Rubber is one of the most widely used materials for gasketing because it is relatively low cost and suitable for a wide range of applications. We routinely work with a variety of industrial rubber materials for custom molded products and other industrial solutions. For example, we offer a wide variety of silicone caps and plugs in standard sizes. But our customers often have a special application for which a stock part will not work. In these cases, we can custom manufacture a masking cap or plug to your exact specifications.
No matter what industry you’re in, we can use our expansive converting services to create the optimal industrial rubber solution for your application requirements.
Popular industrial RUBBER materials
SiliconeSilicone rubber is an extremely versatile material that can be formulated and converted for a wide range of industrial manufacturing applications. Silicone rubber generally provides strong resistance to moisture, high temperatures and doesn’t tear easily, providing good durability for rugged operating conditions.
EPDMEPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and this versatile material provides good resistance to moisture, ozone, oxygen and heat, which is why it is often used for outdoor applications. EPDM also offers good flexibility at low temperatures, chemical resistance and can easily be die-cut to custom shapes.
Neoprene RubberNeoprene is used in many thermal management applications because it is naturally flame resistant while also offering significant resistance to harsh environmental conditions. However, it is not suitable for applications that involve fuel or hot oils because it only offers mild resistance to oils and some solvents.
Nitrile Rubber (NBR or Buna-N)Nitrile rubber materials are durable, offer good tensile strength and are one of the most widely used elastomers in the manufacturing industry. They are also generally considered economical, provide good chemical resistance and are used for applications such as gaskets, automotive belts, O-rings, synthetic leather, hoses and many other industrial and consumer products.
TPR RubberAlso known as thermoplastic rubber, TPR rubber is known for its elasticity, maintaining both typical rubber and thermoplastic qualities. We can convert TPR rubber to create custom gaskets or other components such as bushings, automotive parts and other molded pieces.
ButylThis synthetic rubber is made from isoprene and isobutylene compounds and is harder and less porous than natural rubber or silicone. This versatile material is used in applications ranging from sports equipment and roofing products to gas masks and explosives.
HypalonHypalon is another synthetic rubber that proves valuable for industrial manufacturing applications because it provides strong chemical resistance, UV resistance and extreme temperatures. The material also provides strong flex and abrasion resistance and is often used in the marine industry.
Natural/Isoprene RubberSometimes referred to as polyisoprene, natural rubbers are made using latex from rubber trees. It is one of the most widely used rubbers in the world thanks in part to its relatively low cost and excellent mechanical properties.
FluorosilconeFluorosilcone is a stable, long-lasting elastomer that resists compression set across temperature extremes. Unlike silicone, fluorosilicone contains trifluoropropyl groups that enhance its chemical resistance to non-polar solvents, fuels, oils, acids, and alkaline chemicals.
PolyurethanePolyurethane rubbers are relatively low-cost materials that typically come as two-component systems involving the base material and a curing agent. These materials are available in a range of hardness levels and provide good abrasion resistance.
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Rubber materials are used to enhance medical devices and equipment via custom gaskets and seals, protective components and other custom products. We offer ISO 7 clean room capabilities to assist our customers in the medical industry.
From elastomer keypads to gaskets and seals for capacitive touch HMIs, rubber materials can enhance display solutions in a variety of ways. We can customize industrial rubber solutions with tight tolerances to meet a wide range of application needs.
“When rubber meets the road” is still an accurate saying when describing tires. But rubber is used for so many other types of automotive applications. From cabin components to engine belts and even NVH/BSR solutions, rubber can add significant value to your next automotive manufacturing project.