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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Rubber Sheets for Flooring, Sealing, EMI Shielding, and Insulation

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    Rubber sheets aren’t only used for flooring. They’re also used for environmental sealing, EMI shielding, and sandwich-style insulation against heat, noise, and vibration. Choose standard sheet stock or specialty sheeting, and ask Elasto Proxy to use water jet cutting and laminating or adhesives to create your custom solution.

    Rubber sheets are used for sealing and insulation in industrial, commercial, and military applications. Many different types of rubber sheet stock are available, but an off-the-shelf product may not be right for your application. By working with a custom fabrication specialist, industrial buyers and designer engineers can source standard or specialty elastomers and then have rubber sheeting cut to size. Elastomeric sheets with laminates or adhesives already applied can also speed sheet installation. Continue reading

  • Foam Rubber Gaskets Aren’t Sponge Rubber Gaskets

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    Foam rubber is similar to sponge rubber, but that doesn’t mean foam rubber gaskets and sponge rubber gaskets are the same. Learn about the intricacies of compound selection, and what buyers and designers need to know about open-cell and closed-cell elastomers.

    Foam rubber can be soft like sponge rubber, but that doesn’t mean these two types of elastomers are the same. From chemical additives to curing systems, foam rubber is different than sponge rubber. For technical buyers and design engineers, understanding these differences is an important part of compound selection. Gasket designers also need to understand that there are differences between material types such as polyurethane foams and silicone foams, and that foam rubbers can come in multiple grades. Continue reading

  • Industrial Tubing for Low Compression Sealing and Shock Absorption

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    Industrial tubing that’s made of rubber or plastic provides low compression force sealing and shock absorption. So whether you’re thinking about replacing metal tubing, or wondering which type of rubber tubing or plastic tubing is right for your application, Elasto Proxy is ready to help.

    Industrial tubing is used in fluid transport, electrical sheathing, and structural applications. Metal tubes resist high temperatures and provide physical strength, but typically cost more than rubber or plastic tubes. Some metals are also subject to rust, corrosion and scaling – problems that can reduce flow rates and cause higher pressure drops. For industrial buyers and design engineers then, choosing the right type of industrial tubing begins with material selection. What type of tubes do you need for your application? Continue reading

  • Fluorosilicone Gaskets for Sealing and Insulation

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    Fluorosilicone gaskets combine the high and low temperature resistance of silicones with the fuel and oil resistance of fluorocarbons. Some fluorosilicone gasket materials also resist abrasion and provide EMI shielding. Is fluorosilicone the right rubber for your gasketing application?

    Fluorosilicones combine the temperature resistance of silicones with the fuel, oil, and solvent resistance of fluorocarbons. Applications for these extreme-environment elastomers include automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, and semiconductor manufacturing.

    For technical buyers and design engineers, however, choosing the right rubber can involve more than just specifying a temperature range, oil or fuel type, and industry. Is flurosilicone rubber right for your sealing and insulation application? If so, what type of fluorosilicone compound do you need? Some provide specialized properties that you might not expect.  Continue reading

  • How to Choose Rubber Edge Trim

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    Rubber edge trim protects metal surfaces and provides sealing and insulation. Learn how to choose edge trim for your application, and how durometer (hardness), core type, and elastomer type affect product selection. Then when you're ready, download the product catalog.

    Rubber edge trim is used to finish and protect exposed metal edges while providing sealing and insulation. Applications include car doors, truck cabs, machine guards, kitchen equipment, and other sheet metal surfaces. For technical buyers and design engineers, choosing the right edge trim means selecting the right rubber based on the application requirements. Buyers and designers also need to specify rubber edge trim with wire cores or segmented cores. Durometer, or the rubber’s hardness, is also important. Continue reading

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