• Metal Bonded Rubber Parts
  • Fabric Bonded Rubber Parts
  • Plastic Bonded Rubber parts
  • PTFE Bonded Rubber parts
  • Adhesive Tape Rubber Bonding
  • Composite Bonding

    Metal Bonded Rubber Parts

    Moving from homogeneous rubber products, Western Rubbers now offers an extensive range of metal bonded parts. This essentially means getting the best of two worlds; rubber and metal. To achieve a successful bond, detailed attention has to be given to the tooling design, surface preparation processes, primer selection and curing configuration i.e. temperature, pressure and duration.This process is ideal for manufacturing engineering components and parts like valves assemblies, rollers, and shafts as well as certain critical parts used in the rail and transport industry.By perfectly molding the metal component with rubber or carefully encapsulating it inside the rubber part, various components can be fused into one part rather than having two or three separate components. This not only offers cost benefits, avoids fitment problems and reduces part assembly time, but also provides highly superiors technical solutions in fields where rubber parts alone are not sufficient.

    Plastic Bonded Rubber parts

    Western Rubbers has developed adhesive solutions for adhering plastic and rubber surfaces.
    With years of R&D, our in-house chemists have carefully developed compounds to withstand coefficients of thermal expansion, pressure differentials, chemical reactive components or wear/abrasion. Elastomers such as Nitrile, Silicone, SBR, EPDM and FKM can bond well to plastics including ABS, acrylics, polyester, nylon, PPO, polyethylene and fiberglass.
    A very critical stage in this process is to ensure proper pre-surface treatment. This will in ensure optimization of cohesive strength properties and effective performance.Selection of the perfect adhesive bonding primer guarantees bond strength.

    PTFE Bonded Rubber parts

    PTFE, commonly known by the trade name Teflon®, is highly chemically inert and hence is very difficult to bond as it is “non-stick” by nature. Successfully bonding PTFE and rubber has been an accomplishment in the history of Western Rubbers. Quite frequently rubber seals need to be in contact with moving surfaces to perform their sealing function effectively. But in doing so a lot of friction is created, in turn resulting in wear and tear of the rubber seal. This problem however, has been resolved by combining rubber and PTFE. This bond has been successful in offering an effective and low friction seal. Further PTFE comes with its extremely unique properties of high temperature and harsh chemical resistance. Hence, it can be bonded perfectly at the tip of seals, thereby avoiding damages caused on account of overheating.

    Silicone, with its unique properties makes a great sealant in keeping water and other solvents out in extreme temperatures. However, the problem arises when Silicone has to be backed with an adhesive tape. It tends to repel the adhesive unless primed. Western Rubbers however, has developed methods for adhering adhesive tapes to all Silicone and other rubber profiles.

    Adhesive Tape Rubber Bonding

    Silicone, with its unique properties makes a great sealant in keeping water and other solvents out in extreme temperatures. However, the problem arises when Silicone has to be backed with an adhesive tape. It tends to repel the adhesive unless primed. Western Rubbers however, has developed methods for adhering adhesive tapes to all Silicone and other rubber profiles.

    Composite Bonding

    With upcoming innovations, research, and developments by chemists, today Western Rubbers can successfully create chemical bonds rubber and just about any substrate, using the appropriate preparation process, bonding agents, primers and tool design. Western Rubbers’ composite bonded parts have more than two materials bonded together into a single part. These materials include rubber, plastic metal, fiber glass, etc. These composite material bonds have found wide application in sectors across the globe. We can provide the ideal combinations of flexibility, strength, sealing and resistance. Materials are taken beyond their standard abilities, so that the performance of the composite bonded part is far greater than the sum of the individual parts.

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