All You Need to Know About Cork Gasket and Rubberised Cork Gasket Materials

by Crazzy Paul Digital Markting Professional
Rubber cork is a popularly used material for manufacturing gaskets because of its high flexibility and compressibility. Rubber materials such as neoprene and silicone render a gasket beneficial features such as fuel resistance and good solvency of oil. Rubberised cork gasket materials are manufactured from grade one synthetic polymer as well as granulated cork under pressure and heat. Such an arrangement provides the ability to seal the system and grants resistance to fungus and acid attack, extreme weather conditions and chemical reactions. The rubber material typically used in the cork can be Viton, EPDM, neoprene or nitrile. Rubber cork gaskets are mainly used in transformers, motors and as seals for anti-vibration effect.

Cork gaskets are majorly used for various industrial purposes:

There is a list of industries requiring the application of rubber cork gaskets for some or the other purpose. Rubberised cork gasket manufacturers supply in bulk to such industries and use a specific kind of rubber that suits the industrial requirement the most.

HVAC- gaskets absorbing vibration given off by ducts, compressors or furnaces

Electric motor- Vibration and shock controller gaskets for mounting on motors

Power and utility- gaskets used in turbines, compressors, engines and turbines, requiring seals for fuel and oil resistance and vibration control for equipment

Locomotive- engine gaskets in fuel lines and filters that require resistance from oil and other fuel. Gaskets for mounting on engines to provide shock and vibration control.

Material Handling- Shock and vibration controller gaskets

Compressor- Gaskets for sealing fuel and oil and providing resistance against vibration and shock.

The importance of rubber cork gaskets in automotive and electrical industries:

In automotive industry, rubber cork manufacturers combine the resilience and compressibility of a rubber cork with high dimensional stability and mechanical strength of the combining material rendering them most effective for use in automotive applications such as gaskets for covering valves, oil pan cork gaskets and cover gaskets for timing gear. It also seals lubricants in shaft bearings under high pressure, which is an essential property of a good gasket. There is a wide range of formulations using distinctive rubber types and characteristics to meet with the industry requirements, standards and demands. These are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile, EPDM silicone, etc.

In electrical industry, special rubberised cork is developed to prevent and inhibit the leakage of cooling fluids which are used in urban electrical transformers. Similar processed materials are also used in lightning arresters, switch gear circuits and circuit breakers, transmission equipment and in fittings of conduits, cover plates, gear cases and channels in washing machines. Also, for electrical applications, rubber cork gaskets come in various specifications and size ranges.

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