Edge trim is used to protect personnel, vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Applications include vehicle doors, truck cabs, machine guards, and equipment cabinets. To help the rubber seal absorb impact, edge trim can contain either wire cores or segmented steel cores. Rubber edging is designed to be pushed into place over a flange.
PVC edge trim is strong, lightweight, and abrasion-resistance. Yet polyvinyl chloride(PVC) may crack in the cold and fade in the sunlight. TPE edge trim combines the processing strengths of thermoplastics with the flexibility of thermoset rubbers. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are less likely to break in the cold but generally cost more than other rubber materials.
TPE’s advantages include flexibility, shock absorption, and weather resistance. Its disadvantages include relatively poor recovery when exposed to heat and compression. Choose TPE edge trim for applications that require recyclable materials, or that need fully non-metal parts. If you need TPE with added impact resistance, TPE edge trim is available with a solid interior plastic core instead of a steel wire.
Elasto Proxy is a rubber fabricator and distributor that provides manufacturers with low-to-medium volumes of edge trim made of PVC, TPE, and other materials. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer with over 30 years experience and offer a variety of value-added services.
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