Construction & Materials

Seal Master seals are not simple rubber extrusions; they are custom built, fabric reinforced, and fully molded to fit your application. This ensures structural integrity for optimum performance.

Inflatable Seal Materials

Numerous combinations of fabric reinforcement and elastomers are utilized in Seal Master inflatable seal construction. These combinations are chosen in response to the geometric and environmental challenges of your application. You are not asked to specify materials to be used; this question is resolved through a collaborative effort between you and Seal Master engineers, as you define the performance parameters of your application.

Typical Elastomers Used in Inflatable Seals

Based on your environmental requirements, the best alternative elastomer will be selected.

Butyl
Chloroprene
Epichlorohydrin
Ethylene-Propylene
Fluorinated Hydrocarbon (Viton®)
Natural Rubber
Nitrile (Buna N)
Polyurethane
Silicone
Styrene-Butadiene (Buna S)

 

>>General Properties of Elastomers

Fabrics Used in Inflatable Seals

Durability and shape retention is provided by a variety of fabrics; inflatable seals are reinforced for maximum strength. Typical fabrics used to reinforce Seal Master® inflatable seals include:

Dacron
Kevlar®
Nomex®
Nylon

>>Fabric Performance Information