Gaskets are set to be in Great Demand throughout the Next Decade

There is great news for the rubber and plastics manufacturing industry as demand for non-metallic gaskets and seals are predicted to be in steadily increasing demand between 2016 and 2026. According to a report published by Future Market Insights, in 2016 more than 60 billion US dollars’ worth of gaskets were sold around the world, and it’s predicted that revenues will reach more than 100 billion US dollars by the end of 2026 – a compound annual growth rate of 5.4%.

Why this growth?

Manufacturing processes across all industrial sectors rely upon the efficiency of their engineering equipment and the manufacturing systems that are in place. This means that it’s essential to choose the right materials and components to ensure that manufacturing processes go as smoothly as possible.

Gaskets are devices that are designed to connect different surfaces and systems, acting as a seal, so any gasket failure could potentially create a number of serious losses in terms of labour, materials, sales and even adversely impact the environment in some instances.

To help cut down costs in the long term and prevent future issues, manufacturers are seeking gasket materials with the best mechanical, chemical and durable characteristics, ensuring that gasket failure is much reduced. As specialists in gasket manufacture, CB Frost are able to respond quickly to customer demands. With over 90 years of rubber and plastics industry experience and a commitment to staying ahead of the game, we regularly produce new types of gaskets and seals, making use of a wide variety of different materials to suit requirements.

With this level of customisation available in the market for gaskets, it’s no surprise that demand is set to continually increase in the near future.

Our manufacturing capabilities

CB Frost can manufacture gaskets of all shapes and sizes in house, from an extensive list of materials. Our experts are able to work with customers to identify which materials are best suited to their gasket requirements. Gaskets can be supplied in any shape and size, from simple shapes, to complex designs with holes, cut-outs, radius and angled corners, in a considerable range of thicknesses (subject to material).

To learn more about our extensive range of materials, including our range of specialist rail industry silicones, or to discuss your gasket requirements with us, please call CB Frost on +44 (0)121 773 8494.