What’s the Difference Between a Gasket and a Seal?

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber
Assorted gaskets and seals

It is a common misconception that gaskets and seals are the same thing. While it is true they perform similar functions in preventing leaks, gaskets and seals have distinct applications. Generally speaking, gaskets serve as a static seal between flat surfaces, such as joints, while seals are used in more dynamic environments between active components […]

3 Keys to a Functional Gasket

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber, Tips
3 Keys to a Functional Gasket

Environment – Design – Style Frequent gasket replacement is frustrating and costly in machine downtime. It can leave you wondering if there is something that could be done to improve the gasket. The problem can be as simple as making a better gasket. That process starts with examining the environment your elastomer will see, the […]