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Silicone Rubber Gasket 101 | Materials, Properties, Applications

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What Are Silicone Rubber Gaskets?  Gaskets are mechanical seals used to fill in the spaces between two mated surfaces. They are engineered to prevent fluids (gas or liquid) from leaking out of or into the system between the two surfaces while under compression. In some assemblies, they serve as a barrier that keeps two components […]


Gaskets vs O Rings

Gasket vs. O-Ring: Differences and Common Applications

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While gaskets and O-rings serve a similar purpose of sealing out air or liquid, the two are designed for different situations and vary in appearance. Here, the team at Mercer Gasket & Shim will explain the differences between these sealing solutions to help you determine the best one for your application. What Are Gaskets and […]


6 Tips for Choosing the Best Gasket – Materials, Types, Uses

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Everything from the size of the gasket to its ability to withstand degradation and damage plays a role in how well it can stop the escape of air, gas, water, or other fluids. Gaskets are placed between two flush surfaces that have a channel for fluid movement. Because the two surfaces might not be perfectly […]


Sanitary Gasket

Food Grade Gaskets • Material Selection Guide | FDA Approved

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Food grade gaskets play a vital role in consumer safety, helping to maintain the sterility of consumable products. Manufacturers typically utilize these gaskets across a wide range of food-production applications to prevent contamination. One of the most important applications for gaskets is food production; compromising the safety of food and beverages can threaten entire populations. […]


Product Material Highlight- Cork & Rubber Gasket

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Rubber cork — a combination of milled cork grain and synthetic rubber — is a specifically formulated material that has been at the forefront of gasket technology since the 1970s. Also referred to as cork rubber, this material is available in many different sizes and variations, and is used in a broad range of applications […]