PVC Foam Washers
Advanced Seals & Gaskets are market leaders in producing high quality washers using the highest quality materials, combined with the latest technology and excellent in-house conversion facilities. Producing the washers in-house ensures that high standards are maintained, in turn producing competitively priced, high quality washers consistently.
PVC Foam washers are produced using samples, drawings or dimensions provided by our customers, ensuring the final product is produced to their exact specification. Depending on the size and quantity of the washers 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 washers in the most efficient way to keep lead times down.
PVC foam is stocked in a range of grades, colours and densities, which can be laminated to other materials or coated with a sale-adhesive backing prior to the washers being cut.
For information on PVC Foam Washers 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 Washers
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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What Are PVC Foam Washers?
Washers are often produced using PVC Foam (Polyvinyl Chloride) as it’s 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 products including washers.
PVC Foam 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 are then placed between two surfaces creating a level surface, between pipework joints to create a tiger seal, acting as a spacer or between a nuts, bolts and other fastenings to spread the pressure when tightened.
Why Use PVC Foam Washers?
There are many ways to utilise PVC foam washers as the material as it’s available in a range of grades, allowing the washers to be used in both very light general applications, or those requiring a denser, more robust type of washer.
PVC Foam washers hold various desirable properties such as creating 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.
We have many customers that require PVC foam washers in industries such as automotive, construction, HVAC, heating, marine and electronics. These industries use PVC foam washers for boating seals, window installations, protection, door seals, dust and light seals.
Benefits Of PVC Foam Washers
- 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 Washers
Customers will often choose for their washers to me made from PVC Foam as the material 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 washers 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 PVC foam washers create 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 washers and other seals where they are utilised in the automotive, construction, electronics, HVAC and stationery industries.
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