Why is Compression Testing Important in Gasket Manufacturing February 7, 2020

Manufacturing and industrial companies use gaskets to fill and cover the space between two or more mating surfaces. They are usually made out of reliable and sturdy materials such as rubber, cork, paper, metal, copper, and foam. Gaskets are flexible, making them perform a wide variety of functionalities such as anti-vibration, packaging, hygiene, noise and […]Read More

Things You Need to Know About Non-Metallic Gaskets January 23, 2020

Industrial sectors have been maximising the use of flange gasket on their tools and equipment. Flange gaskets create a static seal between two flanges faces and fill the spaces and irregularities of these flange faces. Sections of pipes predominantly utilise these flange gaskets since they can effectively prevent liquids and gases from leaking. Flange gaskets […]Read More

Ring-Type vs. Full-Face Gasket Differences January 9, 2020

There are specific components that must be installed when connecting pipes, valves, pumps, and other types of piping systems. Flanges and gasket are commonly found in different types of piping systems, and that they provide easy access for maintenance, inspection, and alteration. Flanges are usually welded or screwed with the help of a gasket in […]Read More

Gasket Requirements for Potable Water Supply December 13, 2019

Let’s talk about the importance of potable water. Safe to drink, even for infants, clean water supplies keep nations hydrated. The livestock on farms, the vegetables in fields, the taps in your home, they’re all categorized as potable water. This life-sustaining fluid is conditioned, often recycled and filtered, and it’s rarely squandered. Accordingly, it’s imperative […]Read More

Why Anti-Stick Coating is Essential for Gaskets with Specific Applications December 2, 2019

Anti-stick compounds coat gaskets so that maintenance techs can easily remove aging ring seals. If fibre or polymer reinforced gaskets didn’t include non-stick plating, how could a tech remove a used seal? Remember, when it was installed, torque-tensioned bolts crushed the material against two flange faces. Sure, that action does prevent pressurized fluids from creating […]Read More

What is a Constant Seating Stress Gasket? November 18, 2019

Constant seating stress gaskets function as flange-interface fulcrums. That’s a difficult term to interpret, especially for non-engineering types. Picture a gasket with a uniform carrier ring. This incompressible metal annulus absorbs the bulk of sealing stress as a ring of pattern-tightened bolts pulls two flange faces together. Cleverly placed at a stress-neutral location on the […]Read More

Properties and Applications of Polyurethane Gaskets November 4, 2019

Polyurethane is a remarkable material. Used in gaskets, the infinitely adaptable polymer takes advantage of its resilient molecular structure to create a whole range of industry-leading products. Adhesive substrates and industry foams have drafted in many different urethane enhanced products. Similarly beguiled by the polymer’s application resistive properties, the gasketing sector hasn’t been slow in […]Read More

Best Uses and Applications for Expanded PTFE Gasket Material October 16, 2019

Polytetrafluoroethylene, which is also known by abbreviation aficionados as PTFE, is a versatile gasket material. It’s a fluoroelastomer, a synthetic compound that’s available in many forms. On switching over to ePTFE (Expanded PTFE), the carbon-fluorine compound gains new mechanical properties. Classed as a popular sealing material because of a talent for resisting chemical attacks, ePTFE […]Read More

Compressed Non-Asbestos Gasket Materials Defined October 4, 2019

Once upon a time, so the story goes, asbestos gaskets were commonly in-use because they provided exceptional thermal strength. The fibrous, silicate-based mineral obviously still exhibits superior heat-resistance fortitude, but asbestos is now recognized as an environmentally hazardous material, too. Known for some time now, the tiny fibres cause life-threatening lung diseases. No matter, a […]Read More

Types of Gasket Materials for Sealing Aggressive Chemicals September 18, 2019

Aggressive chemicals can “burn” though ill-suited gasketing materials. Solvents, strong acids, caustic alkalis, all of these substances are capable of causing corrosive fallout. As an unsuitable seal material erodes, the corrosive chemicals then leak and pool. Depending on the nature of this caustic chemical leak, it could then vapourize and take flight. Clearly, on contemplating […]Read More