No single material can meet the wide range of design requirements with respect to gaskets. There are many factors to ponder when choosing the best metal for your gasket application: material compatibility between the gasket and the sealing surface, temperature requirements, bolt type, flange clamping pressures and seating stresses are all key factors for consideration. Aluminum, like copper is very malleable and while it is fairly easy to form, its strength is not compromised. Aluminum is able to withstand heavy pressures and also resists corrosion. Aluminum is also abundant, as it is present in many products and markets, ranging from cookware and appliances to windows and doors. There is also a environmental benefit to aluminum…it is 100% recyclable. Please take a moment to review our gasket design consideration overview to help support your decision process.