Universal Gaskets

Red Fibre

We import our Mechanical Grade vulcanized fibre directly from China and it is made using only cotton pulp. This material swells slightly in contact with water making it very suitable for sealing of taps and other related hardware including pumping equipment.

Typical Properties

Property

Typical Value

Density (gm/cm3)

1.15   to 1.25

Tensile strength (kg/cm2)
 –   longitudinally

700   to 1100

 –   transverse

450-550

Moisture content (%)

6-10

Ash content (%)

2.0

ZnCl2 (%)

0.2

Dielectric strength (Kv/mm)

4.5   to 7.5

Maximum operating temperature (oC)

105

Compliance standards

Nil

Colour

Red,   White or Black*

Standard Thicknesses (mm)

0.4   to 3.2

Maximum Sheet Size (mm)

2000×1200

* We only stock red and some black.