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Tadpole Gasket Seals



Tadpole gasket seals are used on a variety of sealing applications such as doors and access panels, and on valves, to provide a seal against the flow of hot air, gases or liquids.



Silicone Rubber Coated Stainless Steel Mesh Tadpole Gasket Seal


365°F / 180°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

Stainless Steel Mesh is formed into a tadpole gasket and then coated with silicone rubber.  Makes an excellent seal against liquids and gases.  The tail can be easily attached by welding, grab bars and strips, fasteners with backing washers.

The stainless mesh offers excellent push-back against compression.

This tadpole is useable to 500°F and also for low temperature cryogenic applications such as frozen food processing.

Tadpole Tape Gasket Seal Stainless Mesh with Silicone Coated Bulb
Tadpole Tape Gasket Seal Aramid Fiber with Rope or Metal Mesh Core High Temperature

Aramid Polyamide Tadpole Gasket Seal Tape


550°F / 287°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

This high temperature, heat and flame resistant aramid fabric will withstand temperatures of 550°F / 287°C continuous exposure.  The base fabric is high strength aramid.  The core is available as aramid rope, stainless steel mesh rope or inconel mesh rope.

This material is very soft and pliable, making a conformable tadpole that seats well.

It is highly flexible and conformable.

Kevlar® is a popular brand name of an Aramid polyamide material from DuPont.  Our Aramid is not a DuPont product.

-  Tadpole GasketAvailable widths (Over-All Width):
       1", 1.25", 1.50", 1.75",
       2.0", 2.5" and 3.0".
-  Tadpole Gasket Bulb diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Gasket Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Soft PTFE Coated Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket & Tape


550°F / 287°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

This high temperature, heat resistant and chemical resistant tadpole gasket tape offers the advantage of a non-asbestos material with a higher temperature range and with excellent resistance to almost all solvents, caustics and acids.

The base fiberglass fabric is rated to 1000°F / 537°C while the PTFE coating melting point is 620°F / 327°C.

The bulb material can be Fiberglass Rope, Stainless Steel Mesh or Inconel Mesh.

-  Tadpole Gasket Available widths (Over-All Width) (Custom sizes available):
       1", 1.25", 1.50", 1.75",
       2.0", 2.5" and 3.0".
-  Tadpole Gasket Bulb diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Gasket Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket Tape Seal soft PTFE Coating
soft PTFE coated fiberglass tadpole tape gasket seal high temperature heat resistant

ePTFE (expanded PTFE) Tadpole Gasket Tapes


550°F / 287°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

Pure ePTFE tape formed into a tadpole gasket tape with either a rope core or stainless steel mesh core.  Excellent corrosion resistance, high pressure resistance, easy to use, soft and is ideal for enamel, glass, and especially rough and special shaped sealing.

This ePTFE tadpole tape provides excellent resistance to almost all solvents, caustics and acids.

PTFE melting point is 620°F / 327°C.

PH Range: 0 to 14
Maximum tensile: 4260 psi (30Mpa)
Temperature Range: -500F / -268C to +500F / +260C
Pressure Limits: 2900 psi / 200 kgf/cm2 (20Mpa)

Standard roll of 100 feet

Expanded PTFE ePTFE tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature chemical resistant
Tacky Cloth white rubber coated fiberglass tadpole gasket seal high temperature

White Rubber Coated Fiberglass "Tacky Cloth" Tadpole Gaskets


550°F / 287°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

This high temperature and heat resistant tadpole tape is made from Tuff-Flex™ 550 Fabric tacky cloth.

This is a widely used tadpole tape that provides a resilient and non-absorbent gasket material for service against steam, air, water and gases.

Especially useful where a rough or uneven surface or flange exists.  The fabric is a fiberglass base with a special white rubber formulation.  The fabric is tacky, and has a plastic film surface covering that is removed before installation.  The fabric will stick to itself once the film is removed.

Wire Inserted Version: The fill (widthwise) yarn for this version of the fabric has a twisted brass wired formed with it, providing additional strength and electrical conductivity/shielding.

550°F / 287°C continuous rating, excellent sealing properties as a gasket material.

fiberglass Tadpole gasket seal tape with high compression bulb high temperature oven door

Precision Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket with High Compression Stainless Steel Knit Hollow Sleeve Core


1100°F / 593°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

These high temperature, heat & flame resistant and thermal insulating precision fiberglass tadpole tapes are fabricated with high quality type E fiberglass that will not burn and will withstand continuous exposure to temperatures of 1200°F / 648°C. Commonly used as a gasket or seal for access doors and gate valves and other oven and stove applications

This tadpole is precision manufactured resulting in extremely tight tolerances and repeatability of its dimensions between production runs  The outer fiberglass cover is heat treated resulting in no loose fibers, making this tadpole suitable for clean room and paint booth applications.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The base fiber is manufactured to the specifications of ASTM D-578, ASTM committee D13, and subcommittee D13.18.

This tadpole features a high compression and excellent puch back, with high cycle life, due to the knitted metallic sleeve core.

Two versions of the tadpole are available: 1) 1 3/8" Overall Width with 5/8" bulb.  2)  1 1/4" Overall Width with 1/2" bulb.

The tail is supplied as a flat tube, which may remain empty or may be filled with a fiber or metal rope, etc. by the customer.

fiberglass tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature heat resistant

Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket with Rope or Metal Mesh Bulb Core


1100°F / 593°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

These high temperature, heat & flame resistant and thermal insulating fiberglass tadpole tapes are fabricated with high quality type E fiberglass that will not burn and will withstand continuous exposure to temperatures of 1200°F / 648°C. Commonly used as a gasket or seal for access doors and gate valves and other oven and stove applications

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The base fiber is manufactured to the specifications of ASTM D-578, ASTM committee D13, and subcommittee D13.18.

This tadpole features either a fiberglass rope bulb core or a metal mesh bulb core.

-  Tadpole Tape Available Widths (Over-All Width):  1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3".
-  Tadpole Tape Bulb Diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Tadpole tapes are fabricated items, delivery is typically 3 to 10 business days.

Fiberglass Silica Blend Tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature heat resistant

ProSil and ProSilMax Silica-Fiberglass Blended Tadpole Gasket Tape


1350°F / 732°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

ProSil fabric tadpole tape remains soft and workable at temperatures where plain fiberglass materials become brittle.

ProSilMax adds a stainless steel wire reinforcement within the fabric weave.

This high temperature, heat and flame resistant tadpole gasket sealing tape will withstand temperatures of 1350°F / 732°C continuous exposure.

This material is very soft and pliable, making a conformable tadpole that seats well.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The bulb material can be Rope or Stainless / Inconel Mesh.

-  Tadpole Tape Available Widths (Over-All Width):  1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3".
-  Tadpole Tape Bulb Diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Tadpole tapes are fabricated items, delivery is typically 3 to 10 business days.

fiberglass with vermiculite coating tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature heat resistant

Vermiculite Coated Fiberglass Tadpole Gasket Tape


1350°F / 732°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

FlameShield™ 1500 vermiculite coated fiberglass tadpole tape is a high temperature, heat and flame resistant tadpole that withstand temperatures of 1500°F / 815°C continuous exposure.  The base High Temperature fiberglass fabric is fabricated from high quality type E fiberglass that will not burn.  The fabric is then coated with a vermiculite dispersant.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The bulb material can be Fiberglass Rope, Stainless Steel Mesh or Inconel Mesh.

Tested and certified to ASTM E 162, ASTM E 662 and SMP 800-C for surface flammability, smoke and toxic gas generation.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The bulb material can be Rope or Stainless / Inconel Mesh.

-  Tadpole Tape Available Widths (Over-All Width):  1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3".
-  Tadpole Tape Bulb Diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Tadpole tapes are fabricated items, delivery is typically 3 to 10 business days.

Silica tadpole gasket tape high temperature heat flame resistant

Silica Tadpole Gasket Seal: Extreme High Temperature, Heat & Flame Resistant


1800°F / 982°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

InSilMax Silica Tadpole tapes are fabricated with high Silica fabric that will not burn and will withstand continuous exposure to temperatures of 1800°F / 982°C.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The bulb material can be Silica Rope, Stainless Steel Mesh or Inconel Mesh.

-  Tadpole Tape Available Widths (Over-All Width):  1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3".
-  Tadpole Tape Bulb Diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Tadpole tapes are fabricated items, delivery is typically 3 to 10 business days.

ceramic fiber tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature heat resistant

Ceramic Fiber Tadpole Tape Gasket Seal


2000°F / 1093°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

CerMax Ceramic fiber tadpole tapes are fabricated with high Silica fabric that will not burn and will withstand continuous exposure to temperatures of 2000°F / 1093°C.

This material resists most acids and alkalis and is unaffected by most bleaches and solvents.  It is highly flexible and conformable.

The bulb material can be Silica Rope, Stainless Steel Mesh or Inconel Mesh.

-  Tadpole Tape Available Widths (Over-All Width):  1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2 and 3".
-  Tadpole Tape Bulb Diameters: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1".
-  Tadpole Tape Standard lengths: 50 and 100 feet.

Tadpole tapes are fabricated items, delivery is typically 3 to 10 business days.

ceramic fiber tadpole gasket seal tape high temperature heat resistant

Specialty and Custom Tadpole Tape Gasket Seal Fabrication


Up to 2000°F / 1093°C Continuous Exposure: Higher Intermittent

Our specialy and custom fabrication capabilities allow us to make a tadpole to your specifications.  Custom bulbs, custom cores, custom sizes.

Please enquire.



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