In addition to perforating, Diamond manufactures two types of pierced metal products, both of which are patented: PLASTICORE™, a single-sided piercing and GASKETCORE™, a double-sided piercing. Generally, these products are used in conjunction with customer-applied materials to provide strength and stability to the finished units.
GASKETCORE™ or PLASTICORE™ can be supplied in sheet, coil, or part form to best suit your manufacturing process. To discuss potential applications, request a quote, place an order, or receive a sample of either material type, contact our Customer Service Department.
Developed for use in heat shields, PLASTICORE™ is a single-sided pierced metal product that provides additional strength and heat resistance to molded plastic parts.
When PLASTICORE™ is placed in a mold with its tangs facing upward, plastic injected into the mold seeps through the openings and forms around the tangs, creating plastic flanges or “buttons”.
Embedded within the material while it is in a molten state, PLASTICORE™ protects and strengthens plastic and composite materials, enabling parts to withstand greater amounts of stress. In fact, parts that have been made with PLASTICORE™ yield excellent results in gravelometer tests.
PLASTICORE™ is available in rust preventive .004″ and if volume warrants .006″ thick stainless steel type 304 with a maximum width of 39.4″. It can also be produced in either .006″ – .012″ thick carbon steel or aluminum with a maximum width of 24″.
Developed for use in gaskets, GASKETCORE™ is a double-sided pierced metal product that is an environmentally friendly alternative to toxic adhesives commonly found in the center of gaskets.
GASKETCORE™ uses specially designed tangs that penetrate the material’s outer surface and fold back on the base material, securely gripping to gaskets and other soft materials when pressed together. GASKETCORE™ replaces the use of adhesives by virtue of the tangs that attach the metal to gasket material when activated under pressure.
GASKETCORE™ is available in single- or double-sided material and is typically applied under the force of calendar rolls. GASKETCORE™ is available in rust preventive .004″ thick stainless steel type 304 with a maximum width of 39.4″. It can also be produced in .006″ – .012″ thick carbon steel with a maximum width of 24″.