This graphite gaskets article is the second in a series about textile-based gaskets for industrial fluid sealing.
Graphite gaskets combine strong thermal resistivity with resistance to thermal shock, a type of damage that occurs when components are subjected to rapid changes in temperature. Typically, these industrial gaskets are fabricated from expanded sheets and foil-core materials. Graphite gaskets from Elasto Proxy are fabricated through water jet cutting and support the use of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for ease-of-application on your assembly line or in the field.
As a reinforcing textile, graphite also provides numerous advantages. Unlike other types of gasket materials, graphite’s mechanical properties increase with temperature. In multi-layer components, graphite can be sandwiched together with other gasketing materials (such as foils) to create custom sealing and insulation solutions. Graphite is also flexible and can be produced without fillers or binders that can limit sealing performance in demanding applications. Continue reading