High temperature genuine TadpoleTapeä gasket seals are custom manufactured to the size required, using a variety of materials such as fiberglass (fibreglass or glass-fibre), vermiculite coated fiberglass cloth, tacky cloth (white rubber impreganated fiberglass), InSilMax and InSilMax XT silica cloth, CerMax Ceramic Fiber, PTFE coated fiberglass cloth and 100% expanded PTFE (ePTFE). Other less utilized materials include two-side silicone rubber coated fiberglass fabric and aluminum foil coated fiberglass fabric.
TadpoleTapeä Gasket Seals are used on oven, stove, furnace boiler and kiln doors to achieve a tight seal. Also used on gate values to form a seal. TadpoleTapeä bulb materials include fiberglass rope, vermiculite coated fiberglass rope, silica rope, ceramic fiber rope, stainless steel mesh rope, inconel mesh rope and stainless steel knitted sleeve. Common TadpoleTapeä bulb sizes are 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8" and 1". Overall widths of TadpoleTapeä tapes and gaskets range from 3/4" to 3" wide.
Fabrication time of TadpoleTapeä and gaskets is typically 2 to 3 days, but can be a little longer if our fabrication shop is particularly busy.
Custom tadpole tapes such as double bulb, square hat, etc are also available: just let us know the dimensions and design and we can quote it for you.