Gore’s reliable sealing solutions maintain their integrity in the most challenging environments by providing surface protection & resistance to aviation fluids in aerospace applications and withstanding aggressive media in chemical processing.
In many industries and applications, sealing solutions need to contain aggressive media and protect equipment while durably withstanding exposure to chemicals and extreme temperatures in challenging environments.
In civil and defense aerospace environments, seals are trusted to prevent corrosion and abrasion, thus protecting the aircraft, reducing maintenance time and increasing aircraft availability.
Our industrial and aerospace products include sheet gasketing, cut to shape gaskets, form-in-place tapes, joint sealants and packing.
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.
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 defense 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.