Gaskets, Washers & Pads
Rubber Gasket, Pad and Washer Manufacturing & Supply
We cut a large our rubber gaskets, pads and washers from a variety of commercial and BS specification grade material, and from our large collection of over 80 stocked materials. Read More.
Take a look at the different gasket materials we can cut from here.
Your drawings manufactured in our UK facility
Your cut rubber gaskets pads and washers will be manufactured in our UK facility using the newest CNC machinery and software for reliability and accuracy in production. Due to sustained investment, our manufacturing and supply is not only fast and reliable, but also competitively priced.
Rubber Gasket Materials
Rubber Sheeting compounds to cut from include: Natural, EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile, Silicone, Insertion, Food Quality FDA Approved, WRAS Approved, Metal Detectable
Foam Sheeting to cut from compounds include: EPDM Neoprene Blend, Polyurethane, Neoprene, PVC, Silicone, EPDM.
Plastic Sheeting compounds to cut from include: PTFE, Nylon
Paper Sheeting compounds to cut from include: Klinger, Statite
Cork Sheeting compounds to cut from include: Anti Vibration, Nitrile Bonded, TICO, Nebar, Anti Vibration Nitrile
If you're unsure which material is best fit for your application, we'll offer expert advice on material selection.
• Stock thickness range from 0.15mm up to 25mm
• Shore A hardness range between 40° to 90° shore
Rubber Gasket Accuracy & Versatility
Our high spec, laser guided Zund CNC cutting machine provides our customers high quality rubber gasket production accuracy and flexibility at competitive prices. We even offer a ‘same day’ service if needed.
With fast production times and no tooling costs required, we pride ourselves on our speed of response and quality product finish.
Our in-house expertise and access to state-of-the-art machinery means we can manufacture one-off or 1000 off gaskets with ease. We also facilitate sample approval if required and can easily alter your designs at no extra tooling costs, we can manufacture from your drawing, or even from your sample
We pride ourselves on our consistent top quality service with an accuracy of ±0.5 mm tolerance in most materials. Our huge 2 metre x 2 metre cutting base can accommodate remarkably large gaskets and single piece seals for specialist application.
What is a gasket, what are they used for and why are they important?
Gaskets are placed between the connecting flanges to create a static seal. This means that the seal remains tight and intact under all operating conditions. Various types of gaskets are used to create a tight seal between the pipe flanges. The main function is to seal imperfections on each flange surface so that the working fluid or gas does not leak from the flange joint.
Why are gaskets used? Leaks in flange joints can be catastrophic. Leaking flanges cause loss of product and energy. No operator wants to spill toxic or hazardous materials that can harm humans and the environment. Gaskets can help achieve a reliable seal to prevent leakage of the flange joints.
It is important to understand specific application requirements before choosing a gasket. The gasket must keep the seal against all emergency services involved for an acceptable period of time. There are eight essential properties that any gasket must possess in order to achieve this.
Permeability: The gasket should not be porous to the material flowing over the seal edge.
Tension relief (creep resistance): The gaskets shall not exhibit significant flow (creep resistance) under load and temperature. Such flows can loosen bolts, relieve pressure on the surface and cause leaks.
Resistance: Although usually stable, flanges actually move little relative to each other under the influence of cyclic temperature and pressure. Gaskets must be able to compensate for such movement.
Chemical resistance: The gaskets must withstand chemical attack on the treated medium. The sealing material itself should not pollute the work environment.
Temperature resistance: The gasket must be able to withstand the effects of maximum and minimum temperatures in the process and external atmospheric temperatures.
Non-stick: The gasket should be easy to remove after use.
Corrosion protection: The gaskets must not cause corrosion to the flange surface.