Extended life requirements, higher operating pressures, new environmental regulations, more aggressive coolants and fluids – for gasket suppliers, the demands have never been greater. Selection of the right gasket material, optimized for specific applications, is a highly technical process – one requiring engineering expertise that properly integrates design, analysis, prototype build, and test validation tools with state-of-the-art material sealing technology.
Wolverine offers multiple release agent materials designed to improve product performance, manufacturing efficiency, and product identification and differentiation.
|Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)||Good overall resistance to standard heat aging and fluid immersion (i.e., coolant, oil, fuel, refrigerant). Heat resistance up to 200°C in clamped state, application dependent.|
|Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Foamet||Same characteristics of NBR, with the added benefit of higher conformance to rough sealing surfaces and lower clamp loads.|
|Fluoroelastomer Rubber (FKM)||Superior heat resistance and fluid immersion. Heat resistant up to 250°C in clamped state, application dependent.|
|Fluoroelastomer Rubber (FKM) Foamet||Same characteristics of FKM, with the added benefit of higher conformance to rough sealing surfaces and lower clamp loads.|
|Fluoroelastomer Rubber (FKM) Peroxide||High resistance to acidic environment of exhaust gases. Heat resistant up to 250°C in clamped state, application dependent.|
|Acrylic (ACM)||High amine resistance. Heat resistance up to 200°C in clamped state, application dependent.|
|Cold Rolled Steel||SAE 1008 / 1010, C490, SAE 1074 Spring Steel|
|Stainless Steel||SAE 301, ¾ Hard, Full Hard|
|Aluminum||SAE 5052 H38|
|Graphite||Traditional powdered anti-stick coil coating.|
|Resin Graphite||Bonded graphite coating.|
|PTFE||Highest performance release agent, available in black and colors.|
Additional information on thicknesses of rubber coatings and metal cores can be found in our Sealing Materials Catalog.
For more information visit our Sealing Development & Validation Testing page.