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Below, you will find links to the GFA Technical Handbook, the Gasket Enhancements Report, and past technical articles published by the GFA. If you are looking for information on anything related to gaskets or the gaskets industry, you will likely find it here. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access anytime you have a technical question or curiosity.

The Technical Handbook

The Technical Handbook available from the Gasket Fabricators Association, describes gaskets, processes, and gasketing materials. Its objective is to acquaint the users of gasketing products with industry standards for production methods, procedures, and dimensional tolerances. It is also a useful guide for gasket designers and gasket purchasers. Here you’ll find descriptions of measurement methods, part identification systems, material thickness, tolerances, and dimensional characteristics, as well as processing equipment and materials. A section also is dedicated to quality assurance and statistical process control.

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In addition to the online and offline resources regularly offered by GFA, members also receive the tremendous benefit of access to our TechTeam™ (offered in collaboration with the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking), a group of industry professionals who quickly research and answer your toughest questions.

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The Gasket Enhancements Report

Given today’s stringent environmental standards, user customer warranty requirements, and consumer expectations, the traditional, standalone fiber or non-fiber materials such as PTFE, Flexible Graphite, and Plastic sealing technologies, may not effectively meet these requirements. The GFA has developed a listing of value added enhancements (not all-inclusive) that when combined with the correct base, can offer significant sealing improvements.

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Technical Articles

Each issue of the GFA’s newsletter, “The Gasket Fabricator”, includes technical articles. Check out the technical articles which have appeared in the past.