The most common universal product specification tools used in the industry are the IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) and ISSA (International Ship Suppliers Association) books.  These books are catalogs, marine stores guides, that use a 6 digit coding system which was developed by several senior purchasing agents who saw the need for a global language for the purpose of purchasing ship supplies.

The ISSA group was founded in 1955 and now represents over 2,000 ship suppliers world wide, while the IMPA group was started in 1978 and has grown into a world renowned association.  The IMPA and ISSA systems cover over 42,000 products, virtually anything a ship will need for its voyage.

One of the most common products used by the deck and engine departments aboard the ships is joint sheeting.  Joint sheeting is more commonly known as gasket sheeting in the US.  It ranges from rubber sheeting to compressed fiber sheets to graphite to PTFE and beyond.  Other countries manufacture these joint sheets under international brand names such as:

  • Pillar Joint Sheets / Japan
  • Champion and Spitmann Joint Sheets / India
  • Alligator Joint Sheets / The Netherlands
  • James Walker and Beldam Crossley Joint Sheets / UK

The quality gasket sheets we provide as equals to the above international brands are manufactured by Garlock and Teadit among others.

Here is a list of the common joint sheeting products we offer by IMPA / ISSA number:

811001 / 811002 / 811003 / 811004 / 811005 / 811006 / 811007 / 811008 / 811009 / 811022 / 811023 /  811025 /811026 / 811027 / 811028 / 811029 / 811031 / 811032 / 811033 / 811034 / 811035 / 811036 / 811037 / 811038 / 811039 / 811040 / 811041 / 811042 / 811043 / 811044 / 811045 / 811046 / 811048 / 811049 / 811058 / 811059 / 811069 / 811071 / 811072 / 811073 / 811074 / 811075 / 811076 / 811077 / 811078 / 811079 / 811081 / 811082 / 811083 / 811084 / 811085 / 811086 / 811088 / 811091 / 811092 / 811093 / 811094 / 811095 / 811096 / 811097 / 811101 / 811102 / 811103 / 811104 / 811111 / 811112 / 811113 / 811114 / 811115 / 811116 / 811117 / 811118 / 811119 /811120 / 811121 / 811122 / 811124 / 811125 / 811126 / 811127 / 811128 / 811129 / 811131 / 811132 / 811133 / 811134 / 811135 / 811136 / 811137 / 811138 / 811139 / 811140 / 811141 / 811142 / 811143 / 811144 / 811145 / 811146 / 811147 / 811148 / 811149 / 811151 / 811152 / 811153 / 811161 / 811162 / 811163 / 811164 / 811165 / 811166 / 811171 / 811172 / 811173 / 811174  / 811175 / 811176 / 811177 / 811178 / 811181 / 811182 / 811183 / 811184 / 811185 / 811186 / 811187 / 811188 / 811189 / 811191 / 811192 / 811194 / 811196 / 811197 / 811198 / 811199 / 811263 /811264 / 811265 / 811266 / 811267 / 811268 / 811280 / 811281 / 811282 / 811286 / 811287 / 811288 / 811289 / 811283 / 811284 / 811285 / 811291 / 811292 / 811293 / 811294 /811295 / 811296 / 811351 / 811352 / 811353 / 811354 / 811355

811356 / 811357 / 811358 / 811381 / 811382 / 811383 / 811384 / 811385 / 811386 / 811387 / 811388 / 811389 / 812531 / 812532 / 812533 / 812534 / 812535 / 812536 / 812537 / 812541 / 812542 / 812543 / 812544 / 812545 / 812546 / 812547 / 815601 / 815602 / 815603 / 815605 / 815607 / 815608 / 815609 / 815610 / 815611 / 815612 / 815613 / 815614 / 815615 / 815621 / 815622 / 815623 / 815624 / 815625 / 815626 

We also make cut gaskets from all of the material above.  We cut gaskets that correspond to the following IMPA / ISSA numbers:

811100 / 811110 / 811130 / 811150 / 811160 / 811170 / 811180 / 811190

We have also been a long time supplier of  another common necessity of the deck and engine departments, compression packing.  Compression packing is called Non-Asbestos Packing Products in the IMPA and ISSA books.

Other countries manufacture these compression packings under international brand names such as:

  • Pillar Packings / Japan
  • Champion and Spitmann Packings / India
  • Alligator Packings / The Netherlands
  • James Walker, Beldam Crossley and Vulcan Engineering Packings / UK

The quality compression packings we provide as equals to the above international brands are made by Garlock and Teadit among others and are commonly made of graphite, PTFT and braided aramid fibers.  The packing is cut into rings and placed into the stuffing box of equipment for lubrication purposes. There are types that can handle high heat and pressure.  Please see the compression packing section of this website for tolerances and types. 

Here is a list of the common Non-Asbestos Packing products we offer by IMPA / ISSA number:

810151 / 810152 / 810221 / 810222 / 810223 / 810224 / 810225 / 810226 / 810227 / 810228 / 810229 / 810230 / 812031 / 812032 / 810233 / 810234 / 810235 / 810381 / 810382 / 810383 / 810384 / 810385 / 810386 / 810387 / 810388 / 810389 / 810390 / 810391 / 810392 / 810393 / 810394 / 810395 / 810401 / 810402 / 810403 / 810404 / 810405 / 810406 / 810407 / 810408 / 810409 / 810411 / 810418 / 810419 / 810420 / 810458 / 810451 / 810459 / 810452 / 810453 / 810454 / 810455 / 810456 / 810457 / 810460 / 810468 / 810469 / 810471 / 810472 / 810773 / 810474 / 810475 / 810476 / 810477 / 810478 / 810479 / 810480 / 810481 / 810482 / 810483 / 810484 / 810485 / 810486 / 810521 / 810522 / 810523 / 810524 / 810525 / 810526 / 810527 / 810528 / 810529 / 810530 / 810531 / 810532 / 810533 / 810537 / 810538 / 810539 / 810540 / 810541 / 810542 / 810543 / 810544 / 810546 / 810547 / 810548 / 810549 / 810550 / 810551 / 810552 / 810554 / 810581 / 810582 / 810583 / 810584 / 810585 / 810586 / 810587 / 810588 / 810589 / 810591 / 810701 / 810702 / 810703 / 810704  / 810705 / 810706 / 810707 / 810708 / 810709 / 810710 / 810711 / 810712 / 810715 / 810721 / 810722 / 810723 / 810724 / 810725 / 810726 / 810727 / 810728 / 810729 / 810730 / 810731 / 810732 / 810733 / 810734 / 810735 / 810736 / 810737 / 810738 / 811301 / 811302 / 811303 / 811304 / 811305 / 811306 / 811307 / 811308 / 811309 / 811310 / 811311 / 811312 / 811321 / 811322 / 811323 / 811324 / 811325 / 811326 / 811327 / 811328 / 811329 / 811330 / 811331 / 811332 / 811345 / 811346 / 811347 / 811348 / 811349 / 811350 / 811361 / 811362 / 811363 / 811364 / 811365 / 811366 / 811367 / 811368 / 811369 / 811370 / 811371 / 811372 / 811373 / 811374 / 811375 / 815101 / 815102 / 810503 / 810504 / 810505 / 810506 / 810507 / 810508 / 815111 / 815112 / 815113 / 815114 / 815115 / 815116 / 815117 / 815118 / 815401 / 815402 / 815403 / 815404 / 815405 / 815406 / 815407 / 815408 / 815409 / 815410 / 815411 / 815412 / 815413 / 815414 / 815415 / 815416 / 815421 / 815422 / 815423 / 815424 / 815425 / 815426 / 815427 / 815428 / 815429 / 815430 / 815431 / 815432 / 815433 / 815434 / 815435 / 815441 / 815442 / 815443 / 815444 / 815445 / 815446 / 815447 / 815448 / 815449 / 815450 / 815451 / 815452 / 815453 / 815454 / 815455 / 815455 / 815456 / 815461 / 815462 / 815463 / 815464 / 815465 / 815466 / 815467 / 815468 / 815469 / 815470 / 815471 / 815472 / 815473 / 815474 / 815475 / 815481 / 815482 / 815483 / 815484 / 815485 / 815486 / 815487 / 815488 / 815489 / 815490 / 815491 / 815492 / 815493 / 815494 / 815495 / 815496 / 815501 / 815502 / 815503 / 815504 / 815505 / 815506 / 815507 / 815508 / 815509 / 815510 / 815511 / 815512 / 815513 / 815514 / 815515 / 815521 / 815522 / 815523 / 815524 / 815525 / 815526 / 815527 / 815528 / 815529 / 815530 / 815531 / 815531 / 815532 / 815533 / 815534 / 815535 / 815541 / 815542 / 815543 / 815544 / 815545 / 815546 / 815547 / 815548 / 815549 / 815550 / 815551 / 815552 

So if you are searching for gasket sheets, joint sheets, sealing sheets, gaskets, or compression packings and all you have is an IMPA / ISSA number to identify it, call Allied Packing and Rubber, Inc.  We speak the 6 digit code language and we are located in the Port of Long Beach, which along with our next door neighbor, the Port of Los Angeles, is one of the busiest Ports in the world.  We can be reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 562-435-2411.

 

Give us a call, we are always happy to help navigate the waters of the joint sheeting, gasketing, and packings section of your IMPA / ISSA books, the world's best Marine Stores Guides. 

1335 West 11th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813-2714

Phone: 562-435-2411 | Fax: 562-436-2140

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