There are thousands of different materials used for Washers and Gaskets and they each have special qualities for their application. Some materials, even though they look similar, have better Weathering Properties, Temperature, Strength, Chemical Resistance and so on.
Here is a selection of materials we commonly use ;
RED FIBRE, BLACK FIBRE, GREY FIBRE, COMMERCIAL RUBBER, NEOPRENE, NITRILE, FELT, LEATHER, CNAF[COMPRESSED NON ASBESTOS FIBRE], CORK, GASKET PAPER, ALUMINIUM, COPPER, MILD STEEL, BRASS, NYLON, POLYTHENE, SILICONE, PTFE, PLASTICS…..
Knowing which material you need can be difficult sometimes, but knowing the application and what job the product has to do is very useful. Some customers like a ‘Belt and Braces’ material where others have a ‘That’ll do’.
Different materials can also do the same job, for example oil and petrol resistant paper[commonly known as gasket paper] can do the same job as some cork products or high specification rubber.
You can always contact us for more information or if you have a question about any of our products.