Synthetic Bonded Cork

One of the many grades of cork offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets includes a synthetic bonded cork.  Synthetic bonded cork is pre-manufactured in standard thicknesses in sheet and roll forms depending upon the thickness required, allowing for shorter despatch and conversion times as we do not need to split the material. 

Our state of the art in-house conversion facilities gives us the ability to further convert the synthetic bonded 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 synthetic bonded cork with a range of self-adhesives, foils and even layers of other material. 

What is Synthetic Bonded Cork?

Synthetic bonded cork is a mix of synthetic rubber and cork granules bound together. The addition of rubber creates a speckled, darker appearance, and allows for the material to be used with fuel and oil, and where a watertight seal is crucial. 

We offer rolls and sheets of synthetic 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.

Synthetic Bonded Cork

Material Enquiry

For information on Synthetic Bonded Cork please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Specification & Key Characteristics

    • Flexible and compressible
    • Moderate resistance to weathering and fungus growth
    • Compatible with a range of fluids
    • Sound and vibration control
    • Easy to fabricate
    • Suitable for low and medium bolt pressure
    • Improved resistance to solvents, oil and fuel

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Help and guidance

    If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.

    Samples - Technical Synthetic Bonded Cork

    Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.

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    Why use Synthetic Bonded Cork?

    Parts produced using synthetic 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.

    Synthetic bonded cork is highly flexible and compressible, compatible with a range of fluids and has some resistance to weathering, acid and fungus growth. These blended corks are typically used in sealing applications, within the automotive industry and are also preferred in applications where there is exposure to oils, chemicals and liquids.

    Different Grades of Cork Available

    Along with natural 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 Neoprene Bonded, Nitrile Bonded and Resin Bonded

    Neoprene bonded cork is suited to sealing at higher temperatures and resistant to weathering and oil.  Neoprene Bonded cork is suited to oil, engineering, electrical, anti-vibration and soundproofing 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.

    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.

    Have a Question about Synthetic Cork?

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