Summary. Flexoid is a plasticised, cellulose fibre-based material infused with gelatine, known for its resistance to petrol, oil, water, and other fuels. However, it has limitations, such as poor heat and chemical resistance. Flexoid gasket paper is ideal for various automotive components, including water pumps and fuel pumps.

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading suppliers of shims, washers, and gaskets. With decades of experience under our belts, we have plenty of knowledge on precision machined components. Additionally, with the materials we manufacture with and the industries we serve, we can offer plenty of support to our customers when they need it. We support many different industries with our products including the automotive industry. One of the products we sell which is commonly used by this industry is flexoid gasket paper. But what actually is it?

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Flexoid Gasket Paper

So what is flexoid gasket paper? Flexoid is a type of plasticised, cellulose fibre-based material that has been infused with gelatine. Flexoid gasket paper is manufactured primarily in the UK. It is known to be one of the most reliable paper gasket materials on the market.  The gasket sheeting is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses here at Stephens Gaskets. Also, it is available in roll form as well as standard sheet form.

The Benefits 

Flexoid gasket paper is relatively inexpensive, and very easy to use. This makes it a popular choice of material for the automotive industry. Due to the gelatine infusion, flexoid is highly resistant to many different types of liquid substances. Arguably one of its most appealing properties is its resistance against petrol, oil, water, and other fuels. With this in mind, it actually acts as a fantastic seal against these liquids.

Limitations Of Flexoid Gasket Paper

Although flexoid gasket paper has many advantages, there are some liquids and environments that it shouldn’t be exposed to. It has a lack of resistance to heat and chemicals. Therefore, it has limited use in most other industries aside from the automotive industry. The material should be protected from significant fluctuations in humidity and temperature which could result in dimensional change. The maximum temperature for the environment it is being used in should be around 120°C. Flexoid paper is also not suitable for use with alkalis, acids, and steam.

What is Flexoid Gasket Paper Used For?

Due to the many liquids that flexoid gasket paper has, it is regularly used in the automotive industry. Sometimes known as oil jointing paper, flexoid gasket paper is particularly useful in the manufacturing of water pumps. As well as, fuel pumps, oil filters, gearboxes, clutch mechanisms, axle shafts, thermostats, carburettors, and other engine components.

Stephens Gaskets 

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we pride ourselves on quality solutions, fast turnarounds, and competitive pricing. We are committed to going the extra mile with all of our customers. Additionally, we will always offer knowledge and support whenever our customers are looking for it. We work with only the best suppliers. Therefore, we can guarantee all of our products from the finest quality of materials.

Flexoid Gasket Manufacturer – Contact Us 

If you would like to find out more about what flexoid gasket paper is, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. You can explore our website for more information. Or call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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