Gaskets & Seals

Gaskets are mechanical seals designed to fill the space between two substrates, allowing imperfect surfaces to be joined together with more forgiving tolerance for surface irregularities. Often these gaskets are designed to prevent liquid, dust, debris, air, gas, EMI, light, chemicals or other items from entering or exiting a device and can tolerate a specific amount of force and compression.

A gasket or mechanical seal is generally made from a semi-resilient, conformable gasket material that can have a number of highly specialized customizations. Boyd has decades of experience and specialization in selecting best gasket material and gasket design for applications like an intake gasket, oil pan gasket, exhaust gasket, manifold gasket, enclosure door gasket or closed cell foam pad as well as vibration dampers, various mechanical seals and rubber grommets.

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Solutions

  • Possible customizations: resistant to oil, water, flame, mold, heat & other various chemical & environmental exposures, thicknesses, durometer, compression set & resistance, density, color
  • Vibration & acoustic damping for long term device durability
  • Made from various flexible & resilient materials that can be reinforced if desired & lubricated for easy assembly
  • Delivered in various formats: kisscut to sheets & roll presentation, die-cut
  • Plain or adhesive-backed for easy peel & stick applications featuring various tapes & adhesives

Materials

  • Open & closed cell foam & sponge
  • Natural rubber
  • Buna-N (nitrile) & Buna S rubber
  • ECH (epichlorohydrin)
  • Neoprene rubber & coated fabrics
  • EPDM rubber & sponge
  • Silicone rubber
  • EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
  • Polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene, polyurethane,      polyimide
  • PVC sponge
  • Flexible & rigid vinyl
  • Bucote, nicote
  • Stainless steel
  • Cork & cork-rubber compositions
  • Plastics
  • Cloth, cloth inserted rubber
  • Electrically conductive foams, fabrics, rubber, tapes

Market Applications:

  • O-Rings
  • Door, trunk, hood & window seals
  • Weather stripping
  • Thermal & acoustic insulation & damping
  • Vibration management
  • Heat shielding
  • Low break-away & running friction seals
  • Dust & water proofing
  • Grommets & plugs
  • Shifter boot seals & manifold gasket
  • Air intake gasket, exhaust gasket and filtration gaskets
  • Valve & timing cover gaskets
  • Oil pan gasket
  • Instrument panel gasketing
  • Vent gaskets & filters
  • Dash seals
  • Ventilation/HVAC system gaskets & seals
  • Radiator shielding & air deflection seals
  • Compartment door seals
  • EMI shielding gaskets
  • Thermal transfer gap fillers
  • Airflow management & filtration
  • I/O gaskets
  • Rubber grommets
  • Rubber gasket, neoprene gasket, foam gasket, EPDM gasket
  • Bumpers, cushions & gap fillers
  • Lens, LCD & OLED screen gaskets
  • Weather & dust proofing
  • Environmental & contaminant sealing, closed cell foam pad
  • Cabinet & control panel door gasket, window frame gaskets
  • Foam air & fluid filters
  • Acoustic microphone & speaker screens & filters
  • Electronic device housing vents
  • Optically clear touch screen gaskets
  • Moisture indicators
  • Cushions & spacers
  • Input/output gaskets
  • Shock & vibration absorption

Markets

Commercial Vehicle
Automotive
Agriculture & Construction
Consumer Electronics
Industrial
Medical
Mobile Electronics
Enterprise Electronics