A Gasket materials primary purpose is to seal any irregular
surfaces including waviness, pitting, scratches or poor tolerancing. If
two perfectly flat surfaces are maintained, a seal can be created without
any gasket material. Gaskets fix poor tolerancing.
We offer a full range of Non-asbestos, PTFE, Mica and Flexible Graphite styles, equals to Gylon. Branded gasket material like FMI, Garlock, and Thermoseal are generally the best quality gasket materials and provide tracability.
We offer both branded and unbranded gasketing materials. The needs and priorities of each gasket material customer varies. Often in applications such as water generic materials are acceptable.
Each manufacturer of gasket material has strengths and weaknesses. Be it availblity, cost, sealability rating, or specifiic material rating. Allow us to a guide you when choosing the best material for your application. Over our over 30 years as a gasket material and gasket distributor, we have sold all the following manufacturers products.
Gasket Manufacturers we offer or cross reference:
Country of Manufacture
|Mexico & USA (North American)
|No longer produced under this brand
|Slovania / Brazil
Non-Asbestos Gasket Materials
FMI Flexseal 280
59" x 59" x 0625"
|Non-Asbestos Gasket Materials
FMI Flexseal 280
59" x 59" x .125"
We understand Thermoseal makes the majority of their sheet off shore and a few high end sheet gasket materials in the Ohio.
To identify what gasket material you need to use in your gasketing
application several things must be considered. Most importantly, what
are your sealing? The gasket material must be compatible with the fluid
or gas your are sealing. Secondly what temperature is the fluid or gas,
and not just the running temperature, but what is the worst case scenerio.
High or low, if the temperature is not compatible with your gasket material,
your will have a inexpensive part causing a major expense.
type of pressure is invloved? If there is very little pressure a material
with very little tensile strength and minimal pressure will hold up. The
higher the pressure, the higher the tensile strength of the gasket material and
the higher the bolt load is required to maintain the seal.
and temperature combined must be considered. A gasket material can be
fine for either a given pressure or a given temperature, but if you have
that same application with both high pressure and high temperature, be
aware something can blow. Many materials are rated with a P x T rating
(usually non-asbestos gasket material). Some gasket materials like Flexible
Graphite (Grafoil®) can be combined with metal to increase pressure resistance.
Over compression of gasket materials is a common problem with metal gaskets
which have mechanically designed recovery built into the gasket. Over
compression removes the gasket materials ability to recover. Many materials
such as non-asbestos compressed gasket materials and beater addition gasket materials
contain elastomers in the mix of material they are produced from, making
them gasket materials that are difficult to over compress.
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