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Development of High-sealing Foamed Rubber Gasket Material

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.12 No.1


A high-performance durable formed rubber gasket material characterized by both superior compressive recovery and adaptability to rough surfaces was developed for automotive internal combustion engine sealing applications. Research was performed on gaskets exhibiting high sealing properties and a simplified fastening structure. As a result of the research, a gasket was produced with low surface pressure sealing properties that far exceed those of the conventional gasket materials due to the structure of the base rubber material, which is a foamed rubber material with a closed cell construction, and the optimization of the additive composition. The application of this gasket to an engine intake system facilitates the streamlining of the fastening structure.


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Author (organization or company)

Yasunori MURAKAMI(Tochigi R&D Center)、Junpei YOSHIDA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Takuya AOKI(Tochigi R&D Center)、Atsuo YAMAGUCHI(Honda R&D Europe (U.K.) Ltd. (at Tochigi R&D Center at the time of development))

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