Conductive Foam Gasket
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd are one of the leading converters of Polyethylene foams, which are amongst one of the most popular material types on the market. These materials are manufactured in a number of grades and densities meaning they can be utilised in a wide range of industries and applications in the form of gaskets.
One such grade ASG can offer and convert is Conductive Polyethylene, which like most other PE foams is manufactured in block form , which can be split down to thicknesses starting from just 1.5mm as sheets or rolls of material before being further converted into gaskets. Our Conductive Polyethylene foam gaskets are produced in-house on state of the art machinery, allowing us to manufacture bespoke items to perfectly match our customers samples or drawings, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket, to a more complex profile with cut-outs, bolt-holes and notches.
From a one-off sample to a multi-thousand batch 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 Conductive Polyethylene gaskets can be produced plain or supplied 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 a roll for quick and efficient use.
For information on Conductive Foam Gasket please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Characteristics Of Conductive Polyethylene Foam
- Colour: Black
- Density: 30 - 45kg/m3
- Thickness: min 1.5mm
- Temperature: MAX operating temperature 90℃
- Flammability: FMVSS.302-Burn rate <100mm/min
- Pass: 12mm and thicker
- Resistances: Impervious to chemicals, moisture and mold/fungal growth
Full technical data for our conductive polyethylene foam gaskets can be supplied upon request, or downloaded from our online portal.
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Samples - Technical Conductive Foam Gasket
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What Are Conductive Polyethylene Foam Gaskets?
Conductive Polyethylene Foam gaskets are a piece of material placed between two mating surfaces in order to create a low pressure seal, taking the form of a strip, pad of an intricately cut shape, used to prevent the leakage or ingress of liquids, gas and dust.
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd offer a number of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) foam gaskets, including those made from Conductive Polyethylene Foam. This grade is similar to standard PE foam in composition and how it is made, but has carbon added to the compound mix which produces the deep black colour, a surface resistance of less than 106ohms and high levels of conductivity, designed to allow electrical current to pass through away from the product or component it is protecting.
Unlike some of the other ESD foams on the market, Conductive Polyethylene is permanently conductive and therefore suitable for repeated use.
Advantage Of Using Conductive Polyethylene Foam Gaskets
Gaskets made from Conductive PE foams as with other ESD foams, offer a number of advantages and features which help maintain a safe environment, save money and protect expensive components.
Some of the properties demonstrated by conductive polyethylene foam gaskets include strength and resistance to tear, good shock and impact absorption, vibration dampening and resistance to water, grease, solvents and chemicals and a maximum operating temperature of +90°C.
Being a closed cell material, conductive polyethylene gaskets do not support the growth of mould and bacteria, nor does it allow for moisture absorption, it is odourless, non-toxic (unless ignited) and will not cause chemical corrosion to components or surrounding packing.
As Conductive Polyethylene foams are manufactured and stocked in block form, they can be quickly and easily split or laminated allowing ASG to convert conductive polyethylene foam gaskets in almost any thicknesses and as bespoke profiles and inserts for added security and protection from impact, movement and most importantly, damage from static charge, therefore saving end-users and manufacturers money on having to replace damaged products and also protects those in contact with the component from static shock.
Applications in which conductive polyethylene foam gaskets can be found include medical devices , handheld electronic devices, display units such as LCD, LED lighting and within telecommunications, to name a few.
Why use Conductive Polyethylene Foam Gaskets?
When fragile and valuable items are being manufactured, packaged and transported - extra protection is often essential. This also applied to electrically static sensitive components which are at risk from becoming unusable if stored or shipped using the wrong or inadequate packing type.
Electrical goods and electronic components all naturally have a dielectric nature, making them prone to damage from surrounding electrostatic charge created during handling and movement of devices, or where the item is connected to a product which creates ESD - this is where a sudden surge of electric discharge between two electrically charged objects caused by contact or friction resulting in an electrical short or dielectric breakdown.
Conductive PE foam is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of ESD as it slowly conducts the charges, allowing them to flow through its cell structure in a controlled manner which prevents discharge or shock. Conductive polyethylene foam gaskets are easy to produce using various production techniques and will compress well in order to create an air and pressure tight seal.
Benefits Of Using Conductive Polyethylene Foam Gaskets
- Permanent ESD protection
- Ideal for multi repeat use during packaging, storage and in-plant handling applications
- Quick and controlled transfer of static charge
- Easy to convert into gaskets
- A soft material which offers cushioning
- Reduces cost of replacing damaged items
- Closed cell material protects goods from moisture damage
Alternative Types of Packaging Foam
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