New Products

AMES: Gasketing Systems

Ames Corp. has announced the availability of a new line of AMESSealTM Form-In-Place gasketing systems for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM), Direct Methanol (DMFC) and Phosphoric Acid (PAFC) Fuel Cells. Designed to improve sealing performance and durability while reducing costs, AMESSeal provides an adaptable solution to the sealing needs of fuel cell stack, membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and bipolar plate manufacturers

The AMESSeal programmable liquid delivery system functions by automatically dispensing and bonding a thin bead of low-durometer elastomers directly onto metal, graphite, or polymer substrates. Compared to traditional die-cut or molded gaskets, the AMESSeal system creates a 50% decrease in possible sources of leakage. A customer’s available selection of silicone or fluoroelastomer materials, depending on the temperature and chemical resistance characteristics required for their specific needs, makes the AMESSeal system applicable to a variety of fuel cell applications.

Ames also offers the AMESSeal gasketing system in a multi-layer composite version, which combines the compliance and sealing of silicone with the improved chemical and temperature resistance and durability of a fluoroelastomer, ensuring integrity of sealing over the entire gasket surface. Beads with a height tolerance of .05mm are applied in various sizes with height-to-width ratios ranging from 1:1.5 to 1:6. In addition, adhesion levels can be tailored to satisfy specific sealing needs. Multiple beads can be applied side-by-side, and custom size beads are also available.

For more information, visit

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI May 2015 cover

2015 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Better Jobs

Is the economy prompting you to consider leaving your job for a better one?
View Results Poll Archive


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.