Neoprene Bonded Cork
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd stock and supply cork a range of cork materials, including neoprene bonded cork. Neoprene bonded cork is pre-manufactured in standard thicknesses, in sheet and roll forms depending upon the thickness required, which allows for quick despatch and conversion times as we do not need to split the material down.
Our state of the art in-house conversion facilities gives us the ability to further convert the neoprene cork rolls and sheets into usable products such as pads, gaskets, washers and strips. made to order using a selection of presses and saws. Our onsite laminating service not only allows us to laminate layers of cork but also enables us to supply neoprene bonded cork with a range of self-adhesives, foils and even layers of other material.
Parts produced using neoprene bonded cork can be used for sealing against dust, air, gas and moisture, gap-filling between uneven surfaces or for reducing unwanted noise and vibration They are also preferred in applications where there is exposure to oils, chemicals and liquids.
What is Neoprene Cork?
Neoprene Bonded Cork is a mix of neoprene rubber and cork granules bound together. The addition of neoprene creates a speckled appearance and allows for the material to be used at greater temperatures and where a watertight seal is crucial.
We offer rolls and sheets of neoprene cork in various thicknesses which allows the customer to cut their own sheets and parts out as required. alternatively, we can convert the material into usable products such as gaskets, washers, pads and strips, manufactured with a choice of finishes including foils, self-adhesives or laminated with other materials to create composite sheets which add further properties.
For information on Neoprene Bonded Cork please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: natural with black speckled effect
- Density: Density-0.56-0.70
- Resistances: Oils, Sound Suppression, Water Resistance
- Temperature Range: -20°C to +120°C
- Thickness: 0.8mm – 9.5mm (can be laminated to greater thicknesses)
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Why use Neoprene Bonded Cork?
Neoprene bonded cork is used in many industries and is popular thanks to its number of excellent properties including being lightweight. can withstand high pressure without degrading and is highly tear-resistant.
This material is a cheaper alternative to some sponge and rubber gaskets. It has good resistance to oil, seals at temperatures of up to 120°C and is excellent for water sealing applications even when used outdoors.
Neoprene cork has thermal, sound and vibration insulation properties therefore often utilised within the automotive industry. As a base material under heavy plant machinery, pumps and compressors to reduce noise and vibration levels.
Other uses of Neoprene bonded cork include electrical transformers, valve covers and within sumps, etc.
Benefits of Neoprene Bonded Cork
- Sound Suppression
- Thermal Properties
- Bonded with other materials based on application
- Oils Resistance
- Resistance to weathering
Different Grades of Cork Available
Along with neoprene bonded cork, there are other different grades of cork used within many industries each with its own unique characteristics, depending upon the material it is blended. Grades of cork include Natural, Resin Bonded, Nitrile Bonded and Synthetic Bonded
Natural Cork – consists of grains of cork with no other added chemicals other than a liquid binder known as ‘agglomeration’ to adhere the particles together. Natural Cork is relatively cheap compared to sponge and rubber and can be used as a simple coaster, air/dust/water seals, thermal insulation, acoustic and anti-vibration applications.
Resin-bonded cork – a lightweight, flexible cork, produced using cork granules bound together using a synthetic resin. This grade of cork is resilient to certain acids and is often used in water retaining applications.
Nitrile bonded cork – manufactured using a combination of cork and nitrile rubber granules, giving a speckled appearance. Gaskets made from this material can be used where oil and fuel resistance is required, or where high-temperature resistance is required, industries include automotive and general engineering.
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