Chemicals, Oil, Gas & Power

Natural rubber adhesives for rubber gasketing materials that need to maintain their integrity

Chemicals, Oil, Gas & Power

A tailored approach to your rubber gasket manufacturing requirements

Correct application and installation of rubber gasketing plays a critical role in ensuring the efficient operations of chemicals, oil, gas, and power plants.

 

One of the main problems that can occur is costly downtime due to leaks from pipes and valves when the wrong type of rubber gasket is used, or they are installed incorrectly. Due to extreme heat, pressure, and chemicals that are often in use, this may present significant health and safety and environmental problems.

 

Furthermore, changing gaskets needs to be a quick operation to minimise downtime and maximise productivity.

 

What we do

Itac’s products are as diverse as our customers’ needs.  

 

We manufacture natural rubber adhesives for rubber gasketing materials that need to maintain their integrity in corrosive, extreme temperature, aggressive chemical, and high-pressure environments.

 

Anti-stick properties allow the used gasket to be quickly and fully removed, reducing the risk of subsequent leaks.

 

Our natural rubber adhesive formulations are modified with synthetic additives to obtain tailored colour properties for a variety of end use rubber gasket materials.  This enables our clients to manufacture a variety of end use rubber gasket materials which can be categorised and identified for correct application in the various environments mentioned above.  

 

Either way, the end user can be reassured that the correct gasket material is being used, to safeguard against the huge financial costs associated with downtime, and the environmental and health risks associated with leaks caused by the incorrect sealing technology being applied.

The ITAC Effect

Together, we’ll make it happen!

Itac provides real value to the development of new products and the improvement of existing ones. Whether it be maintaining brand image through applying a UV protective coating on an outdoor sign; or applying a light deactivated adhesive for ease and comfort in the removal of medical dressings, Itac can make it happen!

Permeability

Promoting the right levels of fabric airtightness and waterproofing to meet specific requirements.

 

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Permeability

  • Waterproofing – Waterproofing is the process by which an object is made to resist the ingress of water and is a common requirement in construction coatings and fabric coatings. 
  • Air Tightness – Air Tightness is the ability of a fabric (or fabric coating) to allow the passage of air (or other gas). 
  • Anti-Corrosion – Anti corrosion refers to the protection of metal surfaces from corrosion in certain environments.

 

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Heat & Fire

Maximising fire protection, enhancing safety, safeguarding life, and preserving property

 

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Heat & Fire

  • Flame Retardancy & Flame Resistance – Flame resistance is the ability of an object to resist ignition when exposed to a naked flame whereas flame retardancy is the rate at which fire is extinguished once the ignition source has been removed. 
  • Thermal Insulation – Thermal Insulation is the changing of the heat transfer rate through (or between) objects. 
  • Electrical Conductivity – Generally polymer based adhesives and coatings tend to be electrically resistive.

 

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Durability

Fixing, enhancing, protecting, and preserving for long term performance, reliability, and dependability.

 

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Durability

  • UV Resistance – When ultraviolet (UV) light shines on adhesives and coatings they are always subject to a degree of deterioration with time. 
  • Abrasion Resistance – The degree of abrasion resistance of a coating will be a function of the physical properties of the polymeric species used in that coating. 
  • Anti-Corrosion – Anti corrosion refers to the protection of metal surfaces from corrosion in certain environments

 

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How we do it

Itac work in a timely fashion with our clients to manufacture and supply our modified natural rubber adhesives.

This is added to other ingredients to create the gasket material specified for its end use application and the environmental conditions in which it needs to function. The compound is then passed through a mill to mix thoroughly to form the gasket body before being extruded into flat sheets and cut into the required shapes and sizes for the end application.

Products and applications

• Natural Rubber (NR) adhesive – Can be modified with pigments which can be used to impart a wide range of colours to products to meet the exact needs of clients.
• Acid and alkali responsive coatings
• Coatings for thermally insulating valve covers

Itac also manufacture and supply performance coatings for health and safety equipment commonly used in chemical, oil, gas, and power generation plants. These include coatings for fire and smoke curtains, and PPE such as breathing apparatus and life jackets.

Find out how we can help you with your rubber gasketing requirements

We would be delighted to learn more about your product and project ideas.  Complete this simple form or call us on 01204 573736.  

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