Qualiform P Profile Rubber Seals
Are you searching for rubber extrusion profiles that provide reliable sealing and impact resistance? A P profile rubber seal may be the perfect solution depending on your needs. At Qualiform, we manufacture a full range of rubber extrusion profiles for several industries and several applications. You can rely on us to develop rubber profiles that are tailored to the specific quality, material, and performance requirements of your project.
A popular sealing solution for numerous applications. You may see P profile extrusions referred to as P seals, rubber beading profiles, tadpole seals, piping extrusions, and P profile rubber draught seals. P profile extrusions often come in EPDM, silicone, or thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Depending on your application, Qualiform can custom manufacture either solid or hollow P profile seals with the ideal compounds and dimensions.
However, every rubber extrusion profile has its own unique set of uses and benefits. Keep reading below to find out more about whether a P profile rubber seal is the right choice for your next project.
What are P Profile Rubber Seals?
A P profile rubber seal is one of many versatile extrusion profiles that offer effective sealing and various resistance properties. These products are most often manufactured with EPDM molding, neoprene, and TPE rubber compounds due to their superior flexibility and tear and impact resistance. As a result, they can withstand repetitive use during high-impact applications and intense environments.
Applications for a P profile rubber seal include edge protection, door seals, and decorative trim. Most notably, P profile rubber seals protect the edges of glass and sheet metal, protecting them from drops and impacts. More importantly, they protect anyone carrying the glass or metal from potential injuries from the sharp edges. This particular rubber profile does very well when used to produce automotive rubber seals to prevent moisture and heat leaks through the car door or window.
These profiles are incredibly easy to install. Their unique “P” shape does not require any adhesive for application, so you can simply slide the P profile over the edge you are trying to protect or seal. This makes them easy to reuse for different tasks or projects. P profile rubber seals are most often used as both metal and glass seals.
The unique design of a P profile rubber seal or extrusion allows them to latch onto window and door panels without any adhesives or fasteners. This makes installation and removal of these specific rubber beading profiles easy as ever. Qualiform is proud of its ability to custom design P profile extrusions with a variety of in-demand rubber compounds, offering superior performance for your project needs.
Standard Rubber Compounds for P Profile Rubber Seals
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a uniquely versatile, lightweight synthetic rubber that can be found in all types of extruded rubber profiles. The closed-cell nature of the compound makes it an ideal rubber sealing material. EPDM rubber is exceptionally resistant to weathering, making it applicable in a wide range of environments. In fact, it can even repel several corrosive chemicals.
However, this rubber compound is not an ideal choice in environments where it can come into contact with oils, gases, and fuels, or in food-based applications, other rubber compounds are a better choice in these scenarios.
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
Thermoplastic elastomers are a class of copolymers manufactured with rubber and plastic polymers, so it combines advantages from both materials. In fact, its plastic element makes it much more recyclable than other rubber extrusion compounds.
The central benefit of utilizing TPE for rubber P Profiles is its flexibility. This rubber material can be stretched to twice its initial length and return to its original shape once released. As a result, they are an ideal choice for sealing and decorative trim.
Neoprene, also commonly known as Polychloroprene (CR), is a rubber compound that offers a wide range of resistances. It outperforms other compounds in terms of abrasion resistance, protection from oil, petroleum, UV, ozone, fire, and various abrasive chemicals. In fact, you can find neoprene in products like automotive fan belts that are exposed to high temperatures, high impacts, and abrasions on a frequent basis. Neoprene molding is the perfect choice for edging and outdoor sealing for a P profile rubber seal.
Which Compound is Best for Producing a P Profile Rubber Seal?
Choosing between rubber compounds for your P profile rubber seals can be a complicated process. Consideration includes factors such as the application environment, resistances, flexibility, temperature exposure, and many more.
EPDM may seem like an obvious choice due to its adaptability and various resistances. However, if your application involves oils and gases, your product won’t perform as needed, and it could cost your team time and money.
If you are looking for a P profile rubber seal or other extruded rubber profiles, consider consulting with a reputable rubber processing company. Here at Qualiform, our technical staff is equipped to answer your questions and offer professional material recommendations according to your specific application environment.
Why Choose Qualiform Rubber Molding?
If you have been searching for a custom rubber extrusions provider, you’re no strangers to claims that various manufacturers offer the best products on the market. However, Qualiform Rubber Molding distinguishes itself from the competition with full certification to ISO 9001:2015. We are an experienced manufacturer of reliable rubber products for a wide range of industries. Whether you work in agriculture or aerospace, we can develop the right rubber component solutions for your project.
From the early design phases to final production, we will work by your side to ensure your rubber extrusion profiles are tailored to your needs. Once we have a full understanding of your industry and application, we can adapt our rubber extrusion process to create the ideal product and satisfy all your performance requirements.
As a leading provider of P profile rubber seals and other rubber extrusions, we prioritize quality, precision, and consistency along with attentive customer service for every project. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility operates on a 3-shift/24-hour schedule, allowing us to easily work within your schedule while offering quick lead times, competitive pricing, and on-time delivery.
Contact Qualiform today to learn more about our P profile rubber seals and other rubber products or other custom rubber parts and molding services. We’re ready to start planning your next project!