Kaxite provides all types of Non-asbestos Gaskets Synthetic Fiber gasket cut from Synthetic Fiber rubber sheet. Suitable for use as an oil-resistant jointing medium for heat installations and engine sealing.
Non-Asbestos Gaskets – The removal of asbestos from the manufacturing material makes these sheets ideal for steam, oil and water sealing.
Just as Asbestos came in multiple grades, and was combined with different rubber compounds, the same is true with non-asbestos materials. Each fiber serves as a reinforcement against pressure. Non-asbestos gaskets contain one of multiple asbestos replacements. Common non-asbestos fibers include, Aramid, Kevlar, Fiberglass, and mineral fiber. Each fiber and elastomer combination performs differently resulting in the need for multiple non-asbestos gasket styles.
Non-Asbestos Fibre materials are so-called because they fill the gap in the range of gasket materials previously occupied by asbestos. Asbestos, although now known to be a dangerous material, had excellent heat resistance properties, which is why it was utilised so widely in high temperature applications. When asbestos was outlawed, replacement materials were needed; and so these asbestos-free, or non-asbestos, materials were developed to perform the same function, but without the corresponding danger to human health.
These materials are now commonly comprised of aramid fibre and non-organic fibres, which are in turn blended with different polymers to meet different applications: most commonly nitrile rubber, for fuel and oil resistance. These materials can also be graphite coated for non-stick and steam resistance, mixed with PTFE for excellent chemical resistance, or with EPDM for potable water applications.
Common Industries Utilising Non-Asbestos Fibre
Oil and Gas
Synthetic Fiber gasket cut from Synthetic Fiber rubber sheet. Suitable for use as an oil-resistant jointing medium for heat installations and engine sealing