PVC Electrical Insulation Gaskets
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd convert and supply thousands of components which can be used within electrical insulation applications, including gaskets cut from a range of plastics, available in numerous grades, colours and thicknesses, one of which includes a variety of PVC plastic or polyvinyl chloride - which is recognised as one the most popular engineering plastics which can also be utilised in electrical applications.
PVC plastic electrical insulation sheets are manufactured in sheet sizes of up to 2000mm x 1000mm and in thicknesses between 1mm and 20mm as standard from which gaskets can be pressed and cut.
Our PVC Electrical Insulation gaskets are produced in-house, meaning we can manufacture bespoke items to match our customers samples or drawings, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket, to a more complex shape with cut-outs, notches or bolt holes, whether it’s a small sample batch or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine designed to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets everytime.
Depending on the size and quantity of gaskets required, our production team will select from our range of atoms, autos, travelling head, kiss cut pressing machines or for very large or thick washers, we can programm our CNC (oscillating knife) to produce the gaskets in the most efficient way to keep lead times down, supplied plain or coated with a choice of self-adhesives or foils.
For information on PVC Electrical Insulation Gaskets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Characteristics Of PVC Electrical Insulation:
- Colours: black/white/transparent as standard - but others can be made to order
- Finish: opaque, transparent
- Thicknesses: 1mm - 20mm
- Sheet Size: 2m x 1m (standard - can be cut down or produced as moulded profiles)
- Heat Resistance: up to 70° C
- Resistances: Excellent chemical resistance, corrosion, weather resistance, electrically insulating
- Flammability: self extinguishing (when removed from the source)
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What Are PVC Electrical Insulation Gaskets?
Gaskets converted using Electrical Insulators are materials that do not allow electricity to pass through them, this range of materials include PVC plastics. PVC Electrical Insulation gaskets can be made in 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. Polyvinyl chloride or PVC electrical insulation materials can be produced in a range of formats including soft foams, rigid sheets and very thin flexible films making it one of the world's most popular synthetic plastics polymers.
Why Use PVC Electrical Insulation Gaskets?
ASG’s selection of Electrical Insulation materials are each manufactured using different compounds in order to produce gaskets with specific properties. PVC electrical insulation gaskets are stable and inert which are extremely workable and will hold it’s shape even during vigorous milling and sawing processes.
The material these gaskets are made from is highly chemically stable and offers excellent compressive strength and electrical insulation properties, available in a range of colours which can be very transparent or opaque.
PVC plastics are often used in the conversion and production of electrical insulation components which include seals and gaskets for electrical insulation applications as the material ‘binds’ electrons, holding them still and this prevents electrical charges - in return preventing electric shocks, making it perfect for use within circuit board, wire sleeves and trunking, high voltage applications, etc
Benefits Of Using PVC Electrical Insulation
- Cost effective
- Impact, corrosion, abrasion and weather resistant
- High chemical resistance
- Strong and rigid
- Can be easily machined, heated and bent, glued and moulded
- Low heat and electricity conductivity for use with electrical insulation
Other Types of Electrical Insulation Materials Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic sheeting - our most popular materials being:
- Epoxy Glass - a green coloured material with good mechanical strength, good chemical, electrical and radiation resistance, low moisture absorption and a working temperature range of upto +120℃.
- Kapton - is a polyamide film which offers a combination of mechanical and tear strength along with chemical, electrical and thermal properties that enables the gasket to withstand vibration and extreme temperatures in demanding environments.
- Leatheroid - is a grey/blue coloured paper gasket material, also sometimes called Elephantide. This material is used within the electrical industry to insulate hot elements.
- MICA - is a mineral based sheeting material which has excellent mechanical performances, is resistant to chemicals and provides electrical and therm insulation. MICA gaskets are often used to replace asbestos as they can withstand extremely high temperatures of up to 1000℃.
- MYLAR is an extremely strong, flexible polyester film. MYLAR is an excellent insulation material with dielectric strength, moisture resistance and is an excellent insulation material.
- Nomex can be manufactured using nomex paper or nomex board, it can withstand high temperatures, has high mechanical and dielectric strength, and is an excellent insulation material for all kinds of electrical equipment and applications.
- Presspahn is a brown coloured material, manufactured using kraft wood pulp. Presspahn sheets have excellent physical and mechanical properties, generally used as electrical insulation.
- SRBF is resin bonded fibre material which is tough and rigid, with an operating temperature of 120℃, low water absorption and is resistant to wear, impact chemicals.
- SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper) is manufactured using layers of paper and synthetic resins. This material is suited to high and medium voltage application. SRBP has good mechanical and excellent electrical insulation properties, with low water absorption.
- Valox is an excellent electrical insulation material which also offers flame retardant properties.
- PTFE is a non- conductive plastic material used to produce electrical insulation sheets. PTFE sheets are suitable for high temperature applications and have a high melting temperature. This material has excellent dielectric properties and can be often found used in circuit boards.
Advantages Of Using PVC Electrical Insulation Gaskets
Electrical Insulation gaskets cut from PVC plastics are some of the world's most commonly used products, due to the vast range of advantages and desirable properties the material offers. The material itself is strong, rigid and lightweight.
PVC electrical insulation gaskets offer durability and longevity as PVC plastic is resistant to chemical and weather corrosion, shock and abrasion which means it can be utilised for many indoor and outdoor applications.
PVC plastic gaskets can be cut from standard sized sheets or moulded into bespoke sizes both of which can be further converted by way of sawing, milling, drilling, gluing or bending (heated and manipulated).
PVC plastic gaskets are non-toxic, do not conduct electricity so can be used for electrical applications and although PVC plastic will burn, it is self-extinguishing due to having a high chlorine content.
Using PVC Electrical Insulation gaskets within electrical devices and equipment for the purpose of electrical insulation protects them from generating and passing high voltages, reduces the cost of energy, improves performance and protects users from shock, whilst creating a tight seal.
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