Advanced Seals and Gaskets Ltd pride themselves on being one of the UK’s largest suppliers of non-metallic gasket, produced using a range of foams, sponges, rubber, plastics and specialist papers. One such material is BF-1000 silicone, an ultra-soft, flame retardant sponge, which is manufactured in sheets or rolls at 915mm wide, and in standard thicknesses ranging from 1.6mm - 25.4.
Our BF-1000 gaskets are produced on-site using drawings, samples or measurements provided by our customers, from a simple picture frame gasket to more complex shapes with cut-outs, notches or bolt-holes. Whether it’s a sample or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine designed to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets every time, which can be supplied laminated to other materials or coated with self-adhesives and foils.
What are BF-1000 Silicone Gaskets?
BF-1000 silicone sponge is an extra soft, lightweight and durable material. Although the material is an open-cell, a sufficient level of compression will allow the material to create a moisture, dust and airtight seal.
BF-1000 silicone gaskets can take 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.
BF-1000 silicone sponge gaskets are an excellent choice for sealing external enclosures, protection from shock and heat while providing stability, cushioning and anti-vibration. BF-1000 silicone sponge offers excellent recovery, high compressibility so that it can be manipulated to conform to difficult gaps and spaces and are flame retardant.
For information on BF1000 Gaskets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Grey or White
- Density: 192KG/M3
- Temperature Range: -55°C to +200°C
- Flame resistance: UL 94 / Listed V-0 and HF-, EN45545-2 (low smoke)
- Resistances: UV, ozone, weathering, corrosion
- Food Safe: Meets requirements of FDA CFR 177.2600 for food contact (white)
- Available Thicknesses: 1.6mm - 25.4mm
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Samples - Technical BF1000 Gaskets
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Why use BF-1000 Silicone Gaskets?
Using BF-1000 silicone sponge for their gasket needs offers a range of desirable properties, BF-1000 silicone sponge gaskets can be used for thermal insulation, heat protection, cushioning and padding, offering a working temperature range of -55°C to +200°C, remaining flexible and resistant to brittleness even at the lower temperature range. BF-1000 silicone sponge can be used to insulate and protect against vibration, impact and noise, its super soft nature means it can be compressed and manipulated to fill even the most awkward gap, where it can form the perfect seal against air, dust and moisture if it remains under optimum compression.
There are many applications that use BF-1000 silicone sponge gaskets, a selection of which include smoke seals, seals within light housings, seals and gaskets within the HVAC, automotive, railway and aerospace industries and gap fillers for noise or vibration dampening. Advanced Seals & Gaskets in-house conversion facilities have a range of specialist machinery that can quickly and easily convert BF-1000 silicone sponge into many bespoke usable parts such as gaskets, washers, seals, strips and pads, all of which can be supplied with a self-adhesive covering.
The Advantages of Using BF-1000 Silicone Sponge Gaskets
There are many advantages to using BF-1000 silicone sponge for your gasketing material choice such as the highly efficient sealing capabilities of the material, it offers UV, ozone, weathering and extreme temperature resistance making it suitable for both internal and external use.
BF-1000 is highly compressible allowing for easy manipulation allowing a better fit within variable gaps and shapes, and when enough compression is applied, the open cell material will still form moisture, air and dust-tight seal.
BF-1000 can be easily converted into a range of bespoke shaped gaskets, offering heat, impact and vibration protection which can be used within a range of applications as an electrical enclosure, window or lighting seals, placed within HVAC systems and widely used within the automotive, rail and aerospace industries.
Benefits of Using BF-1000 Silicone
- Highly compressible and adaptable so can be manipulated to fit into awkward gaps
- FDA Approved (white)
- Excellent sealing capabilities when under compression
- Flame Retardant to UL 94 / Listed V-0 and HF-1
- Resistant to temperature extremes, UV and ozone
- Excellent compression-set and creep resistance
Different Grades of Silicone Sponge
HT-800 is a versatile silicone sponge of medium firmness that offers the lightness of foam along with the sealing capabilities of sponge rubber. It is available in black, grey and red and offers excellent memory and recovery, resistance to UV, ozone and extreme temperatures, is flame retardant to UL94 HF1 and V-0, low smoke and has a wide operating temperature range of -55° to +200°.
Flame Retardant Silicone Sponge is a naturally self-extinguishing material, but certain applications within the aerospace and rail industries require higher standards of self-extinguishing and low smoke emissions found in Flame Retardant Silicone Sponge. This material is UL94-V0 rated, self-extinguishing, resistant to UV, ozone and weathering and offers an extremely wide working temperature range of -60°C - +230°C.
Food Quality Silicone Sponge Rubber is a medium density, closed-cell, FDA approved material. With good thermal insulation, resistance to UV, ozone and weathering, and an operating temperature range of -40°C up to +200°C, this material is suited to the food and drink industry where a soft gasket with a high-temperature resistance is required.
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