Felt and Textiles
Felt & Textile Gaskets
At Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we offer an excellent in-house gasket cutting service, using high-quality material and state of the art machinery, we can offer gaskets cut from a range of materials including various types of textile and felt. Felt gaskets are produced using drawings provided by our customers, with whom we work closely to ensure the final product is to their exact specification, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket to a more complex shape with cut-outs – we can offer a solution. Whether it’s a small sample batch or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets in a range of sizes, these include a number of presses, CNC and kiss-cut machines. Our gaskets can be produced plain or with a choice of finishes including foils, self-adhesives or laminated to other materials, depending on the size and quantity of the gasket, they can be supplied as loosely packed parts or kiss-cut on rolls.
What Are Felt Gaskets?
Gaskets sometimes come in the form of a strip or pad but are generally an intricately cut shaped piece of material placed between two surfaces to create a low-pressure seal preventing the leakage of liquids or gas and to seal against the intrusion of dust and debris when under compression. Our felt gaskets are generally produced using material made from either wool, polyester or a combination of both, this versatile material has cushioning properties, remains resilient under pressure and creates an excellent dust seal.
Why Use Felt Gaskets?
Felt gaskets are used to fill gaps and irregularities between 2 surfaces and to provide a solution to unwanted rattles, noise, vibrations, to seal against dust and can also be used to cushion between moving parts to reduce friction and damage to components and equipment. Felt gaskets have a fibrous structure that can be used to absorb and transmit fluids, they have excellent recovery and high energy absorption and a working temperature range of -40℃ to +100℃. Felt gaskets can be typically found used as oil seals or filters in engines.
Our felt types are available in wool, polyester or a combination of both.
Woolen felt is produced using a combination of heat, moisture and compression, causing the wool to fuse without the need for any binders or binding agents to be assessed. Woolen felts are available in a range of hardnesses, a flame retardant grade and usually in black, white or grey colour options.
Synthetic felts are produced using man-made fibres, constructed by ‘needling’ or using chemical binders and heat. These felt do not perform as well compared to woollen felts when it comes to compressibility, elasticity, absorption and abrasion.
Benefits of Felt Gaskets
Depending on the type and grade of felt gasket taken, the material will offer a whole host of properties and benefits, some of which include:
- High strength & resilience under pressure
- Excellent seal against air and dust under compression
- Excellent anti-vibration solution
- Thermal insulation properties
- Good acoustic properties
- Flame retardant properties (certain grades)
- Fluid wicking