Economical Sealing Solutions Line

   High Performance Sealing Solutions For Die cut Gaskets, Seals, Insulators and Bushings

 

 

Introduction:
Auburn's Economical Sealing Solutions Line® of Gasket Materials offers an excellent alternative to other non-asbestos and asbestos-containing products. These gasketing materials are pliable, flexible, bendable, and easy to die cut into specific shapes. Typical usages include die cut gaskets for pumps, filters, flanges, small engines, marine equipment, dust seals, spacers, shims, gear boxes, and transmissions.

Standard Products:
2231
from Auburn is an environmentally compatible, low-density, gasket material formulated from recycled gasket materials. It has an added styrene rubber binder, and is an excellent choice for die cut gaskets required for general, light-duty applications with short duration maximum temperatures up to 180°C (350°F).

NI-2085 from Auburn has a nitrile butadiene rubber binder for resistance to water, coolant, oil and fuel. It has excellent strength and sealability characteristics for is used for die cut gaskets, and is intended for applications with short duration maximum temperatures up to 190°C (375°F). NI-2085 has UL component recognition.

NV-512 is a cellulose fiber material with a fully cured nitrile butadiene rubber binder for increased strength and fluid resistance. It has a very high tensile strength and crush resistance, as is used for die cut gaskets in air pumps, carburetors, gear boxes and transmissions. It is intended for applications with short duration maximum temperatures up to 180°C (355°F).

Material Availability:
Auburn’s Economical Sealing Solutions® Line of product are available in many standard thicknesses - .010”, .015”, .031”, .047”, 062” and master rolls that are 40” wide. These products can be further supplied in a variety of forms that include continuous length rolls, sheets, precision strips, slit-to-width rolls and custom die cut gaskets.

Manufacturing Capabilities:
Auburn’s specialty is fabrication of precision die cut gaskets  with tight tolerances and clean cut edges for any production quantity from a single piece up to millions. All die cut gaskets are cleaned, inspected and neatly packaged prior to shipment.

Manufacturing Method:
Auburn can manufacture a precision gasket using a number of production methods. For a very complex part that involves a low quantity requirement, we ordinarily use a water-jet cutting method as the preferred choice in order to eliminate the need for a costly tool.

  • Steel rule die cutting
  • Water-jet cutting
  • Rotary die cutting
  • Kiss-cut die cutting
  • Quick set-up hydraulic-press die cutting
  • Prototype or sample lot die cutting

Tooling:
For a simple part such as a plain die cut washer, a disc, a rectangular pad or a uniform-width strip, a house-tool is very often available at no additional cost. For a more complex part that requires a tool, a steel rule die is built. A steel rule die’s cost is usually quite minimal ($95.00-$125.00 range) and its production time is ordinarily only 1 or 2 days, at which time a first article sample is sent to the customer for a final approval.

Adhesive Backings:
Auburn is capable of taking any economical sealing gasket material and applying adhesive to one or both of its surfaces. Auburn adhesives are available for both raw materials and finished die cut gaskets including die cut shims, washers, spacers, gaskets and seals. Auburn works with dozens of popular adhesives including:

The use of adhesives has many distinct advantages that include eliminating the messy job of cementing during assembly operations, assuring a uniform amount of adhesive per part, and reducing labor time in assembly operations.

Ordering Information and Special Orders:
Please contact your Auburn Customer Service Representative to learn more about these products or to obtain material recommendations, product samples, design ideas, or price quotations for either raw materials or custom die cut gaskets.