Rubber Bonded Parts
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Rubber Bonded Parts
Rubber Bonded Parts are a preferred over virgin rubber products in many applications. In today’s era of complex machines and processes, sometimes one material is not enough to fulfil all the needs of industry. Therefore, rubber has to be bonded with metals, engineering plastics, wood, fabric, etc. to meet the required application demands in terms of strength, flexibility, hardness, pressure or temperature resistance.
Why Choose Western Rubbers’ for Rubber Bonded Parts
We use latest technology for rubber mixing, adhesive chemistry and bonding process
Expert team of chemical engineers
We design our own methods for bonding on substrates
In-depth analysis on the materials
We perform an in-depth analysis on the materials to recommend the preferred chemistry for bonding
We perform our own preparation in terms of chemical etching and blasting before performing the bonding process
Years of R&D with extensive data to back all our findings
Our Range of Rubber Bonded Parts
Metal Bonded Parts
Moving from homogeneous rubber products, Western Rubbers now offers an extensive range of metal bonded parts. 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 essentially means getting the best of two worlds; rubber and metal. They are 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. This not only reduces costs, fitment problems and part assembly time, but also provides highly superior technical solutions in fields where rubber parts alone are not sufficient.
Fabric Bonded Parts
Western Rubbers has engineered techniques to bond rubber with a variety of fabrics. This reinforcement enhances strength, flexibility and pressure/temperature resistance of the bonded part. Fabric reinforcement is mostly seen in pump and valve diaphragms and in inflatable seals. The functioning and application of the seal is carefully studied by our engineers, who then guide the client in the selection of the appropriate fabric.
Common fabrics used at Western Rubbers include:
- Dacron ®
- Nomex ®
- Kevlar ®
Plastic Bonded 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. Selection of the perfect adhesive bonding primer guarantees bond strength.
PTFE Bonded 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. 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.
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.
With upcoming innovations, research, and developments by chemists, today Western Rubbers can successfully create chemical bonds with rubber and just about any substrate. Western Rubbers’ composite bonded parts have more than two materials bonded together into a single part. These materials include rubber, plastic metal, fiberglass, 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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