Neoprene Cork Pads
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have been manufacturing cork products since 1996, in most grades including neoprene bonded pads, all of which can be supplied with a choice of plain or self-adhesive finishes, or even laminated to one of our materials.
Our neoprene bonded cork pads are produced on-site using drawings or measurements provided by our customers, ensuring the final product is to their exact specification. Depending upon the size and quantity of pads required, one of many presses, bandsaws or CNC machines can be used to manufacture the final product, from one-off to multiple batch runs.
Depending upon the size of the cork pad required, they can be supplied as loosely cut parts or kiss-cut on rolls where a high quantity is required for use on fast-paced assembly lines.
What are Neoprene Bonded Cork Pads?
Neoprene Bonded Cork is a mix of neoprene rubber and natural cork granules, bound together to create a flexible material with additional properties. Neoprene bonded cork has a speckled appearance and allows for the material to be used at greater temperatures and where a water tight seal is crucial.
Cork pads are cut from stock sheets or rolls, often used in the same way as a gasket, whereby they are used to create a seal between uneven surfaces and fill irregularities. Our pads can be produced as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval-shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses.
Manufacturing pads in-house even means we can supply them in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations.
For information on Neoprene Cork Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: natural with a black speckled effect
- Density: Density-0.56-0.70
- Resistances: Oils, Sound Suppression, Water Resistance
- Temperature Range: -20°C to +120°C
- Thickness: 0.8mm – 9.5mm (can be laminated to greater thicknesses).
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Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
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Why use Neoprene Cork Pads?
We offer sheets of neoprene cork in various thicknesses from which pads can be cut. Neoprene cork pads are popular due to having a number of excellent properties such as being lightweight, can withstand high pressure without degrading and is highly tear-resistant.
This material is a cheaper alternative to some sponge and rubber pads, has good resistance to oil, seals at temperatures of up to 120°C and is excellent for water sealing applications even when used outdoors.
Neoprene cork pads have thermal, sound and vibration insulation properties therefore often utilised within the automotive industry and as a base material under heavy plant machinery, pumps and compressors to reduce noise and vibration levels. Other uses of Neoprene bonded cork pads include electrical transformers, valve covers and within sumps, etc
Advantages of Using Neoprene Cork Pads
Neoprene cork pads offer countless advantages and excellent properties making them ideal for use within many industries. Neoprene cork pads have a wide working temperature range, resistance to oil, weathering, friction and abrasion.
They also offer sound and vibration control and are often used to fill irregularities between surfaces, fill gaps, seal against water, gas and air, provide a smooth and even surface for fastenings, allowing for a better fit. As neoprene cork pads are produced in-house, we can manufacture bespoke sizes and in any quantity and with a choice of finishes.
Benefits of Neoprene Cork Pads
- Sound Suppression
- Thermal Properties
- Bonded with other materials based on application
- Oils Resistance
- Resistance to weathering
Along with Neoprene Bonded, there are other different grades of cork used to manufacture pads for use within many industries each with its own unique characteristics, depending upon the material it is blended. Grades of cork include Natural, Resin Bonded, Nitrile Bonded and Synthetic Bonded
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.
Resin-bonded cork – this is 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 – this material is still 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.
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