Gaskets are available in many types of materials. Here is a very basic list of material properties to help you in the selection of the proper gasket type. At UIP, we carry a vast selection of sheet rubber and gasket materials. Ask one of our experts for help in determining the best gasket material for your application!
A general purpose elastomeric compound with low temperature flexibility and good oil resistance. Good resistance to weather, ozone, natural aging, alkalis, salts and acids. Cloth-inserted also available.
Strong resistance to petroleum-based and hydraulic fluids, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and gasoline over a wide range of temperatures. Good resistance to caustics and salts. Cloth-inserted also available.
Ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, better known as EPDM, exhibits excellent resistance to extreme temperatures, acids, ozone, oxygen, sunlight, alkalis, and keytones.
A versatile and popular high-performance synthetic rubber, Fluorocarbon elastomer has good resistance to oils, fuel, chlorinated solvents, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and strong acids. Highly flexible and oxidation resistant with low gas permeability.
Highly resistant to extreme temperatures with excellent UV and ozone resistance. Non-toxic, chemically inert and fungus resistant.
CSM has high resistance to most chemicals. It resists weathering, sunlight, ozone, oils and commercial fuels such as diesel and kerosene.
SBR RED RUBBER:
An economical and general purpose co-polymer of Styrene and Butadiene, exhibiting excellent abrasion, heat and impact resistance. Highly impermeable, serving as an excellent barrier against gases and liquids.
SBR RED RUBBER CI:
Cloth inserted red rubber offers maximum conformity and deformation resistance. Fabric reinforced rubber presents good dimensional stability under high compression loads.
TAN PURE GUM RUBBER:
Gum rubber is extremely flexible, elastic and durable. Resistant to salts, ammonia, acids and alkalis, it offers good tear strength and is made from FDA approved ingredients.
Exceptionally low gas and moisture permeability and outstanding resistance to heat aging, weather, ozone, chemical attack, flexing, abrasion and tearing. Resistant to hydraulic fluids and has excellent electrical insulation performance.
CLOSED CELL FOAM (SPONGE RUBBER):
An economical rubber with excellent compression properties. Absorbs shock and vibration. Impermeable to air and water with good resistance to solvents.
WHITE FDA GRADE NEOPRENE:
A non-toxic and non-marking elastomer made from FDA grade material. Versatile option for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing. Good abrasive qualities and excellent resistance to weathering and ozone conditions.
WHITE FDA GRADE NITRILE:
FDA rated material compatible in the food service, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Good oil and abrasion resistance, non-toxic and non-marking. it has a superior level of resistance against synthetic and natural grease products and increased durability making it the rubber of choice for food safety.
WHITE FDA GRADE EPDM:
Made from FDA-approved ingredients, White EPDM offers a smooth finish, good resiliency to abrasion and repels oily and greasy food products.
FDA GRADE SILICONE:
While silicone is inherently non-toxic, only our specially formulated grade of silicone is made for consumables. Food grade silicone is often used in food processing, packaging and preparation applications. It can also be found in laboratory and medical environments.
SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS:
Precision-engineered solution for flanged joints, heat exchangers, boiler handholes, manholes and other high temperature, high pressure applications—providing resistance to virtually every known corrosive and toxic element.
Highly flexible, strong, and able to perform in extreme temperatures. Strong chemical and corrosion resistance. Long product life. Often used in the chemical industry.
Excels in extreme conditions, withstanding heat, pressure, and aggressive chemicals. High dimensional stability in high temperatures and pressure fluctuations. Tang-inserted, foil-inserted and other types available.
CORK/CORK RUBBER BLEND:
A hybrid family of materials combined with rubbers such as silicone, nitrile or neoprene. Compressible, flexible, with excellent anti-vibration characteristics and oil, solvent and fuel resistance.
There are many types of compressed fiber gasket options offering a wide temperature range for various applications. Blended non-asbestos fibers with elastomeric binders.