When it comes to the simpler of sealing duties, foam washers and foam gaskets are some of the first to come to mind. Not only are these kinds of sealers incredibly easy to use, but they are also some of the most affordable to come by and can be extremely reliable.
From simple splash seals to moisture barriers to dust protection and so much more besides, foam washers and gaskets have literally thousands of huge roles to play in an endless range of environments.
Foam washers and Gaskets, why get them from Stephens Gaskets?
Open or Closed Cell Foam?
The first and most important thing to consider is whether you need open or closed-cell foam washers and gaskets for the job at hand. With open-cell foam, this is the type where all of the microscopic air pockets within are connected to each other and therefore the material is not actually sealed.
A decent choice for certain type of insulation and protection, but useless when it comes to seals where gases and liquids are present and would leak through. Always be sure which type your job needs before making a purchase and triple-check everything with the supplier.
And in addition to the above, while you can of course pick up neoprene foam from pretty much anywhere these days, this does not mean you should expect all suppliers to offer the same calibre of foam washers and gaskets.
Given the fact that most will of course look the same at first inspection, it is hard to know which are up to the job and which will let you down until it is too late.
That’s why we always recommend using a name you can bank on like Stephens Gaskets, with a reputation that speaks for itself.
Give our team a call today on 0121 544 5808 and see what Stephens Gaskets can do for you and your business.
Read our previous blog Seals Gaskets here.