Cloth-Inserted Diaphragm: Gasket Material 101

Cloth-Inserted Diaphragm: Gasket Material 101

Among the many types of materials our team at Breiner works with, cloth-inserted diaphragm is one of the most unique. Using a combination of woven cloth and rubber materials, these specialized gaskets are built to withstand a variety of intense industrial operations....
An Investigation of Neoprene Fiber

An Investigation of Neoprene Fiber

Neoprene fiber—or neoprene sponge fiber—is considered a top-tier non-metallic material option for numerous manufacturers. In fact, neoprene fiber has maintained popularity as a synthetic gasket choice since its creation by DuPont in the 1930s for being a durable,...
Investigating the Proper Bolt Tightening Sequence

Investigating the Proper Bolt Tightening Sequence

Manufacturing requires not only assurance of equipment durability, but safety as well. For this reason, most companies utilize a bolt tightening sequence in production. But what is a bolt tightening sequence? Aside from professional engineers, few know or understand...
3 Key Properties of Felt Gaskets

3 Key Properties of Felt Gaskets

When it comes to making a gasket, choosing the right material is critical. Every material gives as much as it takes away: can a durable part also be flexible? Can a thin piece withstand the heat? These are questions we must ask and answer before we even lay down the...
Green Sheet Gaskets: Cheaper is Not Always Better

Green Sheet Gaskets: Cheaper is Not Always Better

If there is one universally accepted truism, it’s that you get what you pay for. And in few places is this truer than in manufacturing where a cheaply made green sheet gasket could lead to expensive repairs or irreparable damage to your reputation. There is a...