Rubber edge trim covers exposed metal edges and seals gaps. Rubber trims also function as rubber gaskets or O-rings, sealing the edges of mated parts. Rubber trims are produced using various profiles and molded for a particular use. The profiles are designed, machined onto a die, and then mounted on an extrusion machine to produce the rubber product.Read More…
Rubber TrimRubber trim is a long, often thin variety of extruded rubber that is used in a wide range of applications. Rubber trim can serve both functional and decorative purposes in commercial, industrial and consumer contexts.
Founded in 1967, S & H Rubber, Inc. has become a large manufacturer of molded and extruded rubber products. Even with our rapid growth, we always focus on our customers’ satisfaction. We offer rubber extrusions such as rubber bushings and molded products to the aerospace industry and many others.
GSH Industries supplies rubber extrusions to a range of industries. We offer rubber in materials such as Neoprene, Viton®, Nitrile, Silicone & more. We have tooling ability to create intricate profiles ensuring rubber goods are of the highest quality.
Kismet Products provides custom extruded rubber, molded rubber, extruded rubber profiles, rubber bumpers, extruded rubber tubing and rubber grommets built to your specifications from concept to completion.
We got our beginning in 1954 and ever since then we have been manufacturing custom rubber extrusion solutions for customers around the world! We are a family and employee owned business dedicated to ensuring that our customers are receiving customer care that cannot be matched by the competition! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you!
The most common edge protection is a U-channel. A metal fastener or an adhesive is used to secure the edge of the part or substrate into the channel's open side. Some designs can secure the rubber trim in place without needing a permanent attachment by having protrusions or tongues along the interior of the channel.
Types of Rubber Trim
EPDM Edge Trim
EPDM edge trim is a synthetic rubber that withstands extreme temperatures and resists moisture. Products made of EPDM rubber are resistant to alkalis, acids, water, steam, and oxygenated solvents. Manufacturers should consider EDPM edge trim for machinery, outdoor use, and car door edges.
Silicone Edge Trim
Silicone edge trim is used in sanitary or hygienic products. Silicone remains stable over a wide range of temperatures. Therefore, silicone edge trim is ideal for medical and food processing products. When choosing a silicone edge trim, remember there are multiple silicones with differing properties. For example, some silicones cannot be recycled.
Chloroprene (Neoprene) Rubber (CR)
Neoprene is a chloroprene polymer created using emulsion polymerization. Neoprene can resist oxidation, ozone, and oil. However, neoprene operates poorly at low temperatures and is more expensive than natural rubber.
Polyisoprene Rubber (IR)
Polyisoprene rubber is made from isoprene monomers. Polyisoprene rubber is similar to natural rubbers found in plants. However, IR is chemically purer than natural rubber. IR’s may be more useful to manufacturers than natural rubber because it is created in a controlled setting.
TPE Edge Trim
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are rubber-like materials that combine thermoplastic strength with the flexibility of thermoset rubbers. TPE costs more than other rubbers.
TPE rubber edge trim is perfect for window trim since it's lightweight, comes in various colors, and is simple to install. In the Elasto Proxy inventory, many different TPE products are available. Although TPE has several benefits, purchasers and designers should be aware of how poorly it recovers from heat and compression.
Applications of Rubber Trim
Covering Metal Edges
Rubber trim can be applied to sheet metal to protect the edges of the material.
Rubber trim covers most of the metallic parts in car doors and handles. This protects the users from any risks of electrocution and an aesthetic finish.
Transportation and Shipment
Rubber trim can be used to protect equipment during its shipment by absorbing shock.
Choosing the Right Rubber Trim Manufacturer
To make sure you have the most productive outcome when purchasing rubber trim from a rubber trim manufacturer, it is important to compare at least 5 manufacturers using our rubber trim directory. Each rubber trim manufacturer has a business profile page that highlights their areas of experience and capabilities and a contact form to directly communicate with the manufacturer for more information or request a quote. Review each rubber trim company website using our patented website previewer to get an idea of what each company specializes in and then use our simple RFQ form to contact multiple rubber trim companies with the same message.
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