When a reliable seal is needed in challenging situations – including exposure to high pressures and temperatures, abrasion, imperfect flange surfaces and harmful chemicals – Gore provides reliable sealing solutions. Gore sealing products are durable, long-lasting and highly conformable.
It’s more than just a seal. In manufacturing environments, sealing solutions need to contain aggressive media, protect equipment, and reduce emissions, all while maintaining their integrity despite exposure to chemicals and extreme temperatures. In civil and military aerospace environments, they are trusted to stand up to corrosion and abrasion, protecting the aircraft and everyone on board. In pharmaceutical manufacturing, sealing solutions must conform to stringent regulations for traceability and purity so as to not interfere with critical applications.
In each of these scenarios, sealing solutions from Gore deliver peak performance over time. For more than 40 years, Gore has provided industrial gaskets and packing, and sealing solutions for food pharmaceutical and aircraft industries. Our products include sheet gasketing materials, cut pipe gaskets, and form-in-place tapes and joint sealants.
The Science Behind Our Sealing Solutions
What sets our sealing solutions apart is their use of expanded PTFE, or ePTFE. Inherently chemically inert, waterproof, thermally stable and mechanically robust, ePTFE keeps our sealing solutions robust, even when exposed to aggressive chemicals, friction, or high or even very low temperatures. In fact, some of our tapes and gasket solutions can withstand temperatures up to 315°C and down to -269°C (600°F down to -452°F), making them ideal for a range of applications and industries.
A prime example of ePTFE in action is GORE® Gasket Tape Series 500, a 100% ePTFE tape used to seal large and/or non-standard steel flanges. GORE Gasket Tape is conformable and has a tight, long-lasting seal — and it only requires one person to install. Its easy handling and industry-leading creep resistance can lead to significant time and financial savings, along with increased productivity.
For the Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries, reliability, purity and traceability are paramount. GORE® STA-PURE® Gaskets are manufactured under strict GMP guidelines and are the only flange gasketing solution fully documented for food contact. The high performance 100% ePTFE materials ensure optimum performance, enabling manufacturers to have confidence that their products will remain pure and secure.
Another example are GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials, available in a variety of tapes and gaskets. Commonly used as alternatives to Form-In-Place seals in commercial and military aircraft, SKYFLEX materials combine ePTFE with other proprietary processes to resist fuels and aviation fluids, withstand extreme temperatures, and remain in place under compression — all factors critical to the success of the aircraft in production and operation.
Gaskets for Industrial Applications
GORE® Gaskets provide fast, easy installation and tight, reliable sealing for glass-lined steel, plastic and steel flanges in the most demanding industrial applications worldwide. Made of 100% ePTFE, this chemically-inert tape, cord and sheet gasketing resists attack by everything except molten alkali metals and elemental fluorine. Exceptional temperature resistance (-450° F to 600° F) makes Gore Gaskets suitable for applications ranging from cryogenic to high-temperature processes.
GORE® Sealant Technologies. For the Toughest Industrial Applications.
GORE Sealant Technologies provide reliable fluid sealing for the most demanding applications in the chemical processing, pulp & paper, mining & minerals, semiconductor manufacturing, utilities, power generation and marine industries.
Gaskets for Pharmaceutical and Food Processing
GORE® STA-PURE® Gasketing products provides high-performance sealing and are fully compliant with the most demanding pharma and food processing requirements. Manufactured according to appropriate GMPs and stringent quality systems, GORE® STA-PURE® Gaskets are ideal for pharmaceutical, food and beverage applications.
Gaskets for Pharmaceutical and Food Processing Products
Packing for Industrial Applications
Gore offers a full line of PTFE fibers for high-performance compression packings. These materials are chemically inert, highly abrasion resistant, and able to withstand temperatures up to 550 o F (288 o C). They can be used in virtually any static or dynamic application requiring compression packing.
Aircraft Sealing and Surface Protection
GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials are a portfolio of unique, commercially-available material sets, forms and sizes with a wide range of engineered properties and specifications. Gore’s tapes and gaskets are specified by leading civil and military aircraft OEMs and solve many challenges such as sealing, abrasion, corrosion and gap filling. These materials can also withstand a wide range of temperatures.