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Aerospace Materials Line Adds Preformed Gaskets for Multi-face Aircraft Apps

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 6:57am
aerospace materialsW. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. expanded its family of GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials to include preformed gaskets for multi-face aircraft applications such as hole liners, flange joints, fastener seals, and galley or restroom hard-mounts. These lightweight, non-hazardous gaskets ensure continuous protection between flat interfaces, around chamfers, and inside a component’s mounting hole. By isolating dissimilar materials completely, these new gaskets are asserted to significantly reduce the likelihood of galvanic corrosion, thereby increasing the life of the component. These aerospace materials do not require any curing time, which reduces downtime and facilitates replacement during component maintenance. Available in diameters from 3 mm to 150 mm, these gaskets are formed to each customer’s dimensions, and they are easy to install without any special equipment or facilities needed. The properties of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) enable them to last longer without hardening or becoming brittle. As a chemically inert, thermally stable material, ePTFE withstands the harsh conditions encountered in the aerospace environment.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
800-311-3060, www.gore.com 
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