At RH Nuttall we manufacture cork gaskets from simple one-off batches, to multi-thousand runs. Believe it or not, cork is still widely used throughout the gasket industry due to its outstanding sealing and flexible properties. Available in a natural resin bonded state, or more bespoke formats with base binders such as neoprene or nitrile added, cork is a cheap, waterproof and reliable material to select for sealing in applications such as oil sumps or street furniture.
Most people know cork material from the sealing of bottles of wine. This is due to the superb airtight and waterproof seal it creates. Our cork gaskets are predominantly supplied into the automotive, construction and street furniture trades for the same purposes. The main criteria for any choice of gasket material is to determine the application, and what substances are coming in contact with the gasket. Cork being a cheap, flexible, lightweight and a waterproof material creates a perfect seal in outdoor lighting for example. It also is heavily utilised in cars’ sumps where oil is to be sealed against, creating a long-term solution to leakage and seepage.
Being a nonabrasive and aesthetically pleasing base material, our production has also seen a rise in more modern-day household requests through the manufacture of coasters, notice boards, sound deadening pads and even fashion accessories for shoes and handbags.
Cork is a great choice of base material for sound deadening, and is used extensively under compressors, or heavy-duty pumps to prevent excess noise levels. Our range of cork gaskets have a closed cell structure, thus absorbing the noise from reverberation of heavy plant machinery.
Bespoke die cut shapes of cork gaskets
At RH Nuttall we manufacture to your exact requirement, meaning there is no compromise in your design or application. We have over 10,000 ready made tooling shapes in house, from simple circular or square designs, to more intricate shapes with flanges, notches and holes. Inexpensive tooling can also be readily made to manufacture to your bespoke shape if desired. Whether you are after a one-off simple cork gasket for personal use, or a multi thousand run of bespoke parts, RH Nuttall can deliver quickly and competitively. Most thicknesses of base materials and grades are held in stock for immediate production and despatch.