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Rubber molded products

and precision components

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Rubber Grommets

Grommets are useful in electronic applications when a wire or tube needs to pass through metal or another material that may cause damage. Grommets are usually used to cover the rough edges of a hole in a metal plate to protect whatever is passing through it. They are very commonly used to protect or cover cables or wires from sharp corners or edges. Grommets manufactured at Western Rubbers guarantee precision, performance and safety.

Product Overview

  • Tear Resistant
  • High and Low Temperature Resistant
  • Can be manufactured in round, rectangular, triangular or any other custom shape.
  • Corrosive resistance (Phosphoric, Hydrochloric and Sulphuric acid)
  • Weather resistance against negative effects of UV & Ozone

Elastomers Used for Manufacturing Rubber Grommets

Silicone

One of the most versatile synthetic rubbers. Can resist a very wide range of temperatures from -50 to 300 degree celsius.

EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber has excellent weather, heat, and ozone resistance due to saturated polymer chain.

FKM -Viton®

Also known as FKM or Fluoroelastomer, it is known to have excellent chemical resistance in comparison to all materials.

Buna-Nitrile

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber known for its swell resistance use in alcohol, petrochemical and other derived fluids.

Neoprene (Chloroprene)

Also known as Chloroprene rubber & has chlorine in its polymer chain. Due to this it is naturally fire retardant.

Natural Rubber

The only available natural rubber sourced from rubber trees, it has one of the best physical properties amongst all elastomers.

Points to be Considered when Choosing a Custom Grommet

Determining the application of a grommet

The application of the grommet can vary from edge protection in a metallic through hole to control against vibration or in weather protection for wires.

Determining the Size

The exact size needs to be decided based on the metal frame thickness and the diameter of through hole around which a grommet has to be installed.

Material

The correct rubber needs to be decided based on the application. Example, if the application is in areas of elevated temperatures, then appropriate elastomers need to be selected for durability of the product.

Applications

Western Rubbers manufactures rubber grommets that are used
in a wide range of industries and applications.

  • General Applications
    Covering through holes in the curtain, back drops, shoes, corsets, draping, stage curtains. They are also known as eyelets in the clothing industry.
  • Electrical Application
    Electrical wire lines, computer cables, server room inlet outlets, electrical wire carrying current, telephone lines, fax modem lines, printer wire, USB cables line, HDMI line, household appliances.
  • Machinery and Equipments
    Boats, drilling machine, electrical screwdrivers, industrial mixers, cars, lifting crane remote controls.

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