Custom Products, Materials & Solutions
What are gaskets used for?
A gasket fills the space between two mating surfaces under compression. This prevents leakage when the gasket is subjected to pressure or Vacuum. Temperature and environments are used to select the correct gasket material, and design of the gasket.
Gasket Products We Supply:
Seal & Design, Inc offers a wide variety of gasketing products and solutions. We fabricate over a dozen materials in hundreds of different material styles. Capabilities include: die-cut, water-jet cut, beaded gaskets, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) laminated parts, prototyping, kiss cut, custom packaging and kitting, as well as engineering assistance.
Please note, Seal & Design can work with customers’ specifications to develop specific tools and dies to fabricate custom gaskets with a high degree of precision and repeatability.
GASKET PRODUCT TYPES
Need Help Picking the Right Gasket?
As an added service, Seal & Design offers technical support for any application where you are uncertain about which gasket material to use. Call or e-mail us, and we will be pleased to make a recommendation.
Ask about our software program which has provided the industry with the most comprehensive engineering tool available to industry today.
Beater-addition materials, or simply Beater Add for short, are made by proprietary manufacturing processes. Each Beater Add vendor has their own process but the general process is as follows: A select mixture of water, latex, fibers, fillers, and chemicals is formed into a slurry. The slurry is then run through specialized machinery that extracts the water, dries the mixture, compresses, and vulcanizes the material into a long continuous sheet.
Metallic Gaskets are used for sealing higher temperature and pressure applications, where non-asbestos materials will fail. Typical applications are for heat exchangers, compressors, condensers, pumps, and valves.
Grafoil Sealing Material
Grafoil flexible graphite is a superior performing packing and gasket material. It is the first fluid sealing material made exclusively from natural graphite flake. As a result, its resistance to corrosion, aggressive chemicals, heat and fire make it a critical sealing solution for a variety of applications.
Its high degree of chemical compatibility makes Grafoil inert to most chemicals and gases. It provides an excellent seal even after continuous exposure to the elements.
We sell rubber gasketing material in sheets, rolls, or fabricated to specs. Our knowledgeable sales staff will provide you with fast, personal service. Elastomeric rubber compounds can be used for both o-rings and gasketing products.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Gaskets
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. It is also known by the common trade name TEFLON™, a trademark owned by The Chemours Company. PTFE can be modified for use as a gasketing material with strong chemical resistance properties.
Sanitary gaskets are designed for the food service and pharmaceutical industries.