Reinforced Graphite Gaskets
Flexible graphite is used to create graphite gasket sheets, which have a soft, highly malleable surface.
The graphite gasket sheets can be reinforced, resulting in a multilayer sheet that is occasionally also referred to as a graphite laminate, or unreinforced, i.e. homogenous and constructed entirely from flexible graphite. Polyester film, nickel or HASTELLOY® metals, flat or tanged stainless steel, and other metals are frequently used as reinforcements.
After additional processing, the graphite gasket sheets are made into flat gaskets in a variety of forms by cutting or pounding. Due to its wide working temperature range (-269 °C to maximum 550 °C) and good media and corrosion resistance, graphite soft cut reinforced gaskets are perfect for a variety of applications.