Gasket sealants F.A.Q.
Q: What are the benefits of gasket sealants?
- No shimming effect; controlled tolerances mean no need for re-torquing
- All voids filled, reducing the need for a fine surface finish of flanges
- Parts that can be disassembled easily even after extended service
- Resistance to high pressure when fully cured
- Widely used as formed-in-place gaskets that produce leak-proof seals between mating flanges
- Prevent leakage of moisture, gasses, fluids, or contaminants
- Remain a liquid when exposed to air, but cure when confined between mating flanges
- Provide a low cost, high quality alternative to molded rubber, paper, metal and other hard gaskets
Q: How do you apply gasket sealant products?
A: Henkel gasket sealant products can be applied manually or by automated methods such as tracing, stenciling, and screen-printing. These sealants are equally effective on a variety of metal surfaces, including aluminum, and most are resistant to gasoline, oil, and other solvents.
Q: What types of materials can gasketing sealants be used on?
A: Gasketing sealants can be used with many different types of materials including metals, wood, plastic, rubber, ceramics, glass, and even concrete. The type of sealant selected for a specific application depends on the material to be sealed, environmental conditions, temperature, and operating pressures in the system.