Where are Rubber Extruded Parts Used?
Rubber extruded parts have been common-place for over 100 years now, having been employed in 1000’s of different applications during that time. A few examples are given below:
Door and Window Seals
Also known as top and side seals, these profiles are designed to fill the gaps between doors and door frames to prevent wind and water from entering a vehicle or building. They are used in cars and trucks, as well as in many commercial and industrial facilities. Door seals such as hatch seals can also be found in fuel tanks, rooftop HVAC systems and in electronic enclosures.
Edge Trim Profiles
Edge trim profiles are used to cover rough edges made from plastics and steels. These types of rubber extruded profiles are made from flexible materials and have gripping tongues that allow them to provide a much stronger hold. Edge trim profiles are usually found in automotive and marine industries and are used for applications such as decorative trims for boats, cars, and buildings.
Bumpers and Fenders
Rubber bumpers and fenders protect the hull and berthing infrastructure from damage when vessels berth alongside. The fender functions as a shock absorber by absorbing the energy of a vessel on the berthing facility. There are many service factors which must be taken into consideration when deciding on which type and size of fender is best suited for a given application. D-shaped bumpers are also used on the rear of trucks and trailers to protect the vehicle from damage when reversing into loading docks.