Gaskets

A simple enough question about a common component but, with the enormous variety of types, applications, materials and industries involved, making head or tail of this complicated market can be enough to blow your mind let alone a head gasket. Broadly, a gasket is a flexible part that sits between two joined surfaces to create an impermeable barrier and prevent leakage or contamination between them when they’re under compression. Some materials need more pressure than others. Gaskets can also function as absorbers to mitigate movement or noise and some materials’ pliability allows them to remedy imperfections in the surfaces coming together. Gaskets built from materials such as silicone elastomer have properties making them effective against more than one element.

What are gaskets?

Gasket materials and functions

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Gasket materials and functions

Felt, cork, paper, metal, rubber and silicone are just some of the vast array of materials used to...

Gasket applications

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Gasket applications

Gaskets or seals? Although the terms are often used interchangeably and some might argue all...

Gasket manufacturing

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Gasket manufacturing

Although standard gaskets are widely available in the market, a bespoke gasket manufactured exactly...

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