Established in 1947, Stephen’s Gaskets Ltd boasts an impressive 70 years in the pressed parts manufacturing industry and an ever growing range of manufactured steel, copper, brass, aluminium and plastic shims.

In particular, our plastic shim has become well-recognised for their shimming, insulation and spacing applications within engineering.  Plastic shims demonstrate excellent strength to weight ratios and resistance to wear, chemicals and heat. Some benefits of plastic shims include:

  • Low Water Absorption
  • Low Friction Co-Efficient
  • Remarkably Tough
  • High Compressive and Dielectric Strengths
  • Incredibly Durable and Versatile
  • Chemical, Heat and Wear Resistance
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • More Cost-Effective
  • Easily Fabricated

These properties make plastic shims an ideal alternative to metallic shimming materials, and they can also be used to prevent corrosion between different materials. Not only are they safer and more easily fabricated than most standard shimming materials, they are also more cost-effective.  With this in mind, it’s beginning to become clear why industries across the globe are starting to take advantage of these fantastic materials.


Manufacturing for all over the globe

We manufacture these for a range of industries all over the globe, in shim sizes ranging from 0.001mm to 1.5mm, or in sheets measuring 24½ x 48½. We also sell shims in an easy to transport can, containing several different sized plastic shims for those requiring more than one sized shim.

 Plastic Shims – The Benefits of Getting them from Stephen’s Gaskets

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we offer a comprehensive array of services from laser cutting and plastic injection moulding to manufacturing washers and shims.  Like all of our shims, our plastic shims can be trimmed to a range of dimensions using top of the range machinery in our in-house labs. The precision achieved with such tools guarantees consistently even cutting, without the distortion you would expect from trying to make these shims at home.

Worldwide delivery service

Our shims are just one of our cost-effective pressed part solutions, and these can be delivered to your door using our worldwide delivery service. Our dedicated team of specialists provide continuous technical support for all of our clients to ensure we understand you and your company needs, to help you chose the most appropriate product for you.


For more information, call us today on 0121 544 5808 or visit our website Our dedicated team will be delighted to take your call, answer any questions or provide an immediate quote. You can read our previous blog on Head Gasket Material here.


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