Asbestos Free Fibre & Graphite

For steam, water, oil, fuel, gas & general use.

Since the ban of asbestos based gasketing materials, there has been the introduction of many alternative “application specific” grades of material. Unfortunately, gone are the days that one material (CAF) is suitable for most services.

Our range of asbestos free and graphite based materials is second to none. We stock materials from Garlock, Flexitallic, Klinger, Reinz, and also have our own brand, Greeneseal©, for when a medium quality, cost effective, compressed non-asbestos sheet material is required. It is based on a blend of aramid and inorganic fibre with a high quality nitrile binder system, suitable up to 300ºC and up to 60 BAR pressure*

*Please see datasheets for full details.

 

Asbestos Free and Graphite

With such a wide range of stocked materials, see below for an overview of each material and click on the link for a data sheet.

Novus 10 – BS Specification 7531 Grade X: API 607 Fire Safe.
A premium grade compressed sheet material based on carbon fibre with a high quality nitrile rubber binder system suitable for use under alkaline conditions with good steam resistance. It also possesses excellent creep resistance and is suitable for use with oils, fuels and refrigerants.
Novus 30 – WRAS approved. Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade Y
A good quality compressed sheet material based on a blend of aramid and inorganic fibres with a nitrile rubber binder system suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including hot and cold water, steam, oils, fuels, gases and a wide range of general chemicals.
Novus 34 – WRAS Approved : Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X : BAM (Oxygen service) up to 60°C and 160 bar
A superior performance universal compressed sheet material based on a blend of aramid/inorganic fibres and special additives, with high quality nitrile rubber binder system.
Novus 45 – TA-LUFT (in accordance with VDI Guideline 2440)
Novus 45 is a quality compressed sheet material, manufactured from aramid fibres bound with a high quality nitrile rubber. General service material suitable for oils, fuels, low pressure steam and mild chemicals.
Novus 49 – WRAS Approved : Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X
A compressed non-asbestos sheet material which combines a high percentage of graphite, reinforced with aramid fibres and a small amount of rubber binder system.
A high performance material with excellent mechanical properties, it is suitable for many applications including oils, solvents, high pressure steam and gases including oxygen.
Novus Fi – BAM for Oxygen approved
A graphite laminate material with one or more thin, flat stainless steel 316 insertions. The thickness of the reinforcement is 0.05mm. The graphite sheet is fixed to the insertion by means of a super thin chloride-free adhesive layer. This reinforcement results in a sturdy gasket which is relatively easy to handle and simple to process into gaskets
Novus Ti – BAM Oxygen approved
A graphite laminate product reinforced with an insertion of tanged 0.10mm thick 316 stainless steel. No adhesive is required to bond the graphite layers to the tanged insert resulting in a sturdy gasket material with excellent mechanical strength.
SF2800 – BS 7531 Grade Y
A general purpose sheet material reinforced with aramid fibres and bound with nitrile rubber. Suitable for use across a broad spectrum of industrial applications involving steam (including super-heated steam), water, oils, solvents, fuels, gases, general chemicals, dilute acids and alkalis.
SF3300 – BS Specification 7531 Grade X : WRAS Approved
A premium quality sheet material reinforced with a blend of aramid and glass fibers and bound with nitrile rubber. SF 3300 is suitable for use across a wide range of media including low and intermediate pressure steam, oils, fuels, solvents and mild chemicals.
SF3500 – Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X
SF 3500 is a superior performance compressed non-asbestos gasket material ideal for use in pumps (including split case). It is constructed with glass and aramid fiber reinforcement, and it uses a NBR binder.
SF5000 – Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X
SF 5000 is an NBR based, non-asbestos sheet sealing material, reinforced with carbon and aramid fibers. SF 5000 is suitable for use in a wide range of industrial applications including oils, fuels, steam, water and dilute acids. SF 5000 is especially suitable for sealing caustic liquors.
Thermiculite® 715 – Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X
Thermiculite® 715 is a superior performance sheet sealing materialcomprising chemically exfoliated and thermally exfoliated vermiculite with aramid and syntheticfibres bound with a high quality nitrile rubber.
Thermiculite® 815API607 Fire-Safe
Thermiculite® 815 is a high temperature,chemically resistant sheet sealing material comprising exfoliated vermiculite reinforced with a tanged stainlesssteelcore.
C4324WRAS approved. Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade Y
C-4324 is a cost effective grade material with very good mechanical strength often used for general purpose applications. Based on a blend of glass, aramid and carbon fibres bonded with NBR rubber C-4324 has good resistance to oils, fuels, hydrocarbons, water, low pressure steam and also for weak acids and alkalis
C4400 BS 7531 Grade Y and has TA-Luft (Clean Air) approval.
C-4400 is a high grade material manufactured from aramid fibres with NBR binder commonly used in the automotive and aerospace industries.
C4430 – BS Specification 7531 Grade X : WRAS Approved
A premium grade compressed fibre material with exceptional compressive strength good chemical and temperature resistance. C-4430 is based on glass fibre with an NBR binder and can be used for a wide range of chemicals and applications.
C4500BS 7531 Grade Y and has TA-Luft (Clean Air) approval
C-4500 is a premium grade material based on carbon fibre with NBR binder designed for use with higher temperatures and pressures than the majority of calendared materials. The use of carbon fibres increases resistance to temperature related aging and to attack when used in alkaline services. C-4500 is fire-safe.
C-6307 is a specialist material developed for use in the automotive industry. C-6307 is manufactured with aramid fibres with a blend of Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Natural Rubber (NR). The blended binder system gives the material good controlled swell properties in oils, water and fuels enabling good gasket tightness even with low installation loads.
C8200TA-Luft (Clean Air) approval
C-8200 is a compressed fibre material developed to be used with a broad range of chemicals with particularly good resistance to strong acids and alkalis. C-8200 is a economical alternative to PTFE based materials in applications are less aggressive.
Greeneseal© – GL Approval 37702 – 12HH
Our own brand range of Greeneseal© is a medium quality cost effective compressed non-asbestos sheet material, based on a blend of aramid and inorganic fibre with a high quality nitrile binder system. Our range is from 0.5mm – 3.0mm.
PSM –Fire-safe to API 6FB
PSM/AS is a graphite material laminated with a 0.1mm thickness tanged stainless steel 316 insert. The insert aids material handling properties and also increases the blow-out resistance. The insert is mechanically bonded to the graphite and does not rely on adhesive.
SLS – BAM for Oxygen approved : WRAS Approved
SLS/AS is a laminated graphite material with a 0.05mm thickness stainless steel 316 foil insert to aid handling. The insert is bonded to the graphite by means of an adhesive and is easier to cut than PSM/AS. SLS/AS is also finished with an anti-stick coating.
KLINGER milam-PSS is an asbestos free sealing material based on mica reinforced with stainless steel tanged insert. It is specifically designed for hot, dry gas applications up to 900°C and 5 bar. However, the outstanding chemicals resistance of mica makes the gasket suitable for a wide range of other applications.
TopSil ML1 -WRAS approved : Fire-safe to API 607 : TA-Luft (Clean Air) approved
A unique multilayer material designed to utilise the benefits of NBR and HNBR rubbers. NBR is used in the binder system for many compressed fibre grades due to its good chemical and temperature resistance and good binding properties and is used for the main body of Top-Sil-ML1.
High purity graphite laminate sheet with a Nickel foil reinforcement with low Sulphur and Chloride content. Used in general application including steam and chemicals, it is particularly recommended where ease of gasket cutting is important.
RGS-3BAM for Oxygen approved
High purity graphite laminate reinforced with a tanged stainless steel core.  The inclusion of the steel reinforced layers gives rise to a robust sheet.  RGS-3 can be used to seal a wide range of media at extremes of temperature and pressure, however the product is not recommended for sealing against strong chemical oxidising agents.
High purity graphite laminate reinforced with a flat stainless steel core.  Can be used to seal a wide range of media at extremes of temperature and pressure, however the product is not recommended for sealing against strong chemical oxidising agents.
The MULTI-SWELL™ 3760 is the ultimate problem solver for those lightweight flange and covers where nuisance oil and water leaks plague most industrial facilities. Unlike traditional vegetable fiber and cork gaskets that allow water and oil to “wick” through the body of the gasket, the MULTI-SWELL absorbs the media at the inside edge, swells, and creates a tighter, long term seal.
Blue-Gard® 3000 – ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and BS 7531 Grade Y approved
The BLUE-GARD® Style 3000 compressed fiber gasketing is made with aramid fibers with an NBR binder. This gasket provides improved torque retention and drastically lowers emissions levels. It also cuts operational costs by reducing waste and energy consumption.
Blue-Gard® 3200 – Meets ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and MIL-DTL-24696C6 Specifications
Aramid Fibers with an SBR Binder. The BLUE-GARD® Style 3200 gasket provides excellent sealability and improved torque retention. Available in a variety of specifications and can be used in water, saturated steam, and inert gas applications.
Aramid Fibers with a Neoprene Binder. BLUE-GARD® Style 3300 provides excellent sealability, which drastically lowers emissions levels and provides cost savings. This style can be used in many applications, including refrigerants, oils, and fuels.
Aramid Fibers with an SBR Binder. BLUE-GARD® Style 3400 is a compressed, non-asbestos gasket made from aramid fibers with an SBR binder. Its excellent sealability can drastically lower emissions levels and reduce waste in water, saturated steam*, and inert gas applications.
Aramid fibers with an EPDM binder. BLUE-GARD® Style 3700 is a compressed, non-asbestos gasket made from aramid fibers with an EPDM binder. This gaskets drastically lowers emissions levels, fluid loss, and energy consumption.
IFG 5500 – ABS Fire-Safe Type Approved
Inorganic fibers with a nitrile binder. IFG5500 offers excellent thermal stability with minimal weight loss, reduced creep relaxation and improved torque retention. The inorganic fibers have excellent thermal and oxidation resistance, withstanding a continuous operating temperature of up to 550° F (290° C), and maximum spike of 800° F (425° C).
Garlock 9900 ABS Fire Safe Approved
Graphite fibers with a nitrile binder. Style 9900 gasket is composed of graphite fibers with a nitrile binder, allowing it to withstand extreme conditions. This high temperature gasket has passed Garlock® fire tests and is ABS Fire Safe Type Approved.
THERMa-PUR™ is a proprietary new gasketing material designed for use in high temperature sealing applications. It is produced using an environmentally friendly solvent-free process and combines a unique formulation with a patent-pending fiber core.
Carbon Fibers with a SBR Binder. Style 9800 gasket is a high temperature gasketing composed of carbon fibers with an SBR binder. This high performance material maintains its seal during pressure and temperature fluctuations, reducing leakage rates and maintenance time.
Garlock 9850 – Fire Safe
Carbon Fibers with a Nitrile Binder. Style 9850 gasket is composed of carbon fibers with a nitrile binder. This high temperature gasket has a long-lasting seal, which minimizes cold flow and creep relaxation problems.
Reinz AFM-30 –  DIN-DVGW : VP 401 (HTB) : BAM : Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL)
AFM 30 is an asbestos- free gasket material. It consists of aramid fibres and other asbestos substitutes that are resistant to high temperatures and are processed with high- grade elastomers under elevated pressure and temperature.
Reinz AFM-34 – BS 7531 Grade X, FDA Compliant, Fire Safe, BAM, TA Luft, WRAS Approved.
AFM 34 is an asbestos-free gasket material. It contains aramid fibres, inorganic fillers and other high-temperature resistant substances which are bonded with high strength and especially gas-tight under increased pressure and increased temperature.

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