Closed cell sponge gaskets are critical parts that are used for a variety of applications where sealing is the primary goal. But how do they work? And what are their uses?
What are a Closed Cell Sponge Gaskets?
Closed cell sponge gaskets can be made from several materials, but generally it’s silicone, rubber, neoprene, or an EPDM/SBR blend.
No matter the material used, the form is the same – a structure of non-interconnecting cells that contain air. When force is applied, this allows the air to be slowly released. When the pressure is removed, the closed cell sponge gasket can then draw back in air and return to the original shape.
The decision on what material to use depends on the desired use of the part and any required tolerances– such as heat, moisture resistance, or compression set resistance.
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What are Closed Cell Sponge Gaskets Used For?
Because of their design, closed cell sponge gaskets are largely used for seals and gaskets.
Some example parts include:
- HVAC systems gaskets and seals
- Pipe wrapping
- Door and window seals
- Weather strips
- Conveyer belt cushioning
- Oil seals
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Industries that use closed cell sponge gaskets to create seals or gaskets include:
- Lawn & Garden
- Heavy Truck
- Retail Merchandising
- Consumer Products
- Commercial Equipment
Industrial Custom Products offers a variety of tools and methods for producing the parts that you envision for the projects that you care about. Contact us and speak with an engineer about your project at (612) 781-2255, or request a quote online. You will receive a prompt response.