It's often better to spend money on custom gaskets than standard gaskets, especially if you have a unique type of sealing tool requirement. Custom gaskets not only fire accurately, they last longer too. It is highly recommended to use custom gaskets rather than buying bulk footage because doing so can save you a lot of installation time and expense.

There are two general types of custom gaskets: custom mesh and custom strip.

You need custom mesh gaskets if your applications require limited shielding and an "environmental seal" (or no seal). You should move on to custom strip gaskets if your applications call for heavier shielding, pressure seal, and environmental seal. These custom strip gaskets can be manufactured with a center compression stop that can prevent damage to the gasket from too much compression. The same device also ensures adequate shielding by allowing the correct closing pressure to be applied to the joint.

Custom gaskets can be made from specialty materials that are not normally used in standard gaskets. Depending on your specific tooling needs, you can ask the manufacturer to use polyvinyl, polyethylene neoprene, antibacterial and flame retardant materials, and even material combinations. You should also choose to use non-standard materials as needed.

Remember that the type of custom gasket material you use is very useful - the wrong type can ruin your equipment and products, and the correct type will greatly improve machine efficiency and save you time and money in the long run.

Custom joints can be made as simple or complex as required. Most custom gasket manufacturers can send you trained specialists to assess your requirements. Choose a custom gasket manufacturer that offers free consultations. They should be able to tell you what type of specific custom gasket your machine or product needs, taking into account your budget and time constraints.

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Pressure and temperature: If a gasket cannot withstand these two factors, there will be big problems.