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Rubber Strip Applications

Rubber Strip

Rubber Strip - applications and rubber materials available

Choosing Rubber Strip

Our rubber strip has a range of applications for many projects including specialist seals and installations where technical requirements demand British Standards quality or exacting tolerances. Given the selection of materials to choose from we recommend contacting us to ensure your project is successful.

Where to buy Rubber Strip online

We have endeavoured to develop an always in stock range of rubber strip available to buy online 24 hours a day 7 days a week, available in over 15 rubber materials at https://shop.deltarubber.co.uk/rubber-strip.html. Standard rubber strip options include solid or sponge,  with or without adhesive backing.  This includes Neoprene, EPDM, Silicone and Nitrile rubber strip. Our more specialist rubber strips include Viton, BS476 expanded PVC Nitrile rubber strip, HT800 Silicone rubber, and flame retardant MF775 rubber strip.

Specialist Rubber Strip

Whilst online options accommodate the majority of projects, we manufacture from more unusual rubber strip materials in custom sizes at our manufacturing facility in Christchurch, Dorset. Please contact us with your requirements by email or telephone, and a member of our expert team will be happy to assist.

For more information on our online range of rubber strip visit https://shop.deltarubber.co.uk/rubber-strip.html or visit our rubber materials section on this website deltarubber.co.uk/rubber-material-types to view common rubber properties.

Contact Delta Rubber Limited

Contact Delta Rubber Limited for assistance with your energy project. From rubber components for EV Charging Points to specialist gasket manufacturing for hi-end Wind Turbines, we have the experience and commitment to make your project a success.

CALL: 01425 278011

EMAIL: deltasales@deltarubber.co.uk

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Rubber Gasket Manufacturing Demystified

Custom rubber gasket manufacturer

Rubber Gaskets - applications and our process

What are Rubber Gaskets?

Rubber Gaskets are a fundamental component among many sectors, used primarily for sealing microscopic gaps between two surfaces or joints, they have outstanding anti-vibration and mounting capabilities and will dynamically eliminate the risks of liquid or gas leaks.

What industries use Gaskets?

Due to their versatility, Gaskets are used for a range of applications throughout a vast range of industries including:
–        Automotive
–        Aerospace
–        Energy
–        Construction
–        Engineering
–        Marine

Which materials can Gaskets be manufactured from?

Gaskets are manufactured to standard specifications or bespoke sizes which we can manufacture from your choice of materials, depending on the requirements of the application. At Delta Rubber Limited we manufacture and supply gaskets in a range of rubber, paper and CNAF materials including:
–        Neoprene
–        EPDM
–        Nitrile
–        Silicone
–        Viton
–        CNAF C4324
–        Klinger Statite

You can browse our stock gasket material range here.

How are Gaskets manufactured?

Depending on the size, complexity, or material of a gasket, we utilise a number of different professional production techniques to precision cut high tolerance gaskets, from our manufacturing facility at Christchurch in Dorset. We continually invest into the latest cutting-edge tech, allowing us to offer a superior manufacturing service using machinery such as Digital CNC cutting, Hydraulic punching and Waterjet cutting. To learn more about our custom gasket manufacturing capabilities click here.

How can I order a bespoke Gasket?

Our sister website, Gaskets Direct, has completely revolutionised the way you can order bespoke gaskets online. In 4 simple steps you can design your custom gasket, receive an instant quotation, and buy securely through our easy-to-use online store. Click here to take advantage of our dynamic new service. Alternatively, please contact us for assistance with your project including advice on material suitability, production saving techniques and industry expertise.

Contact Delta Rubber Limited

Contact Delta Rubber Limited for assistance with your energy project. From rubber components for EV Charging Points to specialist gasket manufacturing for hi-end Wind Turbines, we have the experience and commitment to make your project a success.

CALL: 01425 278011

EMAIL: deltasales@deltarubber.co.uk

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Electrical Safety Matting Overview

Electrical safety mat

Electrical Safety Matting - how to use it and where.

How does Electrical Safety Matting work?

The rubber used to manufacture electrical safety matting is a natural dielectric material, with a molecular structure that inhibits the flow of electric charge and prevents the free flow of electrons. This outstanding electrical resistance property is what makes the rubber the ideal insulator.

Which industries use Electrical Safety Matting?

Electrical safety mats are used amongst a selection of professional industries to ensure safety during a range of processes. These industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Green Energy
  • Automotive
  • Large scale electrical works
  • Small scale electrical works

Where should you use Electrical Safety Matting?

We recommend our clients use electrical safety matting in any area where a health and safety inspection identifies risk of electric shock. Some of the most popular applications of electrical matting include:

  • Electrical Switchboards
  • Power Transmission Rooms
  • Power Plants
  • Lift Control Gear Rooms
  • Machine Control Gear
  • Portable Protection for Engineers

How do you maximise safety when using Shock Resistant Safety Matting?

Before utilising it is vital you select the correct class and voltage resistance to suit your application. If you are unsure on the matting you require, please visit https://www.deltarubber.co.uk/electrical-safety-matting or contact one of our expert team members for assistance.

We recommend when using electrical matting you wear electrically insulated gloves and make use of an operator stand on top of the mat, this enhances the protection of direct shock through the operator’s body.

What are the sizes of Electrical Safety Mats?

We stock and sell a comprehensive range of electrical safety mats to suit various voltage requirements and applications.  As standard we sell matting in 3 widths: 914mm (3ft), 1000mm, 1220mm (4ft) and in any lengths from a metre to a full 10 metre roll.

We have the in-house capability to precision cut your matting to bespoke sizes if required, please contact our team for more information.

Where can I buy Electrical Safety Matting?

You can buy our stamped, non-slip surface electrical safety matting securely through our online store, available with fast nationwide delivery and competitive pricing. Please visit https://shop.deltarubber.co.uk/electrical-safety-matting.html

Contact Delta Rubber Limited

Contact Delta Rubber Limited for assistance with your energy project. From rubber components for EV Charging Points to specialist gasket manufacturing for hi-end Wind Turbines, we have the experience and commitment to make your project a success.

CALL: 01425 278011

EMAIL: deltasales@deltarubber.co.uk

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Partners to the Automotive Industry

Rubber components for prestige automotive

Rubber component manufacturer and supplier for the automotive industry

The prestige automotive industry is continually evolving and relies heavily on a dynamic and innovative approach to projects. As both car enthusiasts and rubber industry specialists, at Delta Rubber Limited we enjoy working with partners in the automotive industry, providing rubber solutions to a number of technical projects.

Rubber specialists for automotive

Rubber component manufacturing for a range of Green Energy projects and products

Rubber supply and rubber manufacturing from custom rubber components for engines to specialist rubber materials creates opportunity and challenges in equal measure, both of which we embrace. Our experience over the last decade and beyond, have helped us to gain valuable knowledge and discover the key needs of businesses within this industry. This has resulted in us forming long term partnerships with a vast range of organisations, where we fulfil long term production supply requirements and strive to provide an unmatched level of service.

We have many Prestige Automotive components available off-the-shelf, and produce custom made to order products too including custom rubber components for engines such as High Performance Seals, Specialist Tolerance Tubing and Complex Gaskets. Contact one of our team members on 01425 278011 to find out how we can assist with your next automotive project or click here to learn more about our work within the industry

Contact Delta Rubber Limited

Contact Delta Rubber Limited for assistance with your energy project. From rubber components for EV Charging Points to specialist gasket manufacturing for hi-end Wind Turbines, we have the experience and commitment to make your project a success.

CALL: 01425 278011

EMAIL: deltasales@deltarubber.co.uk

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Green Energy Rubber Components

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Green Energy solutions manufactured to client specifications for a range of applications

Given the importance of sustainability in today’s world, we believe it’s vital we play our part in making the world a greener place. Our mission is to work alongside renewable and green energy organisations, providing rubber products designed to aid and support their ongoing and impressive environmental efforts.

EV charging point manufacture

Rubber component manufacturing for a range of Green Energy projects and products

We take pride in developing, manufacturing, and supplying components for our partners within the green energy sector and will continue to work hard to ensure their projects remain successful. From components for high-end wind turbine generators to specialist EV chargers, innovative electric taxis to green recycling centres, we have experience providing solutions to a vast range of sustainable industry projects.

We are continually engaging with new clients looking for opportunities to protect our planet, so if your green energy or sustainability project requires a rubber component supplier, contact one of our team members on 01425 278011 or visit our contact us page to view our details and tap into our industry leading, expert advice on rubber materials for any project.

Contact Delta Rubber Limited

Contact Delta Rubber Limited for assistance with your energy project. From rubber components for EV Charging Points to specialist gasket manufacturing for hi-end Wind Turbines, we have the experience and commitment to make your project a success.

CALL: 01425 278011

EMAIL: deltasales@deltarubber.co.uk

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What is Polyurethane Rubber

Polyurethane Rubber

Polyurethane holds mechanical properties that give it the strength of rigid plastic combined with the elasticity of rubber

Polyurethane rubber is an elastomeric material made from polymers which has been adapted to produce a broad spectrum of products. Polyurethane holds mechanical properties that give it the strength of rigid plastic combined with the elasticity of rubber. Consequently, being an elastomer it has two main traits – elasticity and resiliency. In addition, Polyurethane Rubber is known for;

• Water, oil and grease resistant
• Strong bonding properties
• Electrical resistance
• High resiliency for wear/tear
• Moderate temperature resistance
• Impact absorption
• Good recovery when compressed

Where is it Used?

Due to its high resistance to abrasion and tears, it can be found in a number of products, from gaskets to paint rollers to gel pads. Due to its anti-vibration properties it is also commonly used in automotive, plant & machinery and other transportation sectors. It is also a popular material of choice for numerous parts such as gaskets, tubing, sheet, belts and hoses – all frequently used in automotive.

The low weight of elastomers and their machinability, also make Polyurethane rubber a great choice for dozens of applications in building and construction.

Are there any limits to Polyurethane Rubber?

Being a composite material, it is more costly than other alternative materials

Need any material advice or assistance?

Here at Delta Rubber, we are able to supply numerous products using a large variety of different grades of Polyurethane Rubber, including sheet, our online shop to buy Polyurethane Sheet direct, seals and gaskets.

Please contact us for our expert advice on materials for any project.

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What is Silicone Sponge

Silicone Sponge Rubber

Silicone Sponge is a closed cell elastomeric material which is expanded at the time it is heat cured

Silicone Sponge Rubber is a closed cell elastomeric material which is expanded at the time it is heat cured. This expansion process creates the closed cell sponge structure. In addition it is low toxicity and CFC free which makes it an environmentally friendly material.

It is very versatile due to its many desirable properties;

  • Low water absorption (<1%)
  • Excellent Ozone and UV resistance
  • Temperature tolerances -60c -230C
  • Excellent compression properties
  • Good thermal, acoustic and electrical insulator

 

Where can it be Used?

Silicone Sponge is often used with applications needing to seal against heat transfer or water in the form of either gaskets or seals. Its ozone and UV resistance along with waterproofing means it is perfect for use in many outdoor applications such as in the marine environment. It is also used for cushioning and vibration insulation, such as in aerospace and other transportation industries, where sound insulation is needed. Other more everyday applications include in lighting fittings, oven seals, and cooker hob seals. In addition, its sealant properties often mean that Silicone Sponge is the material of choice in the automotive sector.

 

Are there any limits to using Silicone Sponge Rubber?

Silicone Sponge is highly inert and does not react well with some chemicals and oil. It is also relatively weak and will tear easily.

 

Fun Fact! 

Silicone Sponge is usually white, as opposed to black which is so commonly associated with rubber products. However, it can also be found in rusty red/red oxide colour or blue.

 

Need any material advice or assistance?

Here at Delta Rubber, we are able to supply numerous products using a large variety of different grades of Silicone Sponge Rubber, including sheet, strip, seals and gaskets.

Please contact us for our expert advice on materials for any project.

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What is Nitrile Bonded Cork

Nitrile Bonded Cork

Nitrile Bonded Cork - cork granules bonded together using Nitrile rubber to give resilience and flexibility

Nitrile Bonded Cork is made from cork granules which are then bonded together using Nitrile rubber, which creates a brown material with black pigments of rubber. Mixing these two materials produces an economical material which has the resilience and flexibility of rubber combined with the compressibility of cork. In addition it has;

  • Good resistance to oil and other fuels
  • Temperature resistance -20C to +120C

 

Where can it be Used?

With the properties outlined above, Nitrile Bonded Cork is understandably an excellent material for multi purpose gaskets and other sealing solutions. It is also often found in anti-vibration settings, roller coverings, valve covers, electrical transformers and general seals, in numerous automotive and other general engineering applications. It may also be used in construction and plant & machinery environments, where anti vibration insulation and expansion joints/building spacers are needed.

 

Are there any limits to using Nitrile Bonded Cork?

This material should not be used where weather resistance is needed, and it has limited high temperature resistance.

 

Fun Fact! 

Cork is harvested from the Cork Tree, found in the Mediterranean and is combinable with many different rubber-based products. As well as Nitrile, there are several other rubber materials which can be combined to produce rubber compounds, including Neoprene cork, Silicone cork and moulded cork. Each display different attributes and qualities to suit varying application requirements.

 

Need any material advice or assistance?

Here at Delta Rubber, we are able to supply numerous products using a large variety of different grades of Nitrile Bonded Cork, including sheet, strip, seals and gaskets.

Please contact us for our expert advice on materials for any project.

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What is Viton Rubber

Viton Rubber Sheet Tubing

Viton is a high performance fluoroelastomer subcategorised into four grades; A, B, F and specialty types.

Viton Rubber is a high performance fluoroelastomer which was created in 1957. Viton is a synthetic rubber which can be subcategorised into four grades; A, B, F and specialty types. The different grades have varying fluorine content – the higher the fluorine level the greater the chemical resistance. The main advantages and properties of Viton Rubber are;

  • Outstanding resistance to broad range of fluids including aggressive fuels and chemicals
  • Heat resistant from -25C to 275C
  • Durability and hard wearing
  • High performance and good resistance to compression
  • Weather resistant

 

Where is Viton Rubber Used?

Due to its broad range of chemical resistance, Viton provides the best fluid resistance of any commercial rubber and so it is used frequently in automotive and aerospace for a variety of products including O rings and sealsgaskets, sheet, hosing and tubing. In addition, its high temperature tolerances lends itself to commonly being the material of choice in the energy sector, specifically the oil and gas industries as well as more generic industrial settings.

 

Are there any limits to using Viton?

Whilst it heat resistance is high, Viton is less tolerant to extreme cold temperatures below -20C, so other materials might be a better alternative in colder environments. We offer expert advice on rubber types and product suitability, please contact us for assistance with your project.

It is also one of the more costly rubber materials available.

 

Fun Fact! 

It is often very difficult to tell which material many rubber products are made out of at first glance, as they are nearly always black. However one way of telling if a gasket, seal or O ring is made of Viton rubber – they are normally green in colour or black with a green mark on the outer edge.

 

Need any material advice or assistance?

Here at Delta Rubber, we are able to supply numerous products using a large variety of different grades of Viton rubber, including rubber sheet and roll, rubber strip, seals and gaskets.

Please contact us for our expert advice on materials for any project.

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What is Neoprene Rubber

Neoprene Rubber

Neoprene also known as polychloroprene, was the first synthetic rubber invented by DuPont in the 1930s, as an oil resistant alternative to natural rubber

Neoprene Rubber is also known as polychloroprene, and was the first synthetic rubber invented by DuPont in the 1930s, as an oil resistant alternative to natural rubber. It is composed of polymerized chloroprene (carbon, hydrogen and chlorine polymers) which gives it a large number of desirable properties:

  • Extremely tough – it is abrasion and tear proof
  • Heat (-35C- 125C), chemical and oil resistant
  • Excellent elastic metal bonding ability
  • Adhesive and resistant to solvents
  • Weather/ozone and water resistant

 

Where is Neoprene Rubber Used?

As Neoprene has so many varying attributes and qualities, it is a very frequently used material in a whole range of industries. Neoprene Rubber’s chemical inertness makes it extremely valuable for many industrial applications including corrosion resistant coating. It is also commonly used for sealing gaskets. In addition it is often the material of choice in electrical applications as an insulator.

As it is also abrasion, tear and oil/solvent resistant, Neoprene Rubber is commonly used in the Automotive industry (window/door seals, belts, shock absorber seals) and its flexibility and durability also makes it a popular material in the medical arena.

Lastly its weathering and heat resistance qualities mean it is frequently used in the marine environment as well as construction (window seals, gaskets, washers, pads, O rings and Extrusions).

 

Are there any limits to Neoprene?

Neoprene has few practical limitations as it displays so many varied properties. It is higher in price than many other general purpose synthetic rubbers, but often its enhanced performance in many areas such as weathering resistance, oil/chemical resistance and durability make it a cost effective proposition for industry. Another slight downside is that Neoprene is not resistant to oxidizing acids and some other chemicals.

 

Fun Fact!

Neoprene is often the material of choice used in spacesuits and can also be found in many clothing items because of its flexibility and resilience. It is often a regular material in contemporary fashion with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen using it in their collections.

 

Need any material advice or assistance?

Here at Delta Rubber, we are able to supply numerous products using a large variety of different grades of Neoprene rubber, including rubber sheet and roll, rubber strip, seals and gaskets.

Please contact us for our expert advice on materials for any project.

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