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Dobson Gaskets is a leading UK manufacturer of gaskets and sealing products

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E Dobson and Co [Gaskets] Ltd
Unit 1
Holme Mill Ind Estate
Fell Lane
West Yorkshire
BD22 6BN

Call Us Now

+44 (0) 1535 607257

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+44 (0) 1535 607257

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Mon - Thur 8.00 - 17.00
Fri 8.00 - 16.00

A Metal Gasket

EPDM Rubber Gaskets

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) gaskets are manufactured from a highly elastic synthetic rubber material and are a multi-purpose gasket suitable for a wide range of both indoor and outdoor applications.

With the ability to withstand both freezing and extremely high temperatures, these rubber gaskets are ideal for use in steam service duty, while their resistance to acids and alkaline makes them a good choice in a range of food processing plants. The synthetic material is also suitable for exterior applications including roofing, with its impermeable finish resistant to weather, ageing, abrasion, and water.

EPDM gaskets are categorised by grades including commercial-grade, WRAS approved, FDA approved, and flame and acid resistance. Our team have over 50 years of experience in gasket manufacture and are on hand to help you select the most effective materials for your application.

WRAS Approved

WRAS Approved

A popular choice for utility companies, these gaskets are manufactured to BS 6920-1:2000 and BS 6920-1:2014 requirements, making them suitable for a range of applications involving water for human consumption.

FDA Food Approved

FDA Food Approved

Meeting EC 1935/2004 and FDA 21 CFR177.2600 regulations, these gaskets are often fabricated from non-toxic white materials for use in the manufacture of food and beverages, including alcohol, meat, and dairy.

Flame Retardant

Flame Retardant

A cost-effective alternative to other fire-resistant materials, our flame retardant EPDM gaskets have excellent tensile strength and are highly resistant to weathering, tearing, and exposure to the elements.

Acid Resistant

Acid Resistant

Conforming to ICI M228 specifications, these high-grade EPDM gaskets are resistant to highly abrasive processes, such as those using acids, alkalines and other chemicals.

The Manufacture of EPDM Gaskets

All of our EPDM gaskets are precision manufactured from a wide range of rubber sheet materials at our base in West Yorkshire. We have over 50 years’ experience in gasket manufacture, utilising our technical expertise and a range of CNC and punch-press machinery to ensure that gaskets are produced accurately and consistently for every client.

Many customers opt for our full turnkey manufacturing service, including CAD design, material specification, manufacture and global distribution. Alternatively, our experienced team use existing gaskets or clients’ designs and templates to produce single or multiple gaskets. All of our EPDM gaskets are supplied to recognised national and international standards, including WRAS, FDA, EC and ICI.

Rubber Material Selection

Rubber gaskets can be manufactured from an extensive range of graded sheet materials for both interior and exterior applications involving high temperatures and pressures, water, fuels and oils, among others.

With applications including food and water processing, it is paramount that the correct materials are selected to ensure compliance with strict national and international guidelines. 

Please get in touch if you need help and advice about the correct sheet materials for your business. Our experienced team will be happy to help.

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The Manufacturing Proccess Of A Metal Gasket

EPDM Rubber Gasket Sheet Materials

Our EPDM gaskets can be manufactured from a wide range of EPDM polymers in a range of shapes, sizes and thicknesses to suit client requirements. The table below outlines the optimum performance of a range of EPDM sheet materials as guidance to their typical operating characteristics. Please contact us for more information about the specific gasket materials for your application.

Type Temperature Range Tensile Strength Density
General Purpose EPDM min -30 max 100 °C 60 kg/cm2 1.38 g/cm2
Flame Retardant EPDM min - 30 max 100 °C 70 kg/cm2 1.38 g/cm2
Acid Resistant EPDM min - 35 max 130 °C 70 kg/cm2 1.38 g/cm2
Soft Premium EPDM min - 40 max 130 °C 90 kg/cm2 1.25 g/cm3
Commercial Grade EPDM min - 30 max 110 °C 50 kg/cm2 1.40 g/cm3
Food Quality EPDM min - 30 max 90 °C 40 kg/cm2 1.35 g/cm2
WRAS Approved EPDM min - 15 max 90 °C 110 kg/cm2 1.13 g/cm2

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Our highly experienced technicians can advise you on the best sheet materials and manufacturing processes for a wide range of gasket applications.

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EPDM Gasket Applications And Uses

EPDM gaskets are widely found in a multitude of everyday industrial and domestic applications. Due to their high resistance to environmental factors, temperatures and pressures, these versatile rubber gaskets can be used in both interior and exterior settings without losing their elasticity and sealing abilities. Our experienced team are on hand to advise you about the best material for your application.

  • Electrical Installations
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Water Processing
  • Food Processing & Manufacture 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steam Applications

Gasket Sheet Materials

We supply a vast range of gasket materials, available to buy directly or order from us. For more information visit the Gasket Sheet Materials page

  • PTFE Gasket Sheet
  • Rubber Gasket Sheet
  • Spiral Wound Gasket Sheet
  • Teflon Gasket Sheet
  • Viton Gasket Sheet
  • Graphite Gasket Sheet
  • Novus Gasket Sheet
  • Flexitallic Gasket Sheet
  • Closed Cell Foam Gasket Sheet
  • Neoprene Foam Gasket Sheet
  • Sponge Gasket Sheet
  • Durlon Gasket Sheet
  • Grafoil Gasket Sheet
  • Paper Gasket Sheet
  • High Temperature Gasket Sheet
  • Head Gasket Material Sheet
  • Exhaust Gasket Sheet
  • Fibre Gasket Sheet