A gasket is a mechanical seal, which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression. source : Wikipedia The most common use of a gasket is to interface between two surfaces to improve the function of the components. Gaskets can be used for many different purposes, such as: sound and noise reduction, hygiene, sealing, anti-vibration, packaging and as supports and mountings or as a safety device.Gasket materials are selected for their characteristics: such as their resistance to chemicals, alkaline, acids, pressures,extreme temperatures,and their ability to withstand different environments (such as deep-sea, mining etc.). In fact, The properties of a gasket are typically those of the material out of which it is manufactured.There are many different materials that gaskets can be made out of.
Some materials used for making Gaskets are:
The following materials are used as fillers for gaskets: