Rubber Seals and Gaskets Usage in Various Industries

Rubber seals and gaskets are widely used in many applications as a sealing solution providing sealing against water and other elements like the wind. These rubber seals used in various applications come in different shapes based on the applications. These shapes range from rubber u channel, rubber p channel seals, EPDM rubber seal, rubber d channel seal, rubber E channel, and rubber H channel, to name a few commonly used shapes. These rubber gaskets are also manufactured in a custom shape to meet the requirement and provide the best sealing for specific applications.

There is several thermoplastic rubber gasket manufacturer in the USA, but when it comes to manufacturing quality thermoplastic rubber seals and rubber gaskets, rubber u channel, rubber p channel, and custom rubber gaskets, as per your application requirement, then you must make sure to find the proper manufacturer and the right material that is best suitable for the application. Here in this blog, we will understand the usage, physical properties, and benefits of using thermoplastic rubber u channel and custom rubber gaskets or custom rubber part manufacturing.

Thermoplastic rubber gaskets and channels keep your window glass seal tight and prevent wind, bad weather, and water. It also provides better protection from dust, rust, and drafts. In this blog, we will discuss how you should select a rubber seal as per your application requirement. Each building is different and requires rubber seals that provide the best sealing. So sometimes it is necessary to use custom-made rubber seals and rubber u channel gaskets for effective sealing.

A company like SantopSeal Corporation offers the best quality standard rubber channels. It can manufacture custom rubber seals and gaskets in various shapes like U channel, P channel, and D channel gaskets. It can meet the unique needs of custom sealing and insulation solutions that can meet your specific requirement.

Rubber Channel Requirements and Specifications

The success of your application depends on the application requirement; for example, is your application require flexible or rigid rubber, does it require soft or hard rubber(Hardness shore of rubber), and does it need to be water and chemical-resistant? What are the minimum and maximum temperatures? Rubber sealing has a wide range of applications ranging from door and window of buildings, in the military,  in automotive vehicles, or even the mass transit industry as in container door seals.

Verify the minimum curve radius needed in the corners when analyzing your application necessities. Otherwise, problems may arise if the window rubber is too soft in a close-fitting radius. Channel weight, physical sizes, compound assortment, and hardness are also vital to consider. Weight and dimensions may vary based on the application and type of rubber seal used. Durometer, a measure of hardness, typically ranges from 50 to 80 Shore A durometer for rubber window channels.

Type of Rubber Channel as per the Application

SantopSeal Corporation offers a range of thermoplastic and TPE rubber gaskets at the best price in the USA. Here is the type of rubber channels you should know as per your application requirements:

  • Locking Channel gaskets
  • Self-Locking Channels
  • Glazing Channel seals
  • C-Channel seals and gasket
  • U Channel rubber gasket
  • P channel gasket
  • D channel rubber seal
  • Custom rubber seals based on the customer drawings

Let’s take a quick look at some of the rubber channel types. As their name proposes, locking channels are designed to lock into position during fitting. These two-piece rubber gaskets use a lock strip or insert key. Self-locking channels do not have a strip or key and are one-piece rubber gaskets. Glazing channels also hold window glass in place and are easy to install using hand tools and lubrication. Rubber U-channels are shaped like the letters U, respectively, and can be installed on an assembly line or in the field.

Advantages of using rubber gaskets made from Thermoplastic rubber Santoprene TPE,

  • Excellent oil and chemical resistance
  • Great sealing properties
  • Highly durable and fatigue resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Superior weather and shock protection
  • Excellent Aging characteristics
  • Constant service temperature ranges from -60° C to + 135° C (-81° F to +275° F) with no cracking or tackiness
  • Also available in the UV-resistant, Flame retardant, FDA-approved, and Medical grade
  • Durometer hardness ranges from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A

Being a custom thermoplastic rubber seals and gasket manufacturer, we at SantopSeal, produce custom extruded profiles, seals, and gaskets in the form of U-Channel section extrusion. TPE and Santoprene TPV is a high-quality rubber compound that creates a long-lasting performing product. Our custom rubber profile extrusions for seals and gaskets are durable, weather-resistant, and have exquisite chemical stability. We also manufacture all these rubber gaskets and seals from various materials such as Santoprene TPV, Sarlink TPV, Geolast TPV, TPE – Thermoplastic elastomer, Elastron TPE, TPV, SEBS, AuroraFlex TPE, Hytrel, Nitrile or Buna-N (NBR), Viton® (Fluorocarbon) or FKM, EPDM, Neoprene, and Silicone.

At SantopSeal, we can provide the following services,

  • Custom profile Extrusion according to customer requirement
  • Continuous or cut to length
  • Vulcanized splicing
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives application
  • Heat Activated Adhesives application
  • Custom Packaging according to customer requirement
  • Private labeling

The team at SantopSeal is experienced and has well-versed industry knowledge about the application of these products. We can develop thermoplastic rubber extruded seals and gaskets in various shapes and sizes, including P-channel, custom rubber extrusion, D-channel, E-channel, and U-channel rubber gaskets. Our in-house tooling & mixing allows us to make the product before the deadline and lead the market on time. Santoprene TPE U-Channel rubber seals are made according to your requirement, the quantity you need, and from various durometer material hardness.