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Gasket vs Seal: Learn the Key Differences & Why It Matters

According to Grandview Research, the global gasket and seal market was valued at $56.9B in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% through 2030.That’s literally tons of gaskets and seals. The largest consumers of gaskets and seals are the automotive industry and the electronics industry.Gaskets and seals are often grouped together. And […]

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8 Gasket Properties At a Glance: A Quick Guide

A gasket seals the gap between two surfaces. They are cut to the shape needed for the specific application. Since there are so many possibilities when it comes to gasket materials, selecting the right gasket material boils down to understanding the gasket properties you need and your manufacturing process. Purpose of the GasketThe obvious purpose of […]

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Does Your Rubber Gasket Manufacturer Keep The Kinks Out of Your Supply Chain?

Die cut rubber gaskets may seem an insignificant and low-cost part of your production process. However, just as the want of a horseshoe nail lost a kingdom, the want of a rubber gasket can bring your line to a screeching halt, erasing all gains in productivity.According to George Alessandra, an economist at the University of […]

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A Buyer’s Guide to Rubber Gasket Materials

A die cut rubber gasket is an essential component of many products. Gaskets seal systems, absorb vibration, and reduce sound. Whether you need rubber gaskets for planes, trains, automobiles, or household blenders, the rubber gasket materials you select depends on the function and the operating environment. Pure Rubber GumNatural polyisoprene is the primary chemical constituent of […]

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Maintaining Tolerances for Die Cut Rubber Gaskets

For your new gaskets to fit, they must be manufactured to your exact specifications at every production run. In addition to dimensions, designs, and materials specifications – rubber gasket specifications include tolerances. Tolerance is the acceptable deviation from the gasket specification. When you exceed tolerances, your product may not work.Frank Lowe ensures the reliability of […]

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Why Choose Silicone Gasket Material for Application

As one of the most popular gasket materials, silicone is extremely flexible and versatile with several high-performance characteristics. These high-performance mechanical and industrial seals have outstanding resistance to low (-100 degrees F) and extremely high (500 degrees F) temperatures.While silicone rubber gaskets are resistant to a wide range of extreme temperatures, they’re not resistant to […]

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5 Uh-Ohs to Avoid When Die Cutting Gaskets

While small in size, die cut gaskets play an unrivaled role in the functioning of your process, product, and or machinery. Due to the monumental role die cut gaskets play, it’s imperative to get it right. Fortunately, the team at Frank Lowe specializes in creating custom die cut gaskets with tight tolerances.In fact, we have […]

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Die Cut Rubber Gasket

Putting Different Die Cut Rubber Gasket Characteristics to the Test

Die-cut rubber gaskets are used for a vast array of applications, especially sealing water. However, not all die-cut gaskets are created equally. When choosing the best die-cut gasket or seal, there are a number of different considerations that should be made. One of the top considerations is the type material and the characteristics it offers your […]

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Rubber Gaskets

What Are the Top Non-Metallic Industrial Gasket Materials?

While often overlooked, the importance of industrial gaskets can’t be overstated. Industrial gaskets are quintessential products employed for sealing, mounting, limiting vibration, and more. Undoubtedly, the main use of the gasket is for sealing.Because of the range of applications for industrial gaskets and the importance of these components, it’s imperative to get the selection of […]

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Checklist for Choosing the Best Custom Gasket Manufacturer

No matter your industry, choosing the best custom gasket manufacturer is important. The custom gasket manufacturer you choose will be the partner to take your design or idea from concept to reality.We’ve outlined a few key attributes you should look for in a custom gasket manufacturing partner. Read on to learn more and don’t hesitate […]

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