Flexoid

FLEXOID is a plasticised gelatine impregnated, cellulose based gasket material. The prime market for this material is the automotive sector, but it is also extensively used in other industries i.e. water jet cutting etc.

It is a very economical material, especially where price is a factor when dealing with original equipment and replacement markets.

Flexoid material awaiting further processing

Characteristics

Advantages

  • Excellent oil and fuel resistance
  • Seals better at lower cost
  • Available in roll or sheet form over a wide range of thicknesses

Limitations

  • Stored gaskets must be protected from wide changes of humidity and temperature to prevent dimensional change
  • Not suitable for alkalis, acids and steam
  • Maximum recommended service temperature: 120°C

Uses

  • Prime market: automotive
  • Limited uses in industrial markets because of relatively low heat and chemical resistance compared with other non-asbestos materials.
  • Because of its ability to seal against petrol, oil and water at low cost, Flexoid is used extensively by leading British, European and US automotive manufacturers
  • Flexoid has a major market share in the big four of the European Economic Community, i.e. U.K., Germany, France and Italy

Basic Engine

  • Carburettor; Fuel Pump; Front Plate; Oil Pump; Oil Filter; Side Cover; Timing Cover; Thermostat; Water Pump

Gearbox

  • Input Shaft; Exit Housing; Top Cover; Gearbox to Clutch.

Rear Axle

  • Axle Cover; Axle Shaft.

Roll Description

  • Material is supplied in rolls 1 metre wide on 70mm I.D. cores
  • Width Tolerance:
    • For 0.15 mm – 0.80 mm Thickness: 1000 – 1050 mm tolerance
    • For 1.00 mm – 6.40 mm Thickness: 1000 ± 5 mm tolerance
  • Thickness Tolerance:
    • ± 10% on nominal

Material for export orders is wrapped in a polythene sleeve and packed in Jaxpal boxes. An additional charge is made for providing material in sheet form. Flexoid is sold in printed or plain form. Material can be printed with customer’s own brand. Details on request. Material 1.00mm and over is laminated.

Thickness (mm)Thickness (in)Frac (in)Length (m)Approx kg per rollApprox O.D. (cm)Rolls per Jaxpal box
0.150.006200272218
0.200.008200362318
0.250.010200462615
0.300.012100282320
0.400.0151/64100352418
0.500.020100463213
0.800.0321/3210069359
1.000.04050492813
1.200.0473/6450573012
1.600.0621/165069359
2.000.08025492813
2.400.0933/3225573010
3.200.1251/82570359
4.000.1552078405
4.800.1873/162091405
5.000.2001574405
6.400.2501/41584384