gasket material selection guide

At Master Packing and Rubber Company (MPRC), we maintain a broad inventory of gasket sheeting and rolls. We offer Rubber, beater addition, compressed sheets that come in a wide variety of rubber materials, and a range of standard beater-add to a compressed sheet. We also stock PTFE gasket sheets with optional filler materials. Our gasket sheets can fit your specifications and come in various commercial grades. We inventory high-quality gasket materials made with graphite, and our warehouse is stocked with various forms, including pure homogenous sheets and laminates with a wide range of tanged cores, expanded steels, foils, and substrates.

At MPRC, we listen to our customers with the primary goal of delivering a gasket sheet material that meets the customer’s expectations. We stock a wide range of materials to deliver custom gaskets and ensure short lead times. Our experts can help you select the ideal material for your application.

Choosing the Best Gasket Sheet Material for Your Application

Choosing a gasket sheet material that is suitable for your application is essential. To properly perform, gaskets must be resilient and compressible to accommodate mating surface irregularities. The gasket material may also need to prevent fluids or gases from passing through the seams and crevices of the mating surface.

With a wide range of gasket sheet materials available, it’s important to consider the conditions and requirements of your specific application. Finding a material with the ideal properties to suit these factors ensures an effective, long-lasting seal. Key considerations include:

  • The minimum and maximum operating temperature the gasket will be exposed to
  • Whether or not the temperature will fluctuate
  • Media the gasket will be sealing
  • The maximum pressure that the gasket seal must withstand
  • Range in pressure fluctuations in the sealed system
  • Abrasive materials or media properties
  • The type of equipment the gasket will provide a seal for
  • Static application or dynamic application
  • The maximum speed of the dynamic application
  • The gasket’s exposure to radiation or UV rays
  • Potential for corrosion or oxidation from the media or external factors
  • The pH range of the media
  • Industry standards or specification requirements including UL, MIL, NSF, WRAS, ANSI, and FDA

Choosing the best Gasket Sheet material for your application.

Material Types

Mineral / Natural Fiber / Beater Addition

1501 Felt Sheet, SAE F1 Grade, White
1503 Felt Sheet, SAE F3 Grade, Grey
1505 Felt Sheet, SAE F5 Grade, White
1507 Felt Sheet, SAE F7 Grade, Grey
1510 Felt Sheet, SAE F10 Grade, White
1513 Felt Sheet, SAE F13 Grade, Grey
1515 Felt Sheet, SAE F15 Grade, Grey
1550 Felt Sheet, SAE F50 Grade, White
1551 Felt Sheet, SAE F51 Grade, Grey
1555 Felt Sheet, SAE F55 Grade, Black
2200 Ceramic Fiber – Cloth, Tape
2300 Woven Fiberglass Cloth
2305 Woven Fiberglass BH Tape
2310 Woven Fiberglass – Heat Treatd
2315 Woven Fiberglass HT, BH Tape
2320 Woven Fiberglass Tadpole Tape
2321 Woven Fiberglass Tadpole Tape w/ Inconel Wire insert
2350 W. Fiberglass,Vermiculite Coat
2390 Woven Fiberglass, PTFE Impreg.
2391 W.Fiberglass, PTFE Impreg.Prem
2400 Woven Silica, Cloth, Tape
6000 Cork – Polymeric Binder
6010 Cork – Neoprene Binder – Brown
6030 Cork – Nitrile Binder – Brown
6101 Vegetable Fiber – Tan Data Sheet
6160 Vegetable Fiber with Cork – Tan Data Sheet
6200 Cellulose Fiber/Latex or SBR Elastomer
6201 Cellulose Fiber/Latex or SBR Elastomer/Laminate Steel Data Sheet
6209 Cellulose Fiber, No binder (Fish Paper)
6300 Synthetic Fiber
6330 Synthetic Fiber/Nitrile Elastomer
6331 Synthetic Fiber/Nitrile Elastomer/Laminate Steel Data Sheet
6405 Vermiculite/Silica
6435 Vermiculite/Nitrile – Tanged – Tan Data Sheet
6437 Vermiculite/Nitrile – Armored – Silver
6438 Vermiculite/Nitrile -Amored SS – Silver
6561 Mica – Tanged – Greenish Brown
6700 Fiberfrax Paper
9900 Graph Sheet- Solid, Grey Data Sheet
9901 Graph Sheet- Solid PSA, Grey Data Sheet
9920 Graph Sheet- Aramid/NBRbinder, Grey
9930 Graph Sheet- Mylar Reinforced, Grey
9931 Graph Sheet- Expanded Metal
9941 Graph Sheet- Graphite “B” Stainless Steel Core, Grey Data Sheet
9951 Graph Sheet- 316SS Wire Mesh Core, Grey Data Sheet
9960 Graph Sheet- Graphite “B” Tanged Core, Grey Data Sheet
9961 Graph Sheet- Graphite “B” Stainless Steel Tanged Core, Grey Data Sheet
9970 SS/Graph Sandwich sheet, Silver

Elastomers (Rubber)

8000 SBR/Red Rubber- Commercial Grade, Red Data Sheet
8001 SBR/Black- Commercial Grade Data Sheet
8010 SBR/Red Rubber Fabric Finish
8050 Cloth Inserted SBR, Black
8051 SBR- Cloth Insert (1 ply)
8052 SBR- Cloth Insert (2 ply)
8060 SBR- Foam/Sponge, Black
8063 SBR- Foam/Sponge, White
8070 Skirt Board
8080 Gum Rubber
8086 Natural/Gum Rubber Foam/Sponge – Black
8087 Tan Fabric Finish
8090 Latex Rubber
8100 Neoprene- Commercial Grade, Black Data Sheet
8110 Neoprene- High Grade, Black Data Sheet
8130 Neoprene- Food Grade, White Data Sheet
8151 Neoprene- Cloth Insert (1 ply)
8152 Neoprene- Cloth Insert (2 ply)
8154 Neoprene – Cloth Insert (4 ply)
8160 Neoprene Sponge-Clsd Cell, NO PSA
8161 Neoprene Sponge-Clsd Cell, PSA
8162 Neoprene Sponge-Clsd Cell,SC42
8200 EPDM- Commercial Grade Data Sheet
8205 EPDM- Comm. Grade Yellow
8210 EPDM- High Grade Data Sheet
8220 EPDM- Peroxide Cured
8230 EPDM- FDA White Data Sheet
8260 EPDM- Sponge/Foam
8300 Nitrile- Commercial Grade, Black Data Sheet
8310 Nitrile- High Grade, Black Data Sheet
8320 Nitrile- Peroxide Cured
8330 Nitrile- Food Grade, White Data Sheet
8333 Nitrile- 3A Sanitary Approved
8334 Nitrile- Food Grade, Red
8350 Nitrile/Cotton Blend or Cloth Insert
8355 Nitrile Cloth Inserted 5 Ply
8360 Nitrile- Sponge/Foam
8368 Nitrile/PVC/CR- Sponge/Foam (Ensolite IV)
8380 HNBR- Peroxide Cured
8400 Butyl
8420 Epichlorohydrin, Black
8450 Polyacrylate, Black
8455 Polyacrylate – Non-Black Color
8460 Epichlorohydrin CC Foam, Black
8600 Hypalon, Black
8700 Viton “A”- Commercial Grade, Black Data Sheet
8705 Viton “A”- Commercial Grade, Yellow
8707 Viton “A” – Commercial Grade, Brown
8710 Viton “A”- Mil-Spec/High Grade, Black
8720 Viton “A” – GLT Low Temp, Black
8730 Viton “A” – FDA Approved Data Sheet
8737 Viton “A”- FDA Approved, Brown Data Sheet
8740 Viton “B”- Commercial Grade, Black Data Sheet
8743 Viton “B”- FDA Approved, White
8745 Viton “B”- Commercial Grade, Yellow
8750 Viton “GFS”- Commercial Grade, Black
8754 Viton “GFLT” – Commercial Grade, Red
8755 Viton “GFS”- Commercial Grade, Yellow
8756 Viton “GFS”- Commercial Grade, Green
8760 Viton Sponge, Black
8770 Aflas, Black
8780 Chemraz, Black
8790 Kalrez, Black
8800 Silicone- Commercial Grade, Red Data Sheet
8805 Silicone- Comm. Grade, Yellow
8810 Silicone- ZZ-R-765 Spec. Grade, Red
8830 Silicone- Food Grade, White Data Sheet
8834 Silicone- Food Grade, Red
8838 Silicone- Food Grade, Translucent
8839 Silicone- Food Grade, Grey
8860 Silicone- Sponge Clsd Cell, Red
8861 Silicone Sponge, Closed Cell With PSA
8869 Silicone- Sponge Clsd Cell, Grey FDA Approved
8870 Fluorosilicone, Blue
8890 Silicone- PTFE Encapsulated
8900 Polyurethane

Synthetic Fiber Compressed / Blends

7500 Synthetic Fiber/Nitrile Binder – Off-White Data Sheet
7700 Carbon Fiber/Graphite/Nitrile – Grey Data Sheet
7800 Synthetic Fiber/Nitrile Binder – Yellow/Black Data Sheet

Polymers (Plastic)

9000 Teflon- Mechanical Grade, White Data Sheet
9100 Teflon- Virgin Grade, White Data Sheet
9130 Teflon- Virgin Grade, White, FDA Approved/Certified
9140 Microcellular PTFE, White, FDA Approved Data Sheet
9141 PTFE w/Barium Sulfate, Off-White Data Sheet
9142 PTFE w/Silica, Sand/Fawn
9143 PTFE w/Graphite, Black
9144 PTFE w/Glass Microspheres, Blue
9145 MicrocellularPTFE w/ PTFE Core, White
9146 PTFE wGlass Microspheres, Lt. Blue, Higher Compressibility
9150 PTFE w/ 304SS Insert, White (Taskline/MP 304SS)
9160 PTFE Envelope-Slit Comp.Filler
9161 PTFE Envelope-Slit Neo Filler
9162 PTFE Envelope-Slit EPDM Filler
9163 PTFE Envelope-Slit NBR Filler
9164 PTFE Envelope-Slit VitonFiller
9165 PTFE Envelope-Slit Upgrd Comp.
9166 PTFE Envelope-Slit ComboFiller
9167 PTFE Envelope-Slit ComboSteel
9168 PTFE Envelope-Slit ComboSSteel
9170 PTFE Envelope-MilledComp.Fill
9188 Teflon – FEP, PFA, Translucent
9200 Teflon- 25% Glass filled, Off-White Data Sheet
9220 Teflon- 25% Coke flour Filled, Grey
9250 Teflon-15% Glass/5% Moly Filled
9299 Teflon- Graphite Filled
9300 Nylon 101- Commercial, White
9400 Plastic Shim Stock/Miscellaneous Plastics Data Sheet
9420 Phenolic resin sheet
9450 Polyurethane, Cast
9458 Polyurethane, Cast, Clear/Amber tint
9460 Polyurethane Foam
9500 LDPE – Polyethylene
9510 HDPE – Polyethylene
9540 UHMW-PE – Repro
9541 UHMW-PE – Virgin Grade
9550 Mylar (BoPET) Type D (Clear-Glossy Finish)
9553 Mylar Type A (Cloudy White color)
9560 Crosslinked Polyethylene
9561 Crosslinked Polyethylene Foam w/PSA
9565 Crosslinked PE with EVA Additive
9600 Vinyl, Clear
9657 Cloth Inserted Vinyl
9660 PVC Foam
9661 PVC/NBR/CR Foam with PSA
9700 Polypropylene
9790 Polyoxymethylene (Delrin, Celcon, Lupital) Natural Color…

Industrial Applications

Various applications rely on sheet gaskets, including:

  • Food Processing
  • Chemical Plants
  • Rail and Marine Aftermarket
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Refineries
  • Pump and Valve Manufacturers
  • Power Plants
  • Locomotive Manufacturers
  • Water Treatment Plants

Quality Sheet Gasketing & Roll Goods Material Solutions

Gasket sheeting comes in a broad range of materials, so it’s important to consider the exact needs of your application to select the most appropriate material for your needs. At MPRC, we keep a stocked inventory of sheet gasket materials, and we pride ourselves on providing quick turnaround times for all of our fabricated parts.

All of our sheet and roll products are available for sale with same-day shipping to ensure you get the materials you need when you need them. Through continuous improvement, we strive to offer better materials and are always looking for ways to enhance the physical characteristics of our products so that they exhibit resistance to higher pH ratings, higher crush resistance, higher torque retention, and resistance to higher and lower temperatures.

Our high-quality sheet and roll products many made in the with the highest quality control, and we focus on customer satisfaction with every order. Our facilities are ISO 9001 certified, and we also belong to the RSI and ISD associations to deliver superior quality products and services.

To learn more about our sheet gasketing and roll goods, contact us or request a quote today.