Normally supplied in roll or sheet form, Gallagher Fluid Seals has hundreds of rolls of rubber in stock of various materials and thicknesses. What we don't have, we can get in a matter of days for you or your customer.
Whether you need Natural Rubber, Butyl, EPDM, Neoprene, Silicone, Fluoroelastomer, Perfluoroelastomer, or any other type of elastomer, Gallagher can cut to length or cut to spec with a CAD drawing.
Gallagher Fluid Seals can provide any length roll, any size sheet, any gasket cut to spec with a CAD drawing. We can also cut strips, kit various gaskets or parts together, and label/stock/release on your behalf.
Natural rubber has been used for millennia. It wasn't until an increased demand for rubber in the 1890s, due to an expanded use of bicycles (and their pneumatic tires), led to the successful polymerization of Isoprene, the first synthetic rubber.
After the cost of natural rubber became prohibitive, and World War II further accelerated the need for synthetic alternatives, many different compounds were created. As additional refinements and improvements were made to the synthesizing process, the quantity of synthetic rubber produced exceeded that of natural rubber by the early 1960s.
Today, modern, high-performance elastomers are continually expanding the limits of what can be sealed effectively. Contact the Gallagher Engineering Department if you need to know what material would be best for your specific application.