3 Most Common Gasket Materials

Rubber is the most common plastic material used to make Gaskets. Kelcut creates die-cut gaskets for a wide range of industries and applications. Gaskets are used in so many devices and appliances that it’s unlikely you go a single day without interacting with a gasket. The three most common types of rubber gaskets are:

1. Chloroprene Gaskets

Chloroprene is a synthetic rubber known more commonly by its brand name, Neoprene. Chloroprene is extremely versatile and can be used in harsh environments because it is resistance to oil and petroleum solvents. Neoprene is also resistant against aging, sunlight, and cold & wet weather conditions.

2. Silicone Gaskets

Silicone gaskets are ideal for products exposed to extremely high or low temperatures due to its high performance and durability. Silicone is unmatched at staying flexible at severely low temperatures as low as -75 degrees Fahrenheit. Silicone is commonly used for medical and scientific devices, especially at higher altitudes.

3. EPDM Gaskets

EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is popular for its extreme resistant to heat, sunlight, and aging. It also helps to preserve colors and dies through harsh weather conditions, making it a popular choice for outdoor equipment.

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