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5 Common Gasket Types


Gaskets vary in sizes and are made from different materials, but they perform the same function irrespective of size and material composition.  The trusted professionals at Automated Gasket Corporation would like you to know about 5 common types of gaskets.


Cork gaskets are not used with much frequency today, but in days gone by, cork gaskets were common.  They were ideal for certain applications because cork gaskets can hold a strong seal due to their expansive nature.


Metal gaskets work well when there is extreme heat on both sides of the gasket.  Because metal will expand and contract naturally due to their physical properties, metal gaskets have been relied upon for years and have withstood the test of time.


Rubber gaskets are pliable and reliable, and they are widely used in a variety of household applications.  Your garden hose, faucet, and even some canned goods use rubber gaskets.


Glass gaskets are fairly unique.  They get placed into a pipe or hose and they are initially pliable, but when they get hot, they set in place.


Silicone gaskets are some of the most versatile and popular type of gaskets.  They form a very tight seal, which makes them ideal for a wide variety of applications across a range of industries.

Regardless of the type of gasket you use in your industry, the experts at Automated Gasket Corporation are extremely well-versed in the various types of gaskets, and they specialize in repair and replacement.  The professionals at Automated Gasket Corporation can help you learn about flange and ring gaskets, manway and boiler gaskets, semi-metallic gaskets, O-Rings and washers, and a host of other types of gaskets. With more than 50 years of service in the St. Louis area, Automated Gasket Corporation is ready to meet your needs. Contact us today!