As one of the top gasket fabricators in the north east, RS Rubber Corp. employs all available methods to meet your needs. CAD driven machine cut, die cut, lathe cut, molded, extruded and even hand fabricated are just a few of the methods that we use to supply gaskets to industry. Specialized machine cut, water jet cut, and laser cut are also available for non-standard, narrow flange or heavy gauge materials. We specialize in custom gasket fabrication!
We also stock and fabricate all manner of standard styles of gaskets. Styles include ASME/ANSI ring, ASME/ANSI full face, PTFE envelope, sanitary type, spiral wound, heat exchanger, boiler, manway, man/hand hole, flange insulating, jacketed, ribbed, spliced, dovetail, o-ring, strip or extruded profile, and just about anything and everything else! We have materials suitable for a full range of temperatures, from cryogenic to 2000 degrees F. We can also add adhesive backing to your gasket or materials during the fabrication process.
Our current "Spotlight On" page is featuring GORE® Joint Sealant. Read on to find out more about this excellent product.
Joint Sealant, the first form-in-place gasket, was invented by Gore more than 40 years ago. It is a time-tested sealing solution for steel flanges with large diameters, rectangular or irregular shapes, and rough or pitted surfaces. When compressed, this soft, conformable cord forms a thin yet strong seal. It can also seal applications where available bolt loads are low.
Versatile GORE Joint Sealant is standard sealing material for many MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) teams because it seals reliably – and because it’s easy and cost-effective to install. For most applications, just peel off the adhesive backing, apply to the surface, and overlap the ends. For more complex applications, installation instructions are available.
(1) Typically processes with limited thermal cycling, temperatures <150°C and pressures <10 bar.
What makes GORE Joint Sealant so versatile?
Gore expanded polytetrafluoroethylene technology
GORE Joint Sealant is made of 100% monoaxially expanded PTFE (ePTFE), using Gore’s expansion technology to create a high degree of fibrillation.
High fibrillation is what improves strength and seal performance, and creates the soft, conformable surface that readily fills minor flange irregularities.
GORE Joint Sealant is chemically-resistant to all media (pH 0-14) except molten/dissolved alkali metals and elemental fluorine, so it is versatile enough for use in strong alkali-, acid- and solvent-based chemical process systems.
Simplicity and cost reductions
GORE Joint Sealant can instantly be formed in place to fit any shape, regardless of flange size or complexity. It adheres readily, and forms a gasket when the ends are overlapped – so even sealing vertical flanges is a one-person job.
With GORE Joint Sealant, creating custom large gaskets on the spot is swift and simple. No need to wait for one to be fabricated off-site. No need to receive pallets, or requisition trucks or crane-lifts. No special handling or maintenance required, either.
Gasket creation and gasket installation are faster and easier with GORE Joint Sealant. Its tight, durable seal means maintenance is minimal, too. With fewer interruptions and less downtime, productivity is higher all around – and so are the related cost savings.
RS Rubber Corp. stocks a full and extensive line of rubber, compressed non-asbestos (CNA), PTFE and assorted other materials in master rolls and sheets. Rubber of all compounds, both plain and inserted are available. Our range of stock thickness is from 0.015” to 2.0”. Other gauges can be made to order. Various durometers (hardness) and widths are available. We can also add pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) backing to most materials.
Some of the rubber compounds we stock are: Neoprene, EPDM, Buna-N (Nitrile), Gum (natural rubber), Viton / FKM, red rubber (SBR), black SBR, Hypalon / CSM, Butyl, silicone, PVC / vinyl. We also have available many specialized versions of these compounds, including FDA approved materials (often white in color), NSF61 grade (for potable water systems), MIL spec materials, bearing pads, transformer grade and medical grade (USP class VI) materials.
Nearly all materials can be fabricated to any size piece as your needs call for!
In non-rubber materials, we again have an extensive range, including a full line of both branded and unbranded CNA sheeting, as well as graphite (plain and all manner of inserted), PTFE, cork, felt, compressed fiber, sponge (open & closed cell), foam, silica, plastic shim, fiberglass, vegetable fiber, leather, expanded (soft) PTFE and many more.
If it's being used as gasketing or sealing material, chances are we carry it and can fabricate from it to meet your needs!
RS Rubber Corp. offers a wide variety of different hoses in large and small diameters for any of your applications. Hose is sold by the foot or reel, in various rubber compounds, plastic, PVC blends, latex, textile, PTFE lined, and steel or bronze braided constructions. Hose can also be ordered pre-assembled with fittings, couplings, nipples, or disconnects. Pressure testing of assembled hoses is available. We can offer hose with a full spectrum of working pressures from vacuum to 10,000 PSI.
We stock hose for the following common uses and applications: air, water, acid, hot tar, suction, discharge, chemicals, hydraulics, marine, steam, ducting, petroleum, tanker truck, food handling (FDA grade), potable water and many more.
RS Rubber Corp. offers a full range of hose fittings and accessories for all your hose assembly needs. Barbs, cam and groove, combo nipples, steam fittings, pin lugs, sanitary ends, ferrules, adapters, hose reels (electric or spring wound), clamps, tools, strainers, regulators, quick connects, nylon fittings and filters are just some of the many products available.
Fittings and accessories are available in an array of different materials including steel, stainless steel, brass, nylon, polypropylene and more.
RS Rubber Corp. offers many options for your tubing application. Tubing is sold by the foot or reel. Tubing assemblies with fittings such as couplings, nipples, disconnects, etc. are also available. Pressure testing of tubing assemblies is available.
Tubing is available in a variety of diameters large and small, and a number of materials and styles such as latex, PVC, PTFE, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), reinforced (braided or unbraided), Neorepene, urethane, gum (natural rubber), nylon and silicone.
RS Rubber Corp. is a proud authorized distributor of the GORE® Sealant Technologies product line. GORE is the industry-leader and top of the line choice for expanded PTFE sealing solutions. We carry a full line of GORE® products including -
-GORE® Joint sealant
-GORE® Valve Stem packing
-GORE® Universal Pipe Gasketing (style 800) in ring & full face styles
GORE® PRODUCTS ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.
GORE® and designs are trademarks of W.L. Gore & Associates.
O-RINGS, SEALS, PACKING, TOOLS
RS Rubber Corp. offers a full line of O-rings, both in the AS568A standard sizing scale, metric sizes, and custom fabricated to any size, from our large inventory of O-ring cord stock. From simply glued to vulcanized, we can custom fabricate any O-ring to meet your needs. We offer a large variety of compounds such as: Nitrile (Buna-N), Neoprene, EPDM, Viton / FKM, silicone, PTFE, urethane, as well as Kalrez, and PTFE encapsulated. We also offer double and quad seal O-rings. With our cord inventory, we can also fabricate O-rings in hard to source materials such as a variety of sponge compounds and FDA approved/food grade compounds. In many compounds, different durometers (hardness) are available.
RS Rubber also carries an inventory of PAC-SEAL products, the industry leader in single spring mechanical seals, along with V-rings and U-cups.
We have a full line of braided pump packing available in a number of filaments and coatings. FDA grade pure PTFE, graphite, GORE® GFO, kevlar, carbon fiber and hybrid-filament packings are available in a full range of sizes. By the pound or simply cut to any custom length, we have all your packing needs covered.
RS Rubber also offers a full line of expanded (soft) PTFE sealing products such as joint sealant, gasket tape, valve stem packing and sheet gasketing, in branded and unbranded form.
As an authorized GORE® distributor, we proudly offer the GORE® Sealant Technologies product line as the industry leader and top of the line choice forexpanded PTFE sealing solutions. Please see our dedicated GORE® products page here for more info.
RS Rubber stocks a full line of packing tools such as picks, threaded pullers, corkscrew tips, cutters, and flexible or rigid shaft tools. Tools are sold individually or in convenient kits.
RS Rubber Corp. offers belting products for conveyor and drive applications in both low and high speed equipment. Styles and applications include V-belts, timing belts, transmission belts, round endless belts, covered belts, urethane belts, vacuum belts, feeder belts, food handling (FDA approved) belts, packaging belts, special profile belts, and belts for high heat and/or heavy duty.
We can fabricate belts from a wide array of materials such as: Neoprene, EPDM, Nitrile (Buna-N), Hypalon / CSM, tan gum (natural rubber), red or black SBR rubber, silicone, Viton / FKM, white FDA grade rubber, PVC, PTFE, nylon core, cotton/webbing and more.
RS Rubber Corp. also specializes in belt perforation for vacuum, material handling and other belts. We can custom perforate your belt with any pattern!