Advanced Seals & Gaskets offer a vast range of materials in roll form from a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, including various grades of cork. Our cork rolls are manufactured in a range of standard thicknesses which can be laminated in layers or to other materials to create composite materials. Our standard roll size is 1-meter wide x 10meters long, however as we carry out all our conversion on-site, we can cut these down to shorter widths and lengths, or join rolls together for longer lengths. Many of the rolls supplied by ASG can be supplied either plain or laminated with one of our many self-adhesives, foils or with other materials.
What are Cork Rolls?
ASG stock and supply cork rolls in a range of grades including Natural Cork and various bonded cork materials (neoprene, nitrile or synthetic rubber). Cork can be manufactured in sheets or in continuous rolls, for many of our materials, the standard roll size is usually 1meter wide x 10meters long, however, cork is manufactured at specific lengths depending upon the material thickness. Some of these rolls can be manufactured at longer lengths upon request, or we can cut them down into short lengths, sheets or into strips if required.
Why use Cork Rolls?
Cork rolls are popular and often taken as they give the customer and end-user the flexibility to be able to cut their own sheets/strips/gaskets/washers out as and when they are required. Cork can be found utilized in many engineering industries where it can be used as a gasket to seal against dust, air and moisture, positioned underneath compressors and heavy plant machinery to help with the control and reduction of noise and vibration. It is chemically inert, resistant to fungus and mould growth, flame retardant, anti-static, flexible and durable. Cork material is easy to work with and cut, it holds adhesive well and due to its flexible nature, cork gaskets fit and adhere to most surfaces.
Grade of Cork Rolls
Cork Rolls can be supplied by ASG in a variety of different grades each holding its own unique properties and characteristics, suited for use within various industries. Below you will find a brief outline of some of our most popular cork.
Natural Cork – a combination of grains of cork and a liquid binder. Natural Cork is relatively cheap compared to sponge and rubber and can be used as air/dust/water seals, in 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. Nitrile bonded cork can be used where oil and fuel resistance is required, or where high-temperature resistance is required, industries include automotive and general engineering.
Neoprene bonded cork – Neoprene bonded cork is a combination of cork and neoprene rubber granules, bound together. This grade has the same speckled appearance as the Nitrile Bonded cork, but with different properties, with the addition of the Neoprene rubber, the 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.
Benefits of Using Cork Rolls
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a network of material suppliers and manufacturers allowing us to supply cork rolls in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and grades. We stock a number of cork rolls in-house, enabling a quick turnaround for converted products and also a quick despatch time on full rolls. Using cork rolls offer many desirable qualities depending upon the grade including thermal insulation, noise and vibration absorption properties and sealing against air, oil and chemical leaks. Cork is chemically inert, resistant to fungus and mould growth, flame retardant, anti-static, flexible and durable. Cork material is easy to cut and to work with, it holds adhesive well and due to its flexible nature fits and adheres to most surfaces.