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Various Gauges/Thicknesses

Shim Foil

Various Gauges/Thicknesses

At Stephens Gaskets we manufacture shim foil in a range of different materials. These foils are precision strips which we supply in volume to order or bespoke for customers who only require a small number.

We pride ourselves on the quality of all the products we manufacture at Stephens Gaskets and, as with our shims and washers, our foils are of the highest quality backed by our ISO9001-2000.

So what is foil?

A foil is very thin malleable material that can be rolled, folded and hammered into finely cut strips and used in a wide range of industries, from engineering, defence and aerospace to food products, pharmaceuticals and household goods. All types of foil materials can be used for tooling, packaging and storage.

Foil also has a similar function to a shim – particularly with regards to machinery and heavy plant – when it is used to fit in to the space between two components. This ensures that engineered parts retain their longevity and quality while the foil or shim takes all the wear and tear. It also helps customers to cut down on their overheads, replacing cheap foil material rather than expensive engineered equipment.

Some of the foil material we produce includes:


Aluminium foils converted into thin sheets are rolled and folded and often used in the food and pharmaceutical industries for packaging and storage.  A popular use for aluminium foils is to store products such as dairy or perishable foods without the need for refrigeration. Aluminium foil is also used for thermal insulation and commonly found in cable liners. Thickness ranges from 008mm to 2,00mm, while strip widths are 1.600 to 1250 mm. At Stephen’s Gaskets we also cut measures to fit customers the customer’s requirements.


Stainless Steel Foil

Similar to aluminium strips, Stainless Steel foil is manufactured into thin sheets. Our stainless foil sheet comes in various thicknesses from 0.005mm to 2.00mm. These finely honed sheets are resistant to staining and are low maintenance. Stainless steel foil is a popular product across a wide number of industries as it never rusts or corrodes when exposed to the elements, particularly water.

Copper Foil

Our copper foil strips typically range in thickness from 0.005 mm to 1 mm. Copper foil is used for products that include roofing, circuit boards and heat exchanging. Copper foil rolls are used for cable wraps, batteries, while copper sheet can be used in medical products and in the automotive industry.

Brass foil

Brass foil varies in thickness from 0.005 mm to 1 mm and comes in widths of 1mm to 230mm. It’s manufactured in the same way and to the same standards as other foil materials and is used in general engineering and in the electronics and electrical engineering sectors.

Competitive Pricing

At Stephens Gaskets we have many years of experience producing a huge range of shim foil material for customers in the UK and across the world. Our foil is of the highest standard and our pricing is very competitive.

If you’re looking for other products similar to foil materials, such as shims and washers, then have a chat with our experts. They’ll be able to inform you about the huge range we have of offer here at Stephens Gaskets.

For all your pressed part, foil and shim requirements please Contact us for a quotation.

Stephens Gaskets are experts in the manufacturing of shim washers.


  • Various Metals Available
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Fast Quotations
  • Quality British Manufacturing

Shim foil is a thin piece of material that has the ability to be rolled, folded and hammered into strips. The foils are used across a wide range of industries such as the engineering, defence, food, pharmaceuticals and aerospace industries. When used in machinery, the foil has a similar function to a shim, in that it can be used to fill a gap between two other components. Shim foils can help devices to retain their longevity and quality by taking the impact and wear and tear that would otherwise be on the component.

Here at Stephens Gaskets, leading manufacturers of precision machined components, we are proud to stock an extensive range of shim foil variations. By supplying the product in different materials, gauges and thicknesses, we can be sure to accommodate plenty of different applications. Some of the materials which we can supply the foils in include stainless steel, copper, brass and aluminium.

We pride ourselves on quality and value for money, working with trusted suppliers to ensure that we have access to only the highest qualities of materials and resources to work with. We aim to be as flexible as we can with our shim foil services and can supply in a number of different volumes to order. We can also provide a bespoke service for customers who only require a small number of the components. With Stephens Gaskets, you’ll be guaranteed a quality product that is guaranteed not to let you down.

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