Gaskets fill the space between two adjoining surfaces while under compression. Most adjoining surfaces are irregular. Gaskets allow the two irregular surfaces to meet. Gaskets are commonly made from metal, rubber, silicone, cork, and other natural and synthetic materials. The material choice is complex and dependent upon the application. Most times metal gaskets must be compatible with other metals being used and have risks such as corrosion and oxidation. A new material which is compatible with any metal, uniform in size and thickness and highly durable is Aquasol® Water Soluble Board or Aquasol Heat Resistant Board.

Aquasol® Water Soluble Board has the same unique features as water soluble paper, with the exception of density and dissolve time. Aquasol® Heat Resistant Board can withstand extremely high temperatures. Sturdy yet lightweight, these boards can be die cut into any shape (elliptical, round or O-ring) and in a variety of thicknesses and densities. The denser the water soluble board, the lengthier the time to dissolve. Your custom designed profile will allow for very high compression and an extremely tight seal along the ridges of the gasket.

Spacers of any size or shape can be made to create uniform spacing between two points during a production process. During welding, spacers provide the most advanced method for maintaining precise gaps on pipes, plates and flanges as required by code. Spacers can also be made to create uniform spacing between components in transistors, circuits and other electronic equipment. The spacers can later be removed with the introduction of water.

*U.S. & Foreign Patents Pending