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Metallic gaskets can be fabricated from a single metal or a combination of metallic materials, in a variety of shapes and sizes. Metallic gaskets are suitable for high temperature and pressure applications. Higher loads are required to seat the gaskets. Types include flat, grooved, round cross-section solid metal, lens rings, ring type joints (RTJ’s) and welded gaskets. A brief description of the more popular styles are described below.


Spiralwound Gaskets

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Cammprofile Gaskets

High Temp

High Temp Gaskets

Heat Exchanger

Heat Exchanger


Ring Type Joint Gaskets

Common Metallic Gasket Materials

The following is a listing of the more common metals used in manufacturing both semi- metallic and metallic gaskets. It is not intended to be a list of all available materials, only the typical materials. For a more complete listing, contact your gasket supplier or manufacturer to discuss all the materials which they may have available. Refer to EN 10027-1 and EN 10027-2 Designations Systems for Steel Part 1: Steel Names and Part 2: Steel Numbers and The Unified Numbering System (UNS) for Metals and Alloys for complete list of metal standards.


Has excellent corrosion resistance to organic acids except nitric acids.


Copper alloys are generally used with non-oxidizing acids, alkaline and neutral salt solutions.

Carbon Steel

The most commonly used material for manufacturing double jacketed gaskets. It has poor resistance to corrosion and should be used with caution when in contact with water or diluted acids.


Used successfully in acetic acids, nitrates and many organic chemicals

Hastelloy® B

This is a corrosion resistant alloy resists corrosion of hydrochloric acid under most conditions, as well as, other halogen acids. It is also resistant to phosphoric acid and reducing conditions.

Hastelloy® C

Offers exceptional resistance to severe oxidizing conditions encountered with nitric acid, free chlorine as well as strong aqueous and acid solutions.


Withstands high temperatures and has excellent resistance to corrosion by halogen gases and compounds.


Good resistance to sulfuric, chromic and phosphoric acids. It is soft and malleable.


Excellent resistance to most acids and alkalis except extremely oxidant acids.


Excellent resistance to caustic substances. Has a high degree of corrosion resistance to neutral and distilled water.


Has a good resistance to wet chlorine and chlorine dioxide.

Type 304 Stainless Steel (1.4362)

This material is widely used in the manufacture of industrial gasketing, due to its low cost and excellent resistance to corrosion.

Type 316 (1.4401) /316L (1.4404) Stainless Steel

This material generally offers a higher resistance to corrosion than type 304SS.

Type 321 Stainless Steel (1.4541)

This alloy is similar to 304SS but titanium is added. It is widely used in high temperature corrosive applications.

Type 347 Stainless Steel (1.4550)

This alloy is similar to 304SS but columbium and titanium are added. It has good performance in high temperature corrosive applications.

Type 410 Stainless Steel (1.4006)

This stainless steel is a heat treatable 12% chromium steel, which combines good general corrosion resistance with high strength.

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