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New Head Gasket Design Optimizes CO2 Emissions


Finding just the right materials for the needs of the automotive industry can be a real challenge. With extreme heats and pressures, sealing areas of an engine adequately can be a task that requires additional technology and process development. A new gasket design is now being used in engines to reduce CO2 emissions. It features:

  • The ability to handle high pressures and high heat at the same time. For head gasket applications, being able to handle high pressure and high heat is part of the specifications of the part. Fabricated products in today‚Äôs high performance automotive engines have to be able to handle up to 250 bar pressures and up to one thousand degrees in exhaust temperatures. These new automotive gaskets can meet these needs.
  • Multi-layered gaskets provide the solution. Instead of focusing on a single material that can meet the needs of cylinder head gaskets, the newest head gaskets are made from more than one material, carefully layered to provide the strength and sealing that is needed. These automotive gaskets utilize multi-layered steel technology with the addition of elastomeric fluid sealing combined into a single gasket design.
  • Better sealing to decrease CO2 emissions. The result of these new technological developments in the gasket industry is that automotive manufacturers now have a head gasket that can not only withstand the pressure and heat of a high performance engine, but that can reduce CO2 emissions. Elastomer in the fluid channels allows the gaskets to seal in the areas that are needed, providing optimum sealing.

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