Specialist Material Seals
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd specialise in non-metallic seals, offering a massive choice of materials from the popular sponge, rubber and plastics, right through to specialist material seals for use within many industries. We supply the highest seals taking the forms of gaskets, washers, O-rings and extrusions, which are designed for several popular purposes of preventing leaks or the ingress of air, fluids and gas, insulation and surface protection. All our seals are made to order and are produced using samples or drawings provided by customers to ensure the final product perfectly fits the application. As each form of seal needs to be manufactured using a different process, ASG has invested heavily in various machinery meaning we can offer most seal types in high or low quantities.
What are specialist material seals?
A ‘Seal’ is the generic term for products often taking the form of cut gaskets, strips, washers, extruded profiles. They are often used as a gap-filler between surfaces, acting as a separator or a barrier to prevent liquids, particles or gases from escaping or penetrating the application and in a number of vibration dampening, sealing and insulating applications. Most of the materials we offer can be used as seals, whether it’s for sealing against harmful chemicals, or to fill a gap, we have a range of material types to choose from.
Other materials from which we can produce seals include a number of specialist types, these can include:
Leather is a material historically used as a sealing or gasket material. It is flexible, resilient and can withstand high levels of manipulation making it suitable for hydraulic gaskets, pipeline and air pump seals, etc. When prepared correctly, leather can be resistant to water, oil, salts, grease and detergents.
Post Office Sponge (orange open cell sponge) seals are resistant to ozone, oils, acids and alkaline. This open cell sponge is designed to be absorbent and often used in packaging, labelling or other wet applications.
Abrasion Resistant Polyurethane seals are manufactured from one of the toughest and wear/abrasion-resistant materials on offer. This material has excellent electrical insulation properties, and resistance to high impact, weather, oil and petrol.
Benefits of Using Specialist Materials Seals
Advanced Seals and Gaskets Ltd offer a massive range of material choice which can be converted into a range of usable products, including seals, from popular foams and sponges to more odd-ball and specialist materials. Specialist materials can be used for a range of applications with varying levels of strength and resistance requirements. Where it’s a simple washer to create an air-tight seal between pipes through to heavy machinery seals exposed to chemicals, vibration, extreme heat and high impact – we have a material to suit. If you are unable to find the material you require or can’t decide which is best for you – give our friendly sales team a call who will be able to discuss your application needs further.