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Industrial Gaskets

Flow Components manufactures industrial gaskets.

Keeping things tight is the name of the game in flow control, and no one knows it better than the team at FLOW COMPONENTS & Industrial Supply. Companies in Tampa and throughout the state of Florida know they can count on us to manufacture gaskets from standard flange, custom prototype, OEM, and more.

A little Gasket history

Flow Components started the journey in 1978 as a gasket house with only 2 hydraulic presses (pictured to the right) and the capability of making standard and custom made dies in house. Having this turnkey ability at the time allowed our customers to experience a cost-effective, industry-leading turn around on jobs that now identifies Flow Components as the place to go to “…when you need it yesterday.”

Hydraulic Press for gasket making
water jet for gasket manufacturing

Throughout the years, the demand for more products and higher tolerance was necessary. Flow Components reacted to our customer’s needs by purchasing a brand new 90,000 PSI Multicam water jet with abrasive. This system allows us to produce product faster and better while increasing our inhouse fabrication abilities which result in shorter lead time for customers. Custom made gaskets of many different materials cut to exact specifications from 1/64″ to 1″. This machine will even cut through 1/4″ steel!

Gasket Styles

Full face gasket

Full Face

Rubber Non-Asbestos Gaskets

Rubber Non-Asbestos

Viton gasket

Viton Material

Heat exchanger gasket

Heat Exchanger

Cam and groove gaskets

Cam & Groove

garden hose washers gaskets

Garden Hose

Bauer Style Coupling Gasket

Bauer Style

Air King Chicago Fitting Gaskets

Air King / Chicago

Grooved Victaulic gasket

Grooved / Victaulic

custom made gaskets

Custom Made

O Ring gaskets


Ring style drop in gasket

Ring (Drop-in)

Urethane Molded Gaskets

Urethane Molded

Camlock Gaskets

Camlock Gaskets

sanitary gaskets


Gasket Materials

  • Butyl

    A copolymer of isoprene of isobutylene, butyl is a synthetic rubber with several distinctive benefits. Butyl is impermeable to moisture and various gases, making it an ideal choice for airtight applications. With a service temperature range of -40°F to 225°F, this material has exceptional resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and diverse weather conditions. Butyl can easily adhere to other rubber materials, and it has great electrical insulation properties.

  • Natural (Pure Gum) Rubber

    Natural rubber is a polymer consisting of isoprene. This soft material has high elasticity, which provides superior physical properties such as resistance to abrasion and low temperatures. Ideal for applications requiring acids, organic salts, and other chemicals, natural rubber is non-toxic and has a temperature range of -20°F to 170°F.

  • Nitrile

    Nitrile is a copolymer of butadiene and acrylonitrile. This synthetic rubber material is resistant to various solvents, hydraulic fluids, animal and vegetable oils, and aromatic fuels; nitrile can also diminish the effects of heat aging. Nitrile performs optimally in temperatures ranging from -25°F to 170°F, and it is available in premium, commercial, and FDA grades.

  • Silicone

    An extremely soft and adaptable material, silicone is composed of polymerized siloxanes. Silicone boasts superior elastomeric properties at both high and low temperatures and is resistant to the effects of ozone, oxygen, aging, ultraviolet (UV) light, and extreme weather conditions. Available in FDA grade, this material was a wide temperature service range of -67°F to 400°F and is intermittent to 450°F.

  • Viton®

    Known for its outstanding resistance to chemical substances, Viton® is a fluorocarbon-based synthetic rubber. This material can perform optimally in the most extreme conditions—Viton® has a maximum operating temperature from 400°F (continuous) to 500°F (intermittent). Additionally, this material can repel oxygen, ozone, various fuels and oils, solvents, and hydraulic fluids.

  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

    Ethylene propylene diene monomer, commonly known as EPDM, is an elastomer known for its high durability and versatility. EPDM has excellent resistance to heat, ozone, oxygen and oxygenated solvents, chemicals, animal and vegetable oils, and harsh weather. Stable in low and high temperatures, this material has a service range of -40°F to 250°F and is intermittent to 275°F. Additionally, EPDM can resist polar and steam substances with great proficiency.

  • Neoprene

    Neoprene is a synthetic rubber created by polymerizing chloroprene material. Also called polychloroprene, neoprene is a flame-retardant material that can also resist the effects of oils, chemicals, oxygen, and ozone. For applications requiring higher tensile strength and ease of movement, cloth inserted neoprene is available; each variation can operate within the same -20°F to 170°F temperature range.

  • Red Rubber (SBR)

    Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) has similar properties to natural rubber, but is more resistant to abrasion, wear, and hot and cold water. SBR has excellent adhesion to metals, and is available in red rubber and cloth inserted varieties; the latter is more proficient at handling movement, high compression loads, and saturated and low-pressure steam. Each SBR variation can operate within the same -20°F to 170°F temperature range.

  • Vinyl

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a synthetic plastic polymer commonly used in applications with water or oxidizing agents. PVC material offers excellent resistance to abrasion and weather, and is available in rigid or flexible forms to suit various application needs. This material is ideal for temperatures ranging from 20°F to 160°F.

Gasket Ordering Tips

When Ordering Standard ANSI flange gasket, The following information will be needed to ensure proper fit.

1. Size/Diameter of Flange (1/2", 4", 6", 12", 36", 72", 108")
2. Style:
Full Face (With Bolt Holes)
Full Face - With Bolt Holes
Ring/"Drop-In" (No Bolt Holes)
Ring Gasket
Blind (No Center Hole)
3. Class of Flange (Pound) 150#,300#,600#,900#, 1500#, 2500#
4. Tube or Pipe Flange (Old Standard/New Standard)
5. Material Thickness (1/64", 1/32" 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/16", 1/2", 3/4", 1")
6. Material Type

Sheet Goods

From small squares to 50 foot long rolls we have a large stock of just about anything you need!

Flowlon Gasket by Flow Components USA
Flowlon Gasket by Flow Components USA
Flowlon Gasket by Flow Components USA

Not sure what sheet material is right for you? Give us a call.
We can answer your questions.