Delta Rubber provides a range of die-cut gasket products made from various materials for several operations, applications, and sectors.
Rubber gaskets are vital in thousands of machines and appliances used in your daily life to create barriers between two objects, limit noise and vibration, and prevent gas or liquid from leaking. In addition, rubber gaskets also offer protection from outside elements like moisture and dust.
It is a very versatile rubber product essential in thousands of applications. As a result, rubber gaskets are manufactured in different shapes and sizes.
Rubber compound considerations
Each rubber compound has different physical characteristics like durometer and tensile strength. Durometer is the hardness or resistance to the complete indentation. A product with a lower durometer gives more impression, making it less dense and more supple.
On the other hand, tensile strength refers to the maximum stress the rubber can sustain when stretched or pulled.
Most common rubber compounds used for gaskets
Neoprene is an all-purpose polymer, and these gaskets offer moderate resistance to petroleum products and good resistance to ozone and weathering.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) offers excellent resistance to weathering, ozone, and UV rays. In addition, it can withstand an extensive range of temperatures, so these rubber gaskets are often used in outdoor applications.
Nitrile is one of the most widely used materials because these rubber gaskets are highly resistant to petroleum products and animal fats. However, they are not as well-suited for ozone and weathering applications. Therefore, these rubber gaskets are preferred for automotive applications.
Silicone is also frequently used in the automotive industry. It is very resistant to oxygen, ozone, and ultraviolet light. In addition, it’s ideal for extreme temperature applications.
Rubber gasket fabrication
Delta Rubber uses a die-cutting machine that punches a specific shape out of the sheet material when creating rubber gaskets. Each unique die is designed according to the engineer’s drawing, usually informed by the client’s needs.
Most common rubber gasket applications
These are some of the typical and unexpected applications of rubber gaskets.
- Rubber and polymer Mixing plant.
- Air conditioning units
- Aircraft cabin
- Ammunition boxes
- Bathroom faucets
- Car bumpers
- Coffee Makers
- Combustion chambers in cars
- Hose ends
- Machine assembly lines
- Oil pan gasket for cars
- Plumbing pipes
- Spacecraft window seals
- Toilet chambers
- Transmission system
- Vacuum chambers
- Washing Machines
Contact Delta Rubber for details
If you need reliable rubber manufacturers that specialise in rubber gaskets for various industries, contact the team at Delta Rubber today.