EPDM Rubber Gaskets

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KEY FEATURES

  • High quality material
  • Outstanding weathering & ozone resistance
  • Good ageing resistance
  • Good flexibility & elongation rates
  • Suitable for water contact
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Food quality grades available
  • Wide selection of shore hardness’s

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Here at The EPDM Rubber Gaskets Company we can produce EPDM rubber gaskets from a wide variety of compounds and grades to match your exact specifications. EPDM gaskets are commonly used in exterior applications due to the materials excellent resistance to weathering deterioration. The solid EPDM compounds we use features a completely impermeable surface that also provides good abrasion resistance. Aside from offering good physical properties our EPDM gaskets also feature good resistance against alkalines, ketones and diluted acids.

We commonly supply EPDM rubber gaskets for use in water contact or exterior use applications. Applications such as; showers, hoses, roofing, mechanical goods as well as cable jointing can all benefit from EPDM gaskets. We also supply EPDM gaskets for use in electrical systems and installations. However, the combination of physical properties and resistance that EPDM offers make it suitable for use in a wide range of applications.

Aside from our high quality grade we can also manufacture economy and commercial grades for use in low pressure applications. We can also supply WRAS and food quality grades for use in drinking water and food contact applications. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure what grade would be most suitable for your particular application

MATERIAL GRADES

There are many different grades as well as compounds available in EPDM rubber. It is always important to select the correct material to suit your specific application. Not only to ensure that your gasket functions as expected, but also to ensure that you are not pay for properties that you do not require. Below is a list of our most popular EPDM gasket grades:

High Grade EPDM

Our high grade EPDM material features superior weathering and ageing resistance compared to our commercial and economy grades. This can help to ensure that this material offers a longer life expectancy when compared to other grades of EPDM rubber. This is our most commonly request material for use in exterior gasket applications.

Commercial/Economy EPDM

Our economy and commercial grades of EPDM rubber offer a more cost-efficient gasket solution. This material is suitable for use in low pressure applications, where the material will not be put under much duress. Despite being a cheaper alternative this grade still offers some degree of weathering and ozone resistance.

WRAS Approved

Our WRAS approved grade is a high-quality material. It offers many of the same physical properties and resistance found in high grade EPDM, while also conforming to WRAS and WRC specifications. This ensures that this particular material is safe for use in potable (drinking) water applications.

Food Quality

Our food quality EPDM grade is available in white as standard. It fully conforms to FDA standards for safe contact with food. This ensures that the material is non-toxic as well as non-colouring. We commonly suggest this material for use in food processing and preparation applications.

Flame Retardant

Our economy grade EPDM sheeting is a great, standard use material that provides a more cost-efficient alternative to our premium grade materials. Despite being an economy grade, this particular material still offers good resistance to weathering and Ozone deterioration. It also provides good physical properties such as tensile strength and tear resistance.

Acid Resistant

Our acid resistant grade fully confirms to ICI M228 specifications. This particular material combines the strength and resistance found in our high grade EPDM with additional acid and chemical resistance. We typically recommend this grade for use in highly abrasive applications or environments.

Your can visit the EPDM sheeting section of our website for more detailed information about each material. We are always happy to work directly with you in order to ensure that you get the most suitable material possible. Click here view our EPDM rubber sheeting materials.


BUTYL RUBBER GASKETS

Our butyl rubber gaskets are manufactured from a synthetic blend of of polymers with a small amount of isoprene. Butyl is an extremely popular gasket material as the compound is much less porous than other rubber compounds. The material features a wide operating range and is able to maintain its flexibility even in sub-zero temperatures. Butyl gaskets also provide good tear resistance and shock absorption properties. This makes them the ideal material for use in highly demanding sealing applications involving gasses and compressed air.

Butyl is regularly used in a wide variety of applications and industries due to the combination of properties the material contains. With the shock absorption and ozone resistance the material offers, butyl rubber gaskets are regularly used in automotive gaskets. Common applications include; cradle mounts, truck body mounts, bonded overload pads as well as elastic damper hang-straps. It is worth noting however, that butyl does not provide good fuel and oil resistance.

In the construction industry, butyl is often used either alone or in combination with other compounds to create window seals. Butyl rubber gaskets are also used in manufacturing applications that require heat and chemical resistance. The low permeability of butyl gaskets also makes them suitable for use in tank lining applications that come into contact with water, acids, or bases.

Butyl gaskets are also used regularly in pharmaceutical applications. The materials chemical resistance, low permeability and inertness make butyl rubber gaskets suitable for use as seals and stoppers.

We manufacture our butyl gaskets from large sheets of butyl rubber. This gives us complete control over the look and finish of the gasket. It also enables us manufacture large size gaskets without the need for joins. Our highly accurate cutting equipment allows us to create highly detailed and complex gaskets in almost any size. For more information on our butyl gasket material, we suggest looking at the butyl sheeting section of our website. Click here view our butyl rubber sheeting materials

SILICONE RUBBER GASKETS

We manufacture our silicone rubber gaskets from a high-quality solid silicone rubber compound. They feature an excellent operating temperature range, and are able to maintain flexibility and elasticity even in sub-zero temperatures. Silicone also provides good resistance to a wide variety of common chemicals. Our silicone gaskets are available in a wide variety of material grades to suit even the most specialised applications.

Aside from providing stability in extreme environments, our silicone rubber gaskets feature good fire, fungal growth, ageing and ozone resistance. Silicone gaskets also offer excellent tensile strength, elongation, tear resistance and compression set properties. These properties not only enable you to use silicone gaskets in a wide variety of applications, they also serve to increase the service life of the gaskets.

Due to the excellent operating temperature range of silicone, we regularly supply silicone gaskets for use in both hot and cold environments. The ozone and ageing resistance enable silicone rubber gaskets to be used in a wide range of outdoor applications. Silicone gaskets are also suitable for use in industrial and medical industries due to the chemical resistance the material provides.

MATERIAL GRADES

Our silicone rubber gaskets are available in a wide range of material grades and shore hardness’s to suit even the most specific applications. It is always important to select the correct material and grade to suit your application and working environment. This will not only ensure that the gasket is able to function properly, but may also help to increase the service life of the gasket. We have included a list below of our most popular silicone gasket grades.

High Quality Silicone

High quality silicone is the most popular silicone compound that we offer. This material provides good sealing capabilities in both high and low temperatures. It also offers great durability as well resistance properties while also being non-toxic. This material is suitable for use in a wide range of applications and environments.

Fluorosilicone Material

Our fluorosilicone gasket material provides superior resistance to fules, oils, solvents and chemicals compared to our other silicone material grades. Fluorosilicone uses a modified silicone rubber which has been fluorinated which essentially “caps off” the polymer chains. This greatly increases the chemical resistance and improves use in applications where fuels, coolants and oils may be present.

Food Contact Grade

Our food contact grade silicone is manufactured to conform to FDA standards. This grade has excellent heat and flame resistance while also providing very good ageing and weathering characteristics. We can also supply this silicone food quality rubber sheeting in a choice of colours: Translucent, White, Blue and Red to meet your specific requirements.

Glass Reinforced Silicone

Glass reinforced silicone provides many of the same resistance properties found in high quality silicone with the addition of superior physical properties. This silicone gasket material offers superior durability and tear resistance for use in highly demanding applications, such as non-stretch gaskets and seals.

Metal Detectable Silicone

Metal detectable silicone is a high-quality, FDA approved material. As the name suggests, this particular gasket material contains additives that are visible to metal detector scanning equipment. This allows you to quickly and easily identify and remove any unwanted fragments from your products.

Conductive Silicone

Conductive silicone gaskets are manufactured with a carbon compound which enhances the material with superior electrical resistant properties. They also provide the same wide operating temperature range found in our other silicone material grades. We regularly supply these gaskets for use as a low amperage conductor or as protection against electrostatic discharge.

High Temperature Silicone

High temperature grade silicone provides many of the same resistance and mechanical properties found in our high grade silicone with the addition of a wider operating temperature range. This silicone gasket material is able to withstand many hours of use at 300°C as well as 315°C intermittently. Our high temperature silicone material is also fully FDA and EC complaint.

Flame Retardant Silicone

Our flame retardant silicone gaskets are manufactured to meet UL94V0, BS6853, Cal 1A as well as TS EN 45545-2 standards. This material is self-extinguishing as well as offering low smoke and low toxicity properties. We typically supply these gaskets for use in direct heat or fire contact applications.

You can visit the silicone sheeting section of our website for more information regarding our silicone rubber gaskets. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure which grade best suits your application. Our friendly and informative staff are on hand to ensure you always get the best material to suit your unique requirements. Click here view our silicone rubber sheeting materials.

VITON RUBBER GASKETS

Our genuine Viton® and FKM gaskets are manufactured from fluoroelastomers, which results in a high-performance material for use in specialised applications. Viton rubber gaskets feature excellent thermal stability, particularly in high temperature environments. They are also highly resistant to hydrocarbon, chemical, fuel as well as oil deterioration. These properties alone make this one of the most popular gasket materials for use in automotive, aerospace and petrochemical industries.

Another key feature of viton rubber gaskets is the materials good compression resistance even in low temperatures. This makes it suitable for use when other, non-fluoroelastomers would become brittle. It also provides good resistance against atmospheric oxidation, ozone, fungus and mould. Furthermore, Viton® is an incredibly safe material. It offers good electrical insulation properties in low voltage, low frequency applications as well as low burning characteristics. This enables Viton® and FKM gaskets to maintain their durability even in hazardous environments.

We manufacture our viton rubber gaskets directly from the roll. This gives you complete control over the shape and size of the gasket. It also enables us to produce large format gaskets without joins. Our high-tech cutting machinery allows us to manufacture even the most complex gaskets with excellent accuracy.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure what gasket material would best suit your application. Our friendly and informative staff are on hand to ensure that you can always get the best gasket to match your unique requirements.

For more detailed information regarding our Viton® gasket material we recommend visiting the sheeting section of our website. Here you will be able to see standard material thicknesses as well as download material data sheets. Click here view our Viton® rubber sheeting materials.

NITRILE RUBBER GASKETS

Nitrile rubber gaskets are well known for providing excellent resistance against most fuels, oils and grease. It is this resistance that often makes them the first choice for use in automotive, aerospace and oil industries. Nitrile gaskets also feature good physical properties, providing abrasion and tear resistance. A downside of nitrile is that it is not suitable for use with ketones and provides poor ozone and weathering resistance.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure what gasket material is most suitable for your application. We are committed to ensuring that you always get the best possible gasket to suit your unique requirements.

Nitrile, unlike many other rubber compounds is able to resist swelling when exposed to oil and fuel substances. This ensures that our nitrile rubber gaskets are able to maintain their sealing capabilities even in harshest environments. Nitrile gaskets also feature a wide operating temperature range, and function particularly well in high temperatures. This makes them the ideal sealing material for use in engines and other high temperature machinery.

In most applications we manufacture our nitrile rubber gaskets from large sheets of nitrile. This enables us to easily produce large format gaskets without any joins or abnormalities. Our highly accurate cutting machinery also enables us to produce small and complex gaskets.

MATERIAL GRADES

We can manufacture our nitrile rubber gaskets from a wide selection of material grades and compounds as standard. This gives you almost complete control over the functionality of your gasket. We have included a list below of some of our most popular nitrile gasket materials and the key differences between each grade.

BS2751 Grade

Our BS2751 nitrile has been specifically developed in order to conform to British safety standards. This material features many of the same oil, fuel and chemical resistance found in our other material grades. It has the added bonus of being certified for use in a wide variety of construction and industrial applications.

Economy/Commercial Grade

Our economy and commercial nitrile grades provide a more cost efficient alternative to some of our premium grade materials. The physical properties are mostly the same but this grade does not provide the same fuel and oil resistance as our other grades. This particular gasket material is generally suitable for use in low pressure applications, where the material will not be put under much duress.

Fuel Resistant Nitrile/PVC

As the name suggests, our fuel resistant nitrile and pvc blend has been developed for use in fuel processing and fuel transportation applications. This gasket material is incredibly stable and ensures that the fuel remains as contaminant free as possible. It also helps to reduce material swelling while in use.

Hydrogenated Nitrile

Hydrogenated nitrile or HNBR provides superior resistance and physical properties compared to our standard nitrile grades. It features excellent motor oil, gas, oxidised fuels as well as lubricating oil resistance. It is also resistant against animal and vegetable fat deterioration. We typically supply this gasket material for use in abrasive or hard wearing applications.

Food Contact Grade

Our food contract grade nitrile fully conforms to a variety of industry standards including FDA 21 CFR 177.2600. This gasket material is safe for food and beverage contact while also providing many of the same resistance properties found in our other nitrile grades. The flame retardant properties combined with high temperature resistance make this gasket material popular for use in large sale industrial food processing applications.

Gas Approved Nitrile

Our gas approved nitrile gasket material has been specifically developed to conform to BS EN 682:2002 specification. It provides superior resistance against gas and hydrocarbon fluid deterioration. This material also features good tensile strength and flexibility properties for increased durability in extreme environments.

For more detailed information on each particular grade and compound we suggest visiting the nitrile rubber section of our website. There you will be able to see material descriptions, potential applications, standard thicknesses as well as material datasheets. Click here view our nitrile rubber sheeting materials.

NEOPRENE RUBBER GASKETS

Neoprene is a very popular gaskets material due to the combination of physical properties and resistance the material offers. Not only does neoprene provide great weathering, ozone and fuel resistance it also features combustion resistance across many different grades. This unique combination of properties ensure that our neoprene rubber gaskets are suitable for use in almost all applications or working environments.

Aside from offering superb resistance, neoprene rubber gaskets also feature excellent durability for use in hard wearing applications. Neoprene is elastic and form-fitting, which enables us to manufacture it in a variety of complex shapes and sizes. It is also resistant to deterioration caused from twisting and flexing. The flexibility of the material makes it an excellent shock absorbing and cushioning material. Neoprene is also impermeable, which means it can be used as a barrier to in order to prevent liquids and gases from escaping.

Neoprene rubber gaskets are highly versatile and can provide an effecting sealing solution in a number of applications. They are regularly used in industrial applications to absorb shock as well as protect against the ingress of water and dust. The weathering resistance the material offers also enables neoprene gaskets to be used in exterior sealing applications. The flame retardant properties of neoprene make it the first choice for use in automotive, aviation and aerospace applications.

MATERIAL GRADES

We can supply our neoprene rubber gaskets in a variety of different material grades and compounds to suit your specific application or working environment. We have included a list below of some of our most popular neoprene grades. It contains brief information describing the differences as well as potential uses for each compound. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure what grade to use. Our informative staff are on hand in order to ensure that you get the best material possible to suit your unique requirements.

High Grade Insertion

Our high grade neoprene insertion material utilises 150gsm nylon cloth in order to enhance the physical properties of the material. The cloth insertion provides the material with superior anti-flex, anti-creep and stretching resistance properties. This enables the gaskets to be used in high wear applications without fear of deterioration.

Economy/Commercial Grade

Despite being a less durable and less resistant material, our economy and commercial neoprene grades are still suitable for use in a number of applications. We supply this material as a lower cost alternative to our standard and high grade neoprene compounds. We would typically supply this material for use in low pressure and low wear applications.

Food Contact Grade

Our food contact grade of neoprene gaskets have been manufactured to fully confirm to FDA standards for use in food contact applications. It also ensures that the material is tasteless as well as odourless to preserve the quality of the food or beverage.
This material also provides superior water resistance and can help to prevent the build up of mould.

BS2752 Grade

As the name suggests, this particular grade is manufactured to conform to British Standard 2752. This standard is widely recognised in both industrial and construction industries. We can supply this material in a wide range of shore hardness’s from 40° to 80°. We usually suggest this material for use in high abrasion construction applications.

Flame Retardant Grade

Our flame retardant neoprene grade is manufactured in order to fully conform to NFF16-101 M2-F3 and UL94-VO standards. This material can greatly help to reduce the spread of flame as well as reducing the smoke density and toxicity. We typically supply these gaskets for use in marine, automotive, aviation and aerospace applications.

Anti-static Grade

Our anti-static neoprene is a high grade material that also conforms to BS490 and ISO340 specifications for use as a flame retardant material. The combination of anti-static and flame retardant properties creates a material that is incredibly stable. These gaskets are suitable for use in a number of transportation industries.

In order to select the correct material for the application we suggest visiting the neoprene sheeting section of our website. You will be able to see every material compound and grade we offer. You can also view standard material thicknesses and download material datasheets. Click here view our neoprene rubber sheeting materials.

NATURAL RUBBER GASKETS

We can manufacture natural rubber gaskets from a wide variety of different grades to suit your specific requirements. Natural rubber gasket compounds are well known for their superior physical properties compared to other rubber materials. Natural rubber combines excellent abrasion resistance with high tensile strength as well as good pressure recovery properties. These gaskets can also resist vibration in heavy machinery.

Aside from offering excellent physical properties, our natural rubber gaskets also provide good resistance in a number of areas. These gaskets are highly water-resistant as well as being tolerant to alcohols, acids and alkalis. Depending on the application, we can also provide highly specialised grades such as; food quality, shot Blast Rubber, tan Para Rubber and pure latex rubber.

The highly versatile nature of natural rubber enables you to use the gaskets in a wide variety of applications and environments. We regularly supply our natural rubber gaskets for use on low bolt loading flanges, and on pipes with poor quality flanges. However, as every requirement is different we are happy to work direct with you in order to ensure that you get the best possible gasket to suit your needs.

MATERIAL GRADES

We can offer natural rubber gaskets in a wide variety of compounds and material grades to suit any application as well as working environment. Below is a list of the most popular natural rubber materials that we offer. You can also see the slight differences that each material provides.

Food Contact Grade

Our food contact grade natural rubber is available in white and fully conforms to FDA and EC standards. As the name suggests, it is suitable for use in food contact and food processing applications. We regularly supply this grade for use in the food and drink industries as it performs well when in contact with alcohols, moderate chemicals, ketones and organic acids. It is also suitable for use in pharmaceutical industries, as it able to withstand moderate temperatures.

British Standard – BS1154

As the name suggests, our British standard natural rubber material conforms to BS1154:2003 specifications. This material is suitable for use in highly demanding applications and environments. This material is available in a range of shore hardness’s to suit your specific requirements. We typically supply this material for use in construction and high load bearing applications.

Commercial/Economy Grade

Our commercial and economy grade natural rubber material provides a more cost efficient alternative to our higher grade materials. It is suitable for use in a wide range of light use applications. We produce this material from a blend of natural rubber and styrene butadiene. This enables us to maintain many of the physical properties found in standard natural rubber.

Shotblast Rubber

Our shotblast rubber material has been specifically developed to provide superior physical resistance compared to standard natural rubber. It is manufactured using a carbon filler, which serves to increase the hardness of the material. We typically supply this material for applications that require high pressure resistance and less flexibility.

Para Natural Rubber

Our para natural rubber material features a high latex content and is generally tan in colour. This material typically has a lower shore hardness value (40° to 50°), which lends itself towards a more flexible gasket. We typically supply these gaskets for use in applications that require high wear resistance as well as higher acid resistance.

Latex Rubber

Latex is the purest form of rubber, as a result it offers excellent physical properties. As latex is free from fillers it is able to provide high tensile strength and elasticity in a lightweight form factor. We would generally supply latex gaskets for use in high friction and vibration applications.

We recommend visiting the natural rubber sheeting section of our website. There you will be able to find more detailed information about each material as well as standard sizes and technical data sheets. Click here view our natural rubber sheeting materials.

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