Stephens Gaskets is proud to supply gaskets in a wide range of materials. We take pride in being able to meet many different industrial requirements and do so by offering plenty of choices when it comes to our gasket materials. From cork gasket material through to foam gasket material, with plenty to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gasket material with us.

Anytime a piece of machinery or a mechanism is in need of a barrier and bonding properties, fitting a gasket in is one of the best solutions. Also whilst many gaskets are made from rubber, metal, and silicone, foam gasket materials offer impressive sealing capabilities that can be invaluable to certain projects.

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What Are Foam Gaskets?

Foam is one of the most popular materials used in the industrial manufacturing industry. It is praised for its multiple features and functionalities including its expansion properties. This property, in particular, makes it ideal for a wide range of applications such as:

  • Gaskets
  • Sealing
  • Cushioning
  • Insulation
  • Mounting

Foam is heavily relied upon in plenty of mechanical and industrial applications – from home appliances and automotive projects, through to medical and lighting sectors. In particular, they are often fitted between two hard surfaces, in order to enhance the characteristics of the mechanism. Manufacturers will often use foam to provide the following functions:

  • Cushioning
  • Weather resistance
  • Noise reduction
  • Electrical absorption
  • Fluid absorption

Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam Gaskets

When looking at foam gaskets for your application, it is important to have an understanding of the difference between open cell and closed cell foam gaskets. Put simply, open-cell foam gaskets are used in applications where shock or vibration is present and required to be reduced. Closed-cell foam gaskets are often used in applications that are susceptible to outdoor conditions. In such environments, sealing is required to further protect the mechanism from the outdoor elements.

Foam Gasket Materials

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we specialise in the creation of neoprene and EPDM gaskets. These foam gasket materials are also two of the most common forms of foam gaskets and are examples of closed-cell gaskets. Closed-cell gaskets make fantastic sealing solutions against water and air.

Our gaskets are always made using the highest quality of materials every time. We are committed to offering seamless solutions that stand the test of time and provide optimal levels of performance for our customers, never letting them down. We are incredibly flexible when it comes to our gasket manufacturing service, and always go the extra mile to make sure our customers invest in gaskets that tick all the right boxes.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to find out more about foam gasket materials here at Stephens Gaskets, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today. Also for more information, call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk