Silicone sponge is a blown variant of its solid version. When air is injected into the cell structure, it naturally becomes a more flexible and malleable material, lending itself to a variety of applications. Whilst remaining in a closed cell in cell structure, Silicone sponge is compressible in nature, meaning that it can be pressed between two surfaces to create a perfect seal. Silicone sponge gaskets are commonly found on cookers, hobs, ovens, and lighting applications. Furthermore, certain grades of our silicone sponge gaskets come with FDA approval, making them suitable for food applications.
Thicknesses of silicone sponge gaskets available
The thicknesses of our Silicone sponge gaskets can be from 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, right up to 25mm, but this normally depends on our stock of base material at any given time, as well as the density and grade of Silicone sponge required.
Applications for silicone sponge gaskets
Silicone sponge is a very dedicated base material product. It is widely recognised throughout the electrical, automotive, lighting and white goods trades. A more expensive base material than most other common sponge gasket materials due to the unique properties, Silicone sponge is deemed a good choice for applications including lighting fittings, oven seals, cooker hob seals, boiler seals and lighting enclosures.
Silicone sponge gaskets also have a fantastic UV and ozone resistance, meaning that they will not fail over long periods of time being exposed to sunlight or air.
Our standard range of Silicone sponge gaskets are supplied in a medium density, but firm grades, as well as soft grades, of Silicone sponge are also readily available, depending on the application. Firm grade Silicone sponge gaskets are supplied mainly when two heavy surfaces are clamping down onto the gaskets, but only little compression is required to seal. Whereas soft grade Silicone sponge gaskets can be manufactured where little compression is required to make a perfect seal.
At RH Nuttall Limited we firmly believe that your product shouldn’t be compromised with a Silicone sponge gasket or seal that just isn’t suitable for your application. RH Nuttall Limited is one of a handful of manufacturing companies left within the UK that can produce the size you actually require for your design. Moreover, our prices and lead times are always kept to a minimum, and we offer fantastic savings for bulk orders over any other stockist online.
Free of charge samples of silicone sponge gaskets
Samples of our Silicone sponge gaskets can be made and sent off to you free of charge to test on your application prior to committing to a bulk order. Even if you have a custom shape or size, normal tooling is inexpensive, and samples can be produced at extremely cost effective prices.
Bespoke silicone sponge gaskets
Bespoke Silicone sponge gaskets are manufactured by RH Nuttall Limited. If you have a certain application then we can accommodate tooling to suit. Whether it is a plain shape or a more intricate gasket with holes or slots, we’ll have you covered.
London underground silicone gaskets
RH Nuttall Limited are a main supplier of tailored silicone sponge gaskets for the London Underground transport network. Low smoke, low toxic silicone sponge gaskets are manufactured from a particular base material that has been tested to the highest level. Standard HT800 and softer BF2000 grades of silicone sponge are readily available to have your gaskets manufactured and supplied from.
Self-adhesive silicone sponge gaskets
Silicone sponge gaskets can be supplied with a self-adhesive backing to aid in third hand fixing if required. A peel away carrier can be applied to either one or both sides of the gasket depending on the application involved.
For all your Silicone sponge gaskets requirements please feel free to contact RH Nuttall Limited. Why settle for an online stockist when you can come directly to the manufacturer!