Stephens Gaskets is one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of precision machined components, including those made from Flexoid. Specialising in the production of gaskets, we can design and manufacture the parts in all sorts of shapes, sizes and thicknesses. When it comes to manufacturing you a high quality gasket, we’ve got plenty of different materials to choose from, but if you are looking to create something yourself, we can also provide you with the gasket material.
What is Flexoid?
This plasticised material is great to manufacture gaskets and other precision machined components from. Flexoid paper is created through the infusion of gelatine that results in the creation of a cellulose-based material with a strong resistance to certain substances. Flexoid gasket paper can be purchased from Stephens Gaskets in sheet or roll form, in thicknesses ranging from 0.15mm to 2.0mm.
What are the properties of Flexoid gaskets?
Gaskets that have been made with Flexoid gasket paper will boast resistances to a number of different liquids. One of the most attractive properties these gaskets have is their resistance to petrol, oil, fuel and water. Because of this resistance, they can be used in environments that require seals against these types of liquids – and therefore make ideal cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications.
What are they used for?
Chlorine-free Flexoid gaskets are most commonly used in the automotive industry. This industry requires hard-wearing parts that offer high performances. Its desirable resistance properties means that gaskets that are made from the material are incredibly adaptable in different parts of a device. They can be used in many different projects and devices including front plates, oil filters, timing covers, water pumps, clutches, axle shafts, fuel pumps, oil pumps, engine side covers, thermostats, gearboxes, axle covers and other automotive applications. Lots of automotive manufacturers worldwide use Flexoid paper to make components from. The material can be easily manipulated into the required shape or size, which is why it is commonly used to create replacement vehicle parts. If components have been discontinued or are hard to get hold of, we can use it to create a duplicate part as a simple, cost-effective and fast solution.
The limitations of Flexoid gaskets
Flexoid gasket paper is great for automotive applications, however the material has a low tolerance to heat and chemicals – which means it is not often used in other industrial environments. It is not recommended for contact with steam, alkalis and acids, but there are other alternative solutions for these types of environments – usually in the form of non-asbestos materials.
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To find out more information about Flexoid products, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Rubber Gaskets and Seals.