What Is a Seal Made of?

Our customers are often so impressed with the versatile uses of our custom designed rubber seals that they want to know more about the process that goes into making them.  Our inflatable seals are fabric reinforced for increased durability, meaning that they can stand up to the test of time and are completely custom. In order to achieve this level of customization we use a mix of different materials to ensure the perfect shape, texture, and temperature performance based on our customers specifications. 

Rubber Seals

The primary material we use in projects is rubber. Part of the reason why is that rubber has many different families or types that can be used in a variety of different applications. A versatile material means a versatile result, and that can often be the most important factor in building custom engineered inflatable seals. For example, the EPDM material we use is completely FDA compliant for use in the pharmaceutical and medical industries–so different types of rubber can be used for everything from handling large quantities of pills, other bulk materials, and even mixing vats. 

Silicone and Custom Compounds

For some of our most ambitious and important projects, like nuclear applications, we use silicone, but like with all of our projects, a seal master engineer works closely with the client to determine the specific parameters needed for the project. When a project calls for specific materials that need increased durability or to meet enhanced temperature constraints, we create custom compounds from Chloroprene, Butyl, Polyurethane, and more. But no matter the base material used, all of our seals are reinforced by a variety of fabrics that ensure strength and durability. 

Whatever your project calls for, and whatever material your Seal Master engineer decides will work best, you can still be sure that your rubber product solution has been engineered to customly fit your needs.