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Automotive Gasket Technology Improves Carbon Dioxide Emissions


With more stringent requirements as to what level of carbon dioxide emissions are permissible, especially in commercial vehicles, companies are working to create better gaskets to be used in the automotive industry.  These new gaskets allow interior parts to stay sealed even in high temperatures.

This ability to more efficiently seal engines means better performance and a lower level of emissions.  The gasket technology that allows for these improvements represents a new combination of steel and elastomer gaskets.  Using a multi-layer design, these gaskets are sealed together to offer high performance even at the highest cylinder pressures and exhaust temperatures.  Being able to use this gasket technology means that the sealing loads are optimized, keeping the combustion chamber from being exposed to outside elements.

The steel and elastomer gaskets can be used on a wide variety of vehicles, which can be prototyped and tested before a full manufacturing run is ordered.  This particular gasket design is ideal for engines that have been downsized, turbocharged options and in systems where there is exhaust gas recirculation.  Traditional gaskets have been shown to experience malfunctions such as distortions in flanges, which can make the use of a conventional gasket inappropriate.

Gasko works to provide rapid prototyping and innovative gasket solutions for the automotive, medical, industrial and lawn maintenance sectors.  For more information on our rapid prototyping services, materials and engineering services or to speak to a specialist, contact us today!