Tylox® SOCL Gaskets

Profile Gaskets for Round, Arch or Elliptical Pipe, and Manholes.

The Tylox® SOCL profile gasket builds upon the proven success of the Tylox® SuperSeal™ gasket design to offer similar benefits at a more economical price.

Benefits of the Tylox® SOCL Profile Gaskets

  •  Fool-proof Installation. The correct orientation of the gasket on the spigot is assured by the utilization of the colored stripe on the nose of the gasket. Simply install the gasket with the colored stripe facing out from, and located towards the end of, the spigot.
  •  Easier equalization: The incorporation of the unique “lamell” profile design allows for reduced gasket stretch requirements when compared to a conventional profile gasket. Reduced stretch means less equalization effort and a reduced potential for bell breakage due to unequal stresses in the rubber gasket.
  •  No gasket “roll” or “twist”. Another benefit of the unique “lamell” design is the significant decrease in insertion force when compared to a conventional profile gasket. The reduction in homing force, coupled with the wide, flat base, virtually eliminates the potential for gasket roll and twist. Manual coupling of up to 24” pipe is possible.

Materials and Identification

Tylox® SOCL gaskets are manufactured from a variety of synthetic rubber compounds, to meet the material requirements of ASTM C361, ASTM C443, ASTM C1619, California Greenbook and CSA A257.

The applicable specification(s) and useage mode for a particular gasket are identified by a colored stripe around the periphery of the gasket:

  • Standard
  •  C443, A257, C1619 White Stripe
  •  C361, A257, C1619 Blue Stripe
  •  California Greenbook Green Stripe
  • Oil-Resistant*
  •  C361, C443, A257, C1619 Orange Stripe
  •  California Greenbook Yellow Stripe

* Note that the additional physical properties required to achieve Oil Resistance have a significant impact on availability, handling and cost. Please refer to the pdf file “Oil Resistant Gaskets” in the “Tech Notes” Section of the website’s "Resources".

The above listing covers the standard, North American, specifications. Gaskets materials are available to meet many other specifications. Please consult your Hamilton Kent representative regarding materials to meet your particular specifications.

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Pressure Rating

Tylox® SOCL gaskets are suitable for use in systems with up to 13 PSIG (30 ft Head or 90kPa) pressure requirements.


Tylox® SOCL Profile Gaskets are not WHIMIS listed. Tylox® SOCL Profile Gaskets are made from cross-linked, polymeric rubber, which is not considered a health hazard. As with any rubber product, the gasket may smolder or burn when exposed to a naked flame. Fire-fighters should wear self-contained, positive-pressure or pressure-demand breathing apparatus, and utilize water-spray, air-foam, dry chemical or CO2-type extinguishing media.

Storage and Handling

Proper care of the gaskets prior to installation will ensure maximum ease of installation and maximum sealing properties of the gasket. All rubber gaskets are required to be stored in a sheltered, cool, dry location at the precasters facility, as well as on the job site.

Gaskets must not be stored near any electrical equipment that produces ozone. They must be protected from prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme heat in the summer, and extreme cold, snow and ice in the winter.

All gaskets must be protected from harmful substance such as dirt, mud, dust and grit.

All gaskets, other than oil-resistant gaskets, must be protected from contact with solvents and petroleum based greases and oils.


Detailed installation instructions can be found in the literature “.pdf” file in the "Related Resources" section of this page.

Product Benefits

  •  Reduced homing force
  •  Simplified equalization
  •  Meets ASTM C361, ASTM C1619, ASTM C443, CSA A257 and California Greenbook material requirements
  •  Suitable for all pipe and manhole sizes
  •  Standard and oil-resistant versions available
  •  5 different profiles to meet various joint designs