Synthetic Cork Gasket
One of the many products offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets includes gaskets manufactured using a range of materials including synthetic cork gaskets. Using state of the art machinery and in-house facilities, our highly skilled workforce are able to transform customers drawings or samples, ensuring the final product is to their exact specification.
Depending upon the size and quantity of gaskets required, we have a machine that can manufacture the final product, from one of the samples to multi-thousand batches, one of our many automated presses or CNC machines can provide a solution. Gaskets are one of our more popular products as many industries require them for sealing against dust, air and moisture, gap-filling between uneven surfaces or for reducing unwanted noise and vibration.
Our onsite laminating service not only allows us to laminate layers of cork to create greater thicknesses but also enables us to supply synthetic bonded cork covered with a range of self-adhesives, foils and even layers of other materials.
What are Synthetic Cork Gaskets?
A gasket is a sheet of material, usually cut to a bespoke shape used to fill gaps and irregularities between uneven surfaces to create a seal when under compression. Synthetic bonded cork or synthetic cork is a mix of synthetic rubber and cork granules bound together using a liquid binder. The addition of rubber creates a speckled, darker appearance. This material is often used where the gasket is to be exposed to fuel and oil, and where a watertight seal is crucial.
For information on Synthetic Cork Gasket please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Anthracite
- Density: <90KG/M³
- Fire Propagation Index: <12
- Operating Temperature: -30°C to 100ºC
- Thickness: 1mm – 100mm (can be laminated for greater thickness)
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Samples - Technical Synthetic Cork Gasket
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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Why use Synthetic Bonded Cork Gaskets?
Gaskets produced using synthetic bonded cork can be used 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.
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we produce gaskets in many materials such as cork, neoprene sponge, EPDM sponge, solid rubber, felts, silicone, PVC and polyethylene. Our gaskets are used by our customers in a wide array of applications such as automobiles, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Machinery, Production and Safety Equipment. We produce these gaskets to specified drawings in house using our state of the art machinery such as our oscillating Knife and atom Press. For more information please get in touch.
Benefits of Synthetic Bonded Cork
- 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
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, other grades of cork include:
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.
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