Synthetic Cork Sheet
One of the many grades of cork offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets includes a synthetic bonded cork. Synthetic bonded cork is pre-manufactured in standard thicknesses which can be laminated in layers to create bespoke depths or to other materials to create composite materials.
Our standard sheet sizes are 1-meter x 1 meter or 2meters x 1 meter, however as we carry out all our conversion on-site, we can cut sheets down to create bespoke sizes made to order, supplied either plain or laminated with one of our many self-adhesives, foils or with other materials.
Our state of the art in-house conversion facilities gives us the ability to further convert the synthetic bonded cork sheets into usable products such as pads, gaskets, washers and strips made to order using a selection of presses and saws.
What are Synthetic Cork Sheets?
Synthetic bonded cork is a mix of synthetic rubber and cork granules bound together. The addition of rubber creates a speckled, darker appearance, and allows for the material to be used with fuel and oil, and where a water tight seal is crucial.
We offer synthetic cork sheets in various sizes and thicknesses which allows the customer to cut their own parts out as required, alternatively, we can convert the material into usable products such as gaskets, washers, pads and strips, manufactured with a choice of finishes including foils, self-adhesives or laminated with other materials to create composite sheets which add further properties.
For information on Synthetic Cork Sheet please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Flexible and compressible
- Moderate resistance to weathering and fungus growth
- Compatible with a range of fluids
- Sound and vibration control
- Easy to fabricate
- Suitable for low and medium bolt pressure
- Improved resistance to solvents and oil
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Why use Synthetic Cork Sheets?
Synthetic cork sheets are not only used to cover large surfaces but also to cut into parts such as gaskets, strips, washers and pads for sealing against dust, air, gas and moisture, gap-filling between uneven surfaces or for reducing unwanted noise and vibration. Synthetic bonded cork is highly flexible and compressible, compatible with a range of fluids and has some resistance to weathering, acid and fungus growth. These blended corks are typically used in sealing applications, within the automotive industry and are also preferred in applications where there is exposure to oils, chemicals and liquids.
Different Grades of Cork Available
Along with natural cork, there are other different grades of cork used within many industries each with its own unique characteristics, depending upon the material it is blended. Grades of cork include Neoprene Bonded, Nitrile Bonded and Resin Bonded
Neoprene bonded cork is suited to sealing at higher temperatures and resistant to weathering and oil. Neoprene Bonded cork is suited to oil, engineering, electrical, anti-vibration and soundproofing applications.
Resin-bonded cork – 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 – 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.
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.
Benefits of Using Synthetic Cork Sheets
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a network of material suppliers and manufacturers allowing us to supply synthetic cork sheets in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and grades a number of which are kept in stock enabling us to offer a quick turnaround for converted products and also a quick despatch time on full sheets.
Using synthetic cork sheets offers many desirable qualities including thermal insulation, noise and vibration absorption properties and sealing against air, water and chemical leaks. Cork is chemically inert, resistant to fungus and mould growth, flame retardant, anti-static, flexible and durable. Cork material is easy to cut and to work with, it holds adhesive well and due to its flexible nature fits and adheres to most surfaces.
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