Made-to-measure gaskets: rubber and
When it comes to ensuring an optimal seal, made-to-measure gaskets play a crucial role. In an increasingly competitive market, ensuring the full efficiency and reliability of machines and equipment plays a crucial role in corporate reputation.
At GB, we have been dealing in high-quality made-to-measure rubber and thermoplastic seals for a wide range of industries for 40 years. But what makes a quality made-to-measure gasket and what does the production process entail?
Let’s start at the beginning: project feasibility study and material selection.
At GB, we create gaskets based on drawings provided by our clients and, on request, we can also design the part directly. The feasibility study regarding the project and the selection of suitable materials to realise it are crucial steps in the workflow and are expertly managed by the technicians in our team.
Every made-to-measure seal, whether rubber or thermoplastic, entails a number of technical requirements to be met. Our aim is to achieve a high-performance result and, to do this, it is essential to identify the most suitable mix of materials, which are calibrated in order to produce the perfect formula for each individual production.
During this step, in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of each raw material is indispensable. Let’s look at some of the most important ones.
Resistance to extreme temperatures: an essential feature
When it comes to industrial applications requiring made-to-measure seals, resistance to high and low temperatures is often a key requirement. This is why, at GB, we provide our clients with material combinations that offer optimal elastic behaviour over a wide temperature range. In this regard, we pay particular attention to:
- elastic response
- resistance to elongation
- resistance to tearing
Chemical and oil resistance for reliable performance
Different chemicals and oils can pose a challenge for industrial seals. Applications involving contact with specific chemicals, lubricants, hydrocarbons or oils require even higher levels of expertise. The risk is that if an incorrect material mix is used, not only is the made-to-measure gasket at risk, but also the entire system in which it is positioned.
Resistance to abrasion: guaranteed durability
In some industries – above all the automotive industry – abrasion is an unavoidable factor that can compromise the performance of gaskets over time. Here the aim of the custom project is to select a combination of materials that ensures structural integrity even under conditions of intense wear.
Gaskets for food contact: compliance with MOCA regulations
In the food industry, safety and regulatory compliance are paramount. At GB, we offer rubber gaskets specially designed for food contact, in compliance with the strict guidelines of the MOCA regulation. These gaskets are made from high-quality, non-toxic, tasteless and odourless raw materials to ensure no contamination or undesirable reactions when in contact with food.
Quality of materials is our priority
When it comes to rubber and thermoplastics for made-to-measure gaskets, quality is of the utmost importance. This is why we not only offer guaranteed and tested materials, but also collaborate with Research & Development laboratories to allow our clients to formulate the most suitable materials for their needs from the ground up.
By designing a tailor-made rubber or thermoplastic compound with us, you can be sure that all technical product requirements are met.
GB for rubber made-to-measure gaskets
When it comes to made-to-measure industrial rubber and thermoplastic gaskets, GB has all the necessary experience. The quality of our products is guaranteed by IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certification. A technological and constantly evolving machine inventory combined with a structured Quality Control System ensure high-performance, durable and reliable made-to-measure seals.
Do you want to find out more about our products, processes or materials? Contact us: we are on hand to help you find the right solution for your industrial applications.