Custom Gasket Manufacturing

Blaylock Gasket & Packing specializes in custom gasket manufacturing that are fabricated to meet your exact specifications. For more than 30 years, BG&P has focused on meeting the requirements of manufacturing industries. Proud to work with small businesses and major corporations alike, we hold ourselves to a higher standard - a fact apparent in every custom fabricated gasket we craft. 

As a custom gasket manufacturer, we have the resources, inventory and equipment to help you select the proper material. With your sealing needs in mind, we are proud to stock an extensive variety of high-quality materials in our expansive, insulated warehouse. Our commitment to extensive inventory ensures you don't have to wait too long for a gasket seal that is sure to work for you. From the oilfield, refinery and pipeline industries to the food, pharmaceutical and other manufacturing sectors, BG&P is proud to be "Your Sealing Source".  

Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with our custom gasket fabrication services. Simply click on the "Ask a Question" tab, Contact us, or submit your Request for Quote. Your inquiry will be answered promptly.

Gasket FAQs

What is durometer for gasket materials?

Durometer is the measure of how hard or soft a gasket material is. Lower durometers are softer and higher durometer are harder. There are several “shores” for measuring durometer.

SHORE A: Most common for most rubbers and foam materials. Common range is 30 Durometer to 90 DurometerAlthough softer and harder materials are available. As an unscientific point of reference an eraser is around 30-40 durometer, and a tire tread is 60-70 durometer.
SHORE D: This scale measures hard materials like stiff polyurethane or plastics.
SHORE 00: This scale measures soft materials like sponges and foams.

What are the best chemical-resistant gasket materials?

When it comes to the chemical compatibility of your sealing application, it is critically important to consult an expert. Oftentimes, a material may be great with one chemical, but another ingredient may cause the gasket to dissolve. It’s impossible to say one gasket material is ideal for chemical compatibility. Materials like PTFE and Viton™ are popular, but their functionality can never be assumed. With all gasket sealing applications, testing should always be done to ensure the gasket works. 

What is the best gasket material for drinking and potable water?

NSF/ANSI 61 is the national standard for materials that may be exposed to drinking water. In many applications involving drinking water gaskets may be required to meet this standard. Blaylock Gasket & Packing offers several materials that are NSF 61 compliant, and are used frequently by municipalities, water departments, and private manufacturers.

Are there gaskets that are safe for food applications?

Yes! Many of Blaylock Gasket & Packing’s materials are available in a food-safe version, compliant with FDA specifications like 21 CFR 177.2600. We offer Neoprene, Nitrile, SiliconeViton™, EPDM, Gum, sponge, and other materials that offer some FDA compliance. Your representative can explain further.

What is the best gasket material for outdoor and weather applications?

Blaylock Gasket offers dozens of materials renowned for their ability to tackle ozone, UV, sunlight, weather, fungus, and other environmental concerns. EPDM rubber is a popular choice for its outdoor stability, but every application is different and should be discussed with an expert. Blaylock Gasket offers multiple sponge products as well, great for weather stripping, sealing, and more. Our team is glad to help.

What gasket or material is best for applications with high heat?

How hot are we talking about? With many applications, Blaylock Gasket’s SiliconeSponge, and Rubber can withstand operating temperatures north of 450F. There are non-asbestos sheets good to temperatures north of 800F. For even toastier applications, MICA, fiberglass, and ceramic products are available for even higher temperatures. Blaylock Gasket offers ceramic fiber materials capable of operating in temperatures exceeding 2000F. As with any application, it's best to consult an expert. Blaylock Gasket & Packing is proud to have been your sealing source since 1983. 

What gasket or material is best for applications with oil and gas?

Some popular materials in the oil and gas sector include Buna Nitrile, Viton™ or FKM, Silicone, Cork Products, and Fiber materials. However, every application has unique elements. Because Nitrile worked with your last project, there is no guarantee it would work best for your current application. Blaylock Gasket & Packing’s team can help you evaluate all variables and find a material suitable for your unique situation.

Why is my gasket leaking?

Several factors can cause a gasket or seal to leak. Much of the time, the leak is the result of the wrong material or type of gasket being used. Other times, gaskets may simply be at the end of their life, with factors like weather and chemicals exacting a toll over the years. Blaylock Gasket & Packing’s team will be glad to help you determine a cause for your sealing failure.


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