Often underestimated but essential to thousands of machines and appliances, rubber gaskets help make our daily lives possible. They seal our refrigerator doors to keep food fresh, they keep ammunition from getting wet, they help build bridges.
It is a mechanical seal primarily used to prevent gas or liquid leakage, but can be used as a barrier between two objects, such as two metals or chemicals. They are also often used as protection from external elements. In camera lenses, they are moisture and dust resistant to ensure the lens remains focused and spot-free.
Used in nearly every industry, this manufactured rubber product is versatile and necessary for thousands of applications. It is rare that two applications use the same shape or size of gasket. Rubber gaskets are manufactured for each use, which makes this industry very unique.