Anti-Vibration Cork Strip
Advanced Seals & Gaskets are leading manufacturers of many strip materials, including various grades of cork. All cork has anti-vibration properties, however, the type used will depend upon the application and the exposures such as the temperature range, fuel, oil and certain chemicals.
Cork rolls are manufactured in a range of thicknesses and supplied in a standard roll size is 1-meter wide x 10 meters long, from which we can convert strips of various sizes using one of our many bandsaws, strippers, log cutters and presses depending upon the size and quantity required.
During our conversion process, we can laminate layers of cork to produce greater depth, apply a choice of self-adhesives or foils and even laminate the cork to other materials.
What are Anti-Vibration Cork Strips?
All cork materials can be used to insulate against vibration, however, cork bonded with synthetic rubber such as EPDM, neoprene, Nitrile or SBR increases the flexibility of the material and gives it resistance towards oils, acids and higher temperatures.
Cork material itself is manufactured in continuous rolls at specific lengths depending upon the material thickness which can be cut down into strips.
Anti-vibration cork strips are used in a similar way to a gasket whereby they are compressed between surfaces to fill gaps and seal against water, dust, oil, chemical and air leaks.
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Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: natural ( or with black speckles when bonded)
- Bonded Materials: Nitrile, Neoprene, Natural, Synthetic rubber
- Density: 0.56-0.70
- Resistances: Oils, Fuels (nitrile bonded), Sound Suppression, Water Resistance
- Temperature Range: -20°C to +120°C
- Thickness: 0.8mm – 25mm Thick (can be laminated for greater thickness)
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Why use Anti-Vibration Cork Strips?
Many customers choose Anti-vibration cork for the production of their strips due to the endless list of properties the material can offer. Cork is chemically inert, resistant to fungus and mould growth, flame retardant, anti-static, flexible and durable. Anti-vibration cork strips can be used for the reduction of noise and vibration, usually produced by heavy machinery or equipment.
The high level of vibration or shaking caused by such machinery not only causes further damage to surrounding foundations and creates an unsafe environment for workers, but can also create excess noise leading to hearing impairment.
The use of anti-vibration cork is to stop any machinery from becoming unsteady and moving, again which is a safety risk to employees, but also reduces wear and tear on the device itself. Anti-vibration cork strips also offer thermal insulation and will seal against air, oil and chemical leaks.
Advantages of Using Anti-Vibration Cork Strip
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a network of material suppliers and manufacturers allowing us to supply cork strips 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 into strips, holds adhesive well and due to its flexible nature fits and adheres to most surfaces.
Benefits of Anti-vibration Cork
- Sound and vibration dampening
- Thermal insulation properties
- Bonded with other materials for use with different applications
- Oils, chemical, fuel & acid resistance (varies between grades of cork)
- Provides support and stability to reduce excessive movement
- Durable with abrasion and friction resistance
Grade of Cork
Cork strips 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.
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.
Synthetic Cork (SBR) - a combination of synthetic rubber granules and natural cork creates a highly compressible material suitable for low and medium bolt pressure. The rubber used in this grade provides good flexibility and resilience and improved resistance to oil and fuel. This material is often used for automotive and industrial gaskets and within construction or plant rooms for noise and vibration reduction.
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 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.
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