We stock many different variations of a gasket here at Stephens Gaskets including the highly reliable closed cell neoprene foam gasket. With over forty years of experience under our belts, you can be sure to rely on us when it comes to precision machined components. Our experience in the industry has enabled us to develop our services and consistently expand our stock so that we can meet as many different applications and requirements as we can. As leading experts in the trade, we have plenty of knowledge on gaskets which we are happy to pass on to any customers who require more information on our products.
What is a gasket?
A gasket is a type of component that is designed to fill the gap between surfaces inside a mechanical device – including cars. The main purpose of a gasket it to stop leakage and seepage of liquids or gases that could jeopardise the safety of performance of the machinery. When two metal surfaces meet – for example like a join in a pipe – there is never going to be a perfect seal, which means that there is a chance that liquid or gas can escape. By using a gasket, you can prevent the risk of anything entering or leaving the seal.
Gaskets can be used across a wide variety of industries so there are many different materials that can be used to make them. Whether you need it to be oil resistant, corrosion resistant, or able to stand high temperatures, here at Stephens Gaskets we can create the components specifically tailored to your exact requirements. Material is everything when it comes to the performance of a gasket, so it is important that you use a gasket that is suitable for the environment in which you will be using it in. We have a wide range of gasket material to choose from, all of which are versatile and high in quality, including closed cell gasket material.
Closed cell neoprene foam gasket properties
Closed cell neoprene foam gasket components can be used in all sorts of applications however they have a set of properties that make them ideal for water use. A neoprene foam gasket, sometimes known as a closed cell foam gasket is made from neoprene which is a form of rubber. The material has a high level of strength and is incredibly resistant to weather, ageing and abrasion. A neoprene gasket also has a burn point of around 260 degrees Celsius, making it very durable in extreme environments. Neoprene provides good noise insulation too, so the gaskets are sometimes used in home appliances that require noise minimisation – such as a washing machine.
Contact Stephens Gaskets today
If you would like to find out more information about closed cell neoprene foam gasket products here at Stephens Gaskets, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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