Gasket Paper Washers

Gasket Paper Washers

Gasket Paper Washers

Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, we offer high-quality washers in many non-metallic materials, including a range of high-quality fibre jointing materials. 

One such material is fibre jointing gasket paper, sometimes also called gasket paper, which is manufactured in thicknesses from 0.15mm up to 6.4mm in continuous rolls in various lengths which depend upon thickness, from which gasket paper washers can be cut. 

Our in-house conversion facilities produce a range of gasket Paper or fibre jointing paper washers that are all made to order and produced using samples or drawings to ensure the final product perfectly fits the application - even offering a small sample run if required. 

Depending on the size and quantity of the washers required, our production team will select from our range of atoms, autos, travelling head or kiss cut pressing machines to produce the gasket paper washers in the most efficient way to keep lead times down.

What are Gasket Paper Washers?

Gasket paper is a cellulose fibre base, which is impregnated with a plasticised (usually gelatine) chemical treatment that is resistant to oil, petrol, air, water, alcohol, grease and most solvents.

Gasket paper washers are a flat ring (comprising of an outer diameter (OD), internal diameter (ID) and the thickness) cut from a sheet or roll of material, which is placed between two surfaces creating a level surface, acting as a spacer or pipeworks to reinforce the seal when tightened. 

They are also used in a number of sealing and insulating applications.

Product Enquiry

For information on Gasket Paper Washers please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Product Specification & Key Characteristics

    • Thickness: from 0.15mm – 6.4mm
    • Roll Size: vary between thicknesses, but can be cut into sheets or finished parts such as washers
    • Max. recommended Temperature: +120°С
    • Resistances: Oil, Petrol, water, grease (we do not recommend that it come into contact with alkalis, acids and steam)

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Why use Gasket Paper Washers?

    Fibre Jointing Gasket Paper is an inexpensive gasketing material that can be used in many applications where the two mating surfaces are flat and good overall face compression can be achieved. 

    The compound used in the production of gasket paper makes these gasket paper washers resistant to many liquids including oil, petrol, alcohol, grease, water and some solvent, which makes them perfect for use within the transport and automotive industries as seals for fuels and oil pumps, oil pumps, thermostats and oil filters.

    Benefits of using Fibre Jointing Gasket Paper

    • Resistant to water, oil, air, petrol and grease
    • Available in a range of thickness and roll lengths
    • Easy to convert
    • Gasket paper washers can be supplied with a self-adhesive 
    • Gasket paper washers have excellent sealing capabilities

    Advantages of Using Gasket Paper Washers

    Using Gasket Paper for the production of washers offers a number of advantages, not only is it a cheaper alternative to some materials, but it is also resistant to many fluids, oils and air making it a perfect sealing material for use within the automotive industry and within pipework and some machinery.  

    Gasket Paper (used to manufacture gasket paper washers) is often the preferred material for automotive seal or washer production for parts that are no longer available such as when restoring classing or vintage cars and other vehicles.

    Gasket Paper is available in a range of thicknesses and roll sizes, all of which can be further cut down and converted into finished products including gasket paper washers, complete with a self-adhesive backing where required.

    Fibre Jointing Gasket Paper Alternatives

    There are many non-metallic materials that can be used in gasket manufacturing, each with its own unique advantages and properties for use in different applications and environments, some of the popular ones include:

    Natural rubber is water-resistant and offers great shock and vibration resistance properties.  This material however is not recommended for use with fuels, oils or solvents.

    Silicone rubber is weather resistance, flexible and offers electrical insulating properties and performs well at extreme temperatures.

    Neoprene rubber has moderate resistance to UV, Ozone, weathering as well as grease fats and oils.

    Neoprene sponge can be used for sealing against dust and water and is resistant to fuel, oil and other chemicals.  Neoprene sponge offers a number of insulation properties as well as meeting UL94HF-1 fire ratings.

    Cork is oil and solvent resistant, which is flexible and compressible.  Its impermeable, buoyant and flame retardant, idea for oil sealing gaskets.

    Compressed non-asbestos was developed as a replacement for the more dangerous material asbestos.  It’s a strong material offering resistance to heat (including steam), water, gas, oil, fuels and many chemicals.

    Have a Question about Gasket Paper Washers?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.