It's Important to Know the Conditions
When attaching your gaskets, you will need some type of
adhesive or grip to hold your gasket in place. Whether you choose
to attach the gasket by mechanical means (screws) or by a permanent
adhesive will depend on your specific circumstances.
It is critical that you communicate all conditions that may apply
to your specific needs. Heat, moisture, type of surface, painted
or unpainted, weather conditions and other factors all will play
a part in how well a specific bonding agent will work. Britech can
only make suggestions based on the information we receive from you.
There are many different adhesives available because there are
a multitude of surfaces to which gaskets must be applied. It is
important to select the right adhesive for the job and for the particular
gasket material being used. That's why it is so important to let
your Britech specialist suggest the correct adhesive method for
your specific application. Bonding Silicone Rubber is an area of
specialized adheasives that we also have available.
Acrylic or Rubber Based PSA Adhesive?
Acrylic and rubber based PSA adhesives are normally used
to hold the gasket in place before the gasket is more permanently
attached by mechanical fasteners. Acrylic adhesives work best on
painted or fiberglass surfaces. Rubber based adhesives work better
on aluminum, bare metal and stainless steel.
3M™ (ST) Sealing Tape.
Recently, Britech introduced the revolutionary new 3M™
(ST) Sealing Tape. Britech uses high tech heat laminating equipment
to thermally bond the new tape to an extruded seal or gasket part.
The thermo process ensures a strong, reliable bond of the adhesive
based tape to the gasket. A removable liner protects the adhesive
until the gasket is ready to be applied.
To apply, you simply peel off the liner and press the gasket part
into place. The part is easy to align and stays in place during
application. You can securely attach gaskets to almost any surface
without the expense or work of mechanical fasteners or messy contact
adhesives. It's easy to see why more manufacturers request this
product to be applied to their gaskets.
Call our Customer Service Department today and find out why all
the progressive manufacturers are praising the benefits of switching
to 3M™ (ST) sealing tapes on their gaskets and seals.
Foam and rubber sheets can be die cut to fit irregular shapes. Gasket
materials used around automotive style lights, for example, often
need to be hand cut requiring valuable time. Britech can complete
this process by die cutting the shape and reducing valuable labor
Cutting and Notching
If you need to facilitate the forming
of a gasket. you often need to make special cuts for relief points,
notches and holes. This takes time and effort. Britech can make
these cuts or drill those holes for you, saving both time and money.
Cut to Specific Lengths
Do you need the extruded rubber gasket cut to a specific
length? Don't hand measure out each piece. Britech can do it much
more efficiently. saving you time and money.
Cold Glue Splicing
Several methods of splicing using a variety of adhesives
give you the flexibility of fitting the gasket to your specific
needs. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
Butt Splice - used for fabricating endless gaskets where there
is limited or no strain on the splice.
Corner Splice - used to form gaskets of special configurations.
They provide a satisfactory static seal where the splice is not
Notched 90° Corner.
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