High-temperature gaskets used to seal engines or equipment in the petrochemicals industry are often subjected to harsh conditions including high temperatures and pressures. For this reason, steel elastomer gaskets are often selected for these applications.
For production of these gaskets, Aurora plasma technology provides an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical adhesion promoters.
To ensure that the steel and elastomer materials are securely, stably and durably bonded, the metallic part surfaces are coated in a low-pressure plasma chamber using a nano-scale adhesion promoting layer. This low-pressure plasma technology delivers effective, homogeneous coating and allows for high-volume processing.
Super-hydrophobic Non-stick coating of high-temperature (HT) gaskets
Another application for this technology is in non-stick coatings, particularly those using fluoropolymer chemistry. These coatings prevent the gasket from sticking to the component. Gaskets that have been coated in this way can still be easily removed from the component even after they have aged a great deal.