PVC Foam Gasket
Advanced Seals & Gaskets are one of the industries leading producers of high quality gaskets, including PVC foam gaskets, as we have some of the latest manufacturing technology and facilities. We use some of the worlds highest quality manufactures and suppliers, allowing us to offer gaskets to be cut and supplied from a huge range of material types from which our customers can choose.
One range of materials used in gasket production are various grades of PVC foam, which are converted into using our own facilities to ensure that our high standards are maintained, in turn producing high quality gaskets consistently. Working with our customers during the design and material selection process is important as it enables us to produce gaskets to match their exact required specifications and applicatication, ensuring the gasket doesn't fail.
Using our customers' drawings or samples, we are able to produce gaskets in many forms whether its a simple rectangular picture frame gasket, to a more complex shape with cut-outs, notches or bolt holes we can offer a solution. Whether it’s a one off sample or a multi-thousand 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 gaskets can be produced plain or 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 rolls.
For information on PVC Foam Gasket please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Key Characteristics of Fast Recovery PVC Foam:
The general characteristics of PVC foams are listed below - however these are based on all grades and densities and will differ for each one.
- Colour: black or white
- Density: 90 - 200 Kg/m3
- Temperature Range: -30°C to + 80°C
- Flammability: FMVSS302
- Availability: 1000mm to 1400mm widths
1 meter to 130 meter lengths (depending on thickness)
2mm to 20mm thicknesses as standard (dependon grade)
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Samples - Technical PVC Foam Gasket
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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What Are PVC Foam Gaskets?
PVC Foam (Polyvinyl Chloride) gaskets are made up from a lightweight material, available in a range of grades and colours, each with its own set of unique properties and can be converted into a range of other products. PVC Foam 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 fill gaps and to create a low pressure seal preventing the leakage or ingress of liquids or gas and to seal against the intrusion of dust and debris when under compression.
ASG stock a range of PVC foams in a number of thicknesses ensuring gaskets can be produced within a minimum timeframe and manufactured with a range of finishes including foils, self adhesives or laminated with other materials.
Why Use PVC Foam Gaskets?
There are many ways in which users can utilize PVC foam gaskets as the material is available in various grades allowing it to be used in very light or heavy duty applications. The material holds various desirable properties such as being able to create a tight seal against dust, air, water, chemicals and outdoor elements such as wind, rain and sunlight, along with thermal insulation and vibration and sound absorption making it a great all round gasket.
We have many customers that require and use PVC foam gaskets in such industries as automotive, construction, HVAC, heating, marine and electronics. These industries use PVC foam gaskets for boating seals, window installations, protection, door seals, dust and light seals.
Benefits Of PVC Foam
- Flammability tested to FMVSS302
- Vibration and Sound Absorbent
- Chemical, UV and Ozone Resistant
- Effective Sealant against air, dust and water)
- Lightweight and Durable
- Good thermal insulation
As ASG have a network of high quality material manufacturers and suppliers, we are able to offer PVC foam rolls in a range of grades, each with own set of unique properties and characteristics, these include:
Soft PVC Foam - is a low density material, low density, closed cell foam with a density of around 90-100Kg/m3, which offers a working temperature range of -30ºC / + 70ºC, excellent UV resistance and sealing properties against air, dust and liquids - available in thicknesses of 2mm to 20mm as standard.
Medium PVC Foam - is a mid density foam with a density of around 140-170 Kg/m3, offering excellent UV resistance and sealing properties against air, dust and liquids, low level water absorption, dimensional stability, a working temperature range of -30ºC / + 60ºC - available in thicknesses of 2mm to 20mm.
Firm PVC Foam - is a higher density foam of around 200-220Kg/m3. This grade also offers UV resistance, sealing properties against air, dust and liquids, low levels of water absorption and a temperature range of -30/+80°C - available in thicknesses of between 2 and 8mm.
Fast Recovery - this low density, closed cell foam has an average density of 100-120 Kg/m3 and as the name suggests - recovers quickly (returns to its original size and shape) following compression. Fast Recovery foam offers excellent sealing properties against air, dust and liquids, UV resistance and a temperature range of -30ºC / + 60ºC - available in thicknesses of 2mm to 20mm.
Slow Recovery - also a closed cell, low density foam, with an average density of 100-125 Kg/m3 and offers a slower recovery following compression in compassion to other PVC foams. As with all PVC foams, this one also offers UV resistance, excellent sealing capabilities against liquids, dust and air, has a temperature range of -30ºC / + 60ºC - available in thicknesses from 2mm to 20mm as standard.
For further information or samples, please get in touch with a member of our sales team today.
Advantages Of Using PVC Foam Gaskets
Using gaskets made from PVC Foam offers countless advantages over other foams including good acoustic and flammability properties, as well as resistance to ozone, UV, rot and mould growth and solvents making these gaskets popular for use in sealing, insulation, cushioning and filtration application, such as rooflight seals, glazing pads and refrigeration seals.
The different grades available offer features such as varying levels of recovery, working temperature ranges and densities, ensuring the gasket creates a perfect, reliable seal for use in different environments.
PVC foams are available in a range of pre-manufactured thicknesses, ready to be shipped or cut down into sheets and usable finished products such as gaskets where they are utilised in the automotive, construction, electronics, HVAC and stationery industries.
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