Nitrile cork is a synthetically based form of cork that has many commercial uses, especially in the automotive industry. Available in sheets, this material can be easily made into gaskets in large numbers in a variety of designs. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these gaskets and how they are used.

What are the Properties of Nitrile Cork?

Nitrile cork is highly compressible, making it ideal for low and medium bolt pressures, as well as low flange pressures. It is resistant to temperatures of up to 120 degrees centigrade, making it able to operate effectively in hot conditions. It is also relatively cheap to produce and will not easily degrade when exposed to oil and fuels.

TYM currently sell two grades of nitrile cork gasket sheeting, grade 1521 and grade 1120. Resistant to oil, hydrocarbons, petrol and other fuels, grade 1521 is both cost-effective and highly durable. Grade 1120 performs well as a seal when subjected to mineral oils, thanks to its dual binder neoprene/nitrile formulation. This grade of nitrile cork is approved for use with BS148, Midel 7131 and silicone oils.

What are its Uses?

Nitrile cork gaskets’ ability to withstand exposure to fuels such as petrol, make them in demand from the car industry. As a result, they are used in valve covers, sumps and crankcase covers. You can also find them in power applications such as electrical switchgear and electrical transformers, as well as seals for covers and lids in general. Thanks to the nature of the nitrile cork material, it can be made into gaskets in a variety of designs, both standard and bespoke.

 If you want to find out more about nitrile cork gaskets, call TYM on 01380 734 510. Their experienced and knowledgeable team will be on hand to advise you.