Atlantic Gasket Adds Additional AMS & MIL Spec Silicones & Fluorosilicones

Atlantic Gasket is adding additional silicone and fluorosilicone rubber products to its material portfolio! The silicone rubbers added to our website will meet requirements specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and meet various AMS (Aerospace Material Specification) specs. These include AMS 3301, AMS 3302, AMS 3303, AMS 3304, AMS 3304, AMS 3305, AMS 3195, AMS 3196, AMS 3315, AMS 3320, AMS 3345, AMS 3347, AMS 3348, and AMS 3349. The silicone rubbers have the ability to resist a range of ambient conditions such as weathering, petroleum-based lubricating oils, extreme temperatures, and more.

Additionally, Atlantic Gasket is also adding multiple fluorosilicone rubber products as well, and these rubbers meet the MIL-DTL-25988C specification for various types and grades. These include Type 1 and 2 along with Grade 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80. The MIL-DTL-25988C specification refers to a range of fluorosilicone products like o-rings, compression seals, molded parts, extruded shapes, sheets, and strips.

Furthermore, Atlantic Gasket has also added a few other products such as AG-3686 low outgas/low temperature silicone specializing in spacecraft applications, AG-613-55LT conductive silicone that meets ASTM E595 low outgassing requirements and withstands extremely low temperatures, and AG21431 premium grade Viton™ that meets the Viton™ GF specification. Just like all of our sponges, rubbers, plastics, and other materials, these added rubbers will be available in custom-cut parts, sheets, rolls, and a variety of thicknesses.

Atlantic Gasket has the ability to die-cut, waterjet-cut, and knife-cut any of these new products to your custom-cut need for parts. We also provide laminating and slitting services to apply adhesive to materials and parts along with cutting them to custom stripping sizes. We look forward to helping you out with your next project!

Conductive Silicone O-Rings are Electric in 2023

Design News Features SSP EMI O-Rings Article

As we push into yet another new year, the need for shielding important electronic equipment continues to increase!  Electrically-conductive silicone and fluorosilicone rubbers act as the barrier to protect these vehicles, machinery, and more from the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).  Furthermore, o-rings produced from these conductive materials are becoming increasingly necessary as we move into the future. 

Atlantic Gasket has the ability to provide these conductive silicone/fluorosilicone o-rings to protect against EMI and RFI issues and meet MIL-G-83528/MIL-DTL-83528 standards.  Military applications (LCD screens, avionics, and radios), electric vehicles (EV), robotics 5G telecommunication equipment, and more rely on these conductive rubbers to function.  Provide us with your o-ring size, and Atlantic Gasket can quickly get a quotation back to you.

O-rings are just one of the electrically-conductive products that we can provide!  Atlantic Gasket has the capability to also assist our customers with custom-cut parts and raw material made from EMI and RFI shielding rubbers based on a silicone or fluorosilicone rubber filled with a variety of metal fillers that have the potential to meet various MIL-G-83528/MIL-DTL-83528 specification and flammability standards.  Let us help you with your next project!

Leading the Drive for Electric Vehicle Sealing & Protection

Atlantic Gasket is leading the charge into the future with parts for electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations, sensor enclosures, and battery boxes.  EV production will continue to exponentially increase in the future, and we have the material and parts to help make that happen!

Our electrically-conductive silicones and fluorosilicones not only act as a seal and protect against environmental factors, but they also provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).  These RFI and EMI shielding rubbers have the ability to withstand temperatures of upward of over 400°F, higher than an EV battery operation temperature.  They also have the ability to meet the MIL-G-83528/MIL-DTL-83528 specification, such as Type A, Type B, Type D, Type K, Type L, and Type M, in a wide variety of thicknesses (.010”, .020”, .032”, .062”, .125”, etc.).

The conductive fluorosilicones and silicones also have the ability to withstand fire and flame.  Some of Atlantic Gasket’s shielding rubbers contain silicones that conform to UL-94 V0 which allows them to help contain fire if needed which is instrumental with EV vehicle operation.

Atlantic Gasket has the capability to provide raw sheets and rolls in various thicknesses of RFI/EMI shielding silicones and fluorosilicones.  Our ability also includes the production of custom-cut parts and stripping of the conductive rubbers to our customer’s needs.  As electric vehicle production continues so will our capacity to guide customers in providing conductive silicone and fluorosilicone parts and material for it.

Atlantic Gasket Increases Productivity in a Flash

Atlantic Gasket has done it again and added a new, state-of-the-art machine that will increase the capacity, production, and quality of our custom-cut parts!  The Flashcut Flex will allow for a higher flow of parts to be produced on our production line leading to shorter lead times and increased productivity in general.  Just last year, we added a new slitting machine, and custom-cutting is taking a turn in 2021.  Overall, Atlantic Gasket continues to upgrade year after year!

The Flashcut Flex knife-cutter’s first benefit is its speed.  Its blades slice right through any material that we cut, and no tooling is required to purchase; our customers can send over a file and have parts being cut within minutes.  In addition to the speed, this new machine nests parts together like no other to allow for the best material yield possible.  The combination of speed and optimization lead to lower costs for our customers!

Finally, the Flashcut Flex improves the already-fantastic quality and reliability of our production.  Its table surface has an intense vacuum that holds the sheet and roll materials steadfast producing a very fine and accurate cut that can meet necessary tolerances.  The knife-cutter will provide an overall greater reliability to our production line due to a brand-new machine with high-quality technology.

What to Know About 3M Reclosable Fasteners

As a 3M Associate Converter, Atlantic Gasket has access to a wide array of tens of thousands of 3M products from a multitude of categories.  Within this massive list of products is a series of fasteners that we can supply for our customers.  These fasteners come in two types, Dual Lock and Hook and Loop, and are meant for easy and reliable attachment and detachment which allows for a quick and easy use.

 

Hook and loop fasteners are an easy and secure way to adhere a product to aImage of partly separated 3M™ Hook and Loop identifying the hooks, loops, release liners and easy-peel edge surface while also allowing for it to be unsecured and resecured many times over.  This fastener has the ability to be resecured upward of 5,000 times without losing effectiveness throughout its lifetime.  It works with one side having many ‘hooks’ that are opposite the other side containing seemingly endless amounts of ‘loops’.  When this 3M fastener is pushed together, the loops catch within the hooks allowing for a strong, temporary bond which is useful in many applications, such as clothing, shoes, household items, signage, sports, NASA, and many more where ease of use and conforming to product shape is needed!

 

 

The 3M Dual Lock system for fasteners works a bit differently but is just as effective or more than hook and loop.  Each side is made up of a large number of3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fastener SJ3870 mushroom-shaped pieces that interlock together when both sides are attached.  This forms a very strong bond that is durable and allows for upward of 1,000 attachments before starting to lose its tensile strength.  3M Dual Lock fasteners are temperature/UV/moisture-resistant and are excellent for use with attachments to windshields, dashboards, signs, and other surfaces.

 

 

 

Atlantic Gasket Continues to Produce Comfortable Face Shields in a Variety of Sizes


Face Shields
Since the start of our nation’s battle against the COVID-19 virus, Atlantic Gasket has been working to produce over a million face shields for our front-line workers! Now, as kids and teenagers prepare to return to the classroom, we’ve expanded our product line of face shields to adjust to a variety of sizes for the ever-growing child for their added comfort and safety.

People of all ages and sizes are susceptible to the coronavirus, unfortunately, and this has led us to want to continue our small part of fighting against it. Our face shields can now be produced in sizes that fit toddlers, grade school age kids, high school teenagers, and adults! This range of sizes allows for children of all ages to be properly protected across their entire face while allowing them to maneuver around the classroom and school as comfortably and safely as possible.

Of course, safety and comfort are our biggest concerns, but our face shields also provide a wide range of other benefits. The face shields are made from lightweight and durable plastic with soft foam cushioning on the forehead to provide a comfortable experience wearing them. They allow others to see your face and hear you better during conversation which is crucial in a school setting. Children are known to spread germs without a thought, and shields protect the entire face with coverage against outside liquids and contaminants. Finally, our face shield allows the wearer to eat and drink while their face remains protected.

If you are in charge of a school district or know somebody who is and is in need of face shields for the coming school year or in need of protection in any setting against COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team that would be more than happy to help protect your children, teenagers, and even adults in some cases!

Thank You to the Front Line

After months of dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic across the country and world, it has become clear who the real heroes are: our front line workers.  The doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, EMT’s, and other emergency and healthcare workers who have dealt with the deadly virus on a daily basis deserve a tremendous thank you and our full gratitude.  Day in and day out, they have met the challenge head-on of protecting others from becoming sick or helping them to recover.  These workers have jeopardized their own health, and we absolutely commend them for their service during these trying times over the past four months and counting.

Here at Atlantic Gasket, we’ve tried to do just a small part in helping the front line workers fight COVID-19.  We have worked tirelessly to supply face shield ‘kits’ that have featured an elastic band, foam forehead cushion, and plastic shield for easy assembly while also providing already-assembled full shields as well.  Our team has also provided components for other companies that are assembling face shields such as the plastic guard, foam cushion, and adhering adhesive to their materials.  In total, we have assembled, or helped assemble, well over a million masks!

In the end though, we’ve worked to just be a small part in a large-scale effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to assist as needed.  Our sincere thanks and gratitude again go out the front line workers who deal with the battle every single day.  Thank you!