Large silicone gasket with jointed domeIn a previous Elastomerics Blog post (June 2006) there is a brief description of material jointing. That post showed two methods used to joint silicone sheet, one being a combination edge/lap joint. Stockwell Elastomerics joins silicone sheet regularly for large gaskets that exceed standard silicone sheet manufacturing widths. A large dome gasket which Stockwell Elastomerics custom fabricated using edge and lap jointing methods is shown here.

 

Below are pictures of an edge/lap joint made from a high tear strength class 3 silicone (ZZ-R-765, Class 3B Grade 50).

Static
Jointed Silicone Side Static

Stretched
Jointed Silicone Side Stretch

For more information about jointed silicone gaskets, or other custom gasket fabrication applications, please call Stockwell Elastomerics at 215-335-3005 or complete a contact form for assistance.

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