Gaskets: Seal Internal and External Environmental Conditions

Gaskets, also called washers, are components that seals the gap between two surfaces.

Protect Against Contaminants

Waterproof, dustproof, or air tight seals protect for long term performance.

Ruggedize Against Harsh Conditions

Absorb shock and impact from drops, collision, and extended vibration.

Improve Reliability

Cushion between two assembled surfaces to extend device lifetime.

Cool and Protect EV Batteries Against Collision and Thermal Runaway

(View transcript)

What Goes Into Making Advanced Display Solutions

(View transcript)

Improve System Reliability and Lifetime with Gaskets

Gasket and Face Seal Solutions reach nearly every industry. Gaskets serve a broad range of applications such as air duct seals for servers or agricultural equipment, display gaskets for consumer products or mobile electronics, or even high temperature gaskets for automotive and commercial vehicles

Have a Question?

What Are Gaskets?

Gaskets are mechanical sealing devices used to create a barrier between two or more mating surfaces. Gaskets are designed to prevent liquid, dust, debris, air, gas, EMI, light, chemicals or other items from entering or exiting a device. They are most commonly used to prevent liquid or gas leaks in varying operating conditions, such as temperature, pressure, and chemical exposure. Gaskets come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials to suit specific applications. A gasket or seal is generally made from a semi-resilient, conformable material that can have a number of highly specialized customizations optimized for the end product application. Material selection and gasket design relies on environmental conditions, compressive forces, mating surface finishes, material compatibility and temperature variations. Many applications utilize silicone foam gaskets due to their conformability, high material compatibility and versatility for a broad range of usage parameters.

How Do Gaskets Work?

Gasket are designed to fill irregularities and imperfections on mating surfaces to ensure a tight and reliable seal. Gaskets create a physical barrier to prevent fluid or gas flow, minimize the risk of leakage, and maintain system integrity.

battery pack slower gif

EV Battery Solutions

View our 3D interactive tool to explore Boyd’s EV battery solutions and how we drive multifaceted innovation. Click the image or the button below to immerse yourself with our EV battery solutions!

Why Use Boyd’s Gaskets?

Boyd leverages its vast engineered material options spanning hundreds of foam, polymer, adhesive and other input raw materials options selected to exceed your custom applications performance and environmental requirements. We combine this material expertise with design for manufacturing mass production capabilities like precision converting to deliver designs customized to exceed your high performance operating conditions for gaskets and other face seals.

Over 70 years of Gasket Expertise

Boyd has over seven decades of experience and specialization in selecting the optimal gasket material and gasket design for a wide array of applications. Boyd’s reliable rubber gasket seals can provide a combination of ingress protection as well as vibration damping. Our display gaskets can be custom die cut in a broad range of materials and geometries to seal complex surfaces in demanding environments. From acoustic microphone screens and filters and EMI shielding gaskets to oil pan gaskets, weather stripping and battery housing gaskets, Boyd has the right solution for your sealing requirements.

Air Duct Gaskets

Air duct gaskets seal ducting to assure temperature-controlled air is directed as needed within your application. Commonly used around intake air openings and HVAC ducting outlets within a transportation cabin.

High Temperature Gaskets

High temperature gaskets leverage specialized materials optimized for high temperature resistance to seal applications like transportation exhaust, engine components, power generation assemblies, aerospace launch applications and other temperature-sensitive applications.

Gasket and Sealing Product Details

Gasket and Sealing Materials

  • Bucote, nicote
  • Buna-N (nitrile) & Buna S rubber
  • Cloth, cloth inserted rubber
  • Cork & cork-rubber compositions
  • ECH (epichlorohydrin)
  • Electrically conductive foams, fabrics, rubber, tapes
  • EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
  • Flexible & rigid vinyl
  • Natural rubber

  • Neoprene rubber & coated fabrics
  • Open & closed cell foam & sponge
  • Plastics
  • Polyethylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyimide
  • PVC sponge
  • Silicone rubber
  • Stainless steel

Have questions? We’re ready to help!