Architectural

Architectural Industry

Custom Rubber Extrusions for the Architectural Industry
 

ELBEX can offer high quality, custom rubber extrusions to the architectural industry. Our engineers will work with you to find the right solution for your project, and choose materials that meet regulatory standards and building codes.

Our rubber extrusions are most commonly used in the architectural industry as environmental barriers, to fill voids between two surfaces, and to ensure a proper fit. Architects and building engineers must choose the right materials to ensure lasting structural integrity. Our engineers can work with you to select the right materials in regards to your specific project. Contact us today to let us know what you need for your project!

Applications in Architecture

Our rubber extrusions play a vital role in the structural integrity of buildings and other structures. They are commonly used in architectural facades and fenestration systems to provide environmental barriers, vibration reduction, or additional support. 

  • Air and water barriers for windows and doors
  • Glazing system profiles used to seat and seal architectural facades and fenestration systems
  • Setting blocks

Glazing System Profiles

Product Description

Glazing systems profiles are used to seat and seal architectural facades and fenestration systems.  They can range from simple, rectangular setting blocks to complicated multi-purpose gaskets.  Common uses are environmental barriers, filling voids between two surfaces, and ensuring a proper fit.

Custom Design Avaliable

We take pride in our ability to deliver a custom manufactured product to meet your specification requirements. Based on our extensive capabilities, nearly any design can be met. Below are strictly a few examples of profile types that ELBEX has the capability to produce. For more information please reference our capabilities page.

NOTE: Because many of our orders are custom orders, we do not carry an inventory. Please call one of our Sales Representatives to inquire into the item you are interested in.

Extruded Rubber Gaskets and Seals

Gaskets and seals are very general terms for any type of profile that is intended to fill a gap or void and create a barrier.

Both gaskets and seals are commonly used for:

  • Water resistance
  • Air barriers
  • Tight seals
  • Vibration elimination
  • Securing components

Gaskets and seals are often lumped together into the same category because they both provide a strong sealing force, but their functions are slightly different. Seals are used to connect and seal two moving parts, while gaskets are commonly used as static seals between two flat surfaces set in place. Materials used for either product vary, but are often dictated by the specific application and corresponding environmental and chemical exposure.

Extruded rubber gaskets and seals from ELBEX provide superior stability and protection compared to other types of expansion joints because of our team that’s dedicated to quality through the entire extrusion manufacturing process.

Applications of Gaskets and Seals

Extruded rubber gaskets and seals are most commonly used in the following industries:

  • Automotive - Extruded rubber seals are commonly used between engine parts, pumps, and shafts that rotate while gaskets are used as static seals between two flat surfaces that do not move.
  • Plumbing - Rubber gaskets are often used in piping and plumbing applications to provide a strong, lasting, water-tight seal between two pipes.
  • Water Control - Similar to piping and plumbing applications but on a much larger scale, our gaskets and seals are common solutions in water control applications to provide water-tight seals.

Because of the versatility of our extruded rubber profiles, they can be used as a viable sealing solution in so many different industries and applications. Our design and engineering team can assist you in finding the right extrusion to meet your needs.

Please contact us to discuss your specific application needs.

Industries We Serve

Custom Extrusion Design and Value-Added Services

In addition to designing and engineering custom extrusions, we are able to provide many value-added services, such as in-house die tooling, on-site silicone mixing, and silicone color matching, as well as printing, cutting, splicing, and taping.

We take pride in our ability to deliver custom-manufactured gaskets and seals to meet your specification requirements. 

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Engineering Resources to Support Your Project

  • Custom Onsite Tooling - We meet our customers’ needs for unique custom extrusions with in-house, custom tool and die design services.
  • Technical Information - We offer several technical resources and PDFs to assist in the design of effective and efficient rubber extrusions.
  • Materials Selection - We can help control the cost of your product while achieving the proper performance levels with smart materials selection.
  • Design Assistance - Every application is unique and we stand ready to offer design assistance and even troubleshoot old problems.

Request a Quote

Interested in extruded rubber gaskets or seals from ELBEX? We’re happy to assist with your project. Submit an RFQ online now or contact us for more information.

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Silicone Sheeting

Product Description

There are many varied uses for Silicone Sheeting.  It is most commonly used as an air and water vapor barrier within architectural glazing systems.  It is one of the few items that may be available in stock for next day shipment.  Please call us to check availability.

Custom Design Avaliable

We take pride in our ability to deliver a custom manufactured product to meet your specification requirements. Based on our extensive capabilities, nearly any design can be met. Below are strictly a few examples of profile types that ELBEX has the capability to produce. For more information please reference our capabilities page. 

Standard translucent sheeting in various widths typically available for immediate shipment. For detailed pricing please see our silicone sheeting pricing page

NOTE: Because many of our orders are custom orders, we do not carry an inventory. Please call one of our Sales Representatives to inquire into the item you are interested in.

Bulb Seals for Maximum Sealing Power

Bulb Seals are designed to track into a channel and fill a void or gap, creating a seal. They consist of a mounting mechanism and a bulb section that does the actual sealing.

Depending on the intended application and surrounding conditions, many different materials can be used. But no matter the material, our manufacturing processes yield a strong, durable bulb seal that stays in place and delivers reliable sealing power.

Bulb Seal Applications

Bulb seals are most commonly used around doors, windows, and hatches to provide sealing and insulation. This gives them their alternate name, “trim seals.” They are also sometimes used in industrial mixing and processing applications in which water, dust, or extreme heat need to be sealed off and contained to a specific area or vessel.

  • Automotive - Vehicles are exposed to the elements, and bulb seals can be used to seal off key components to protect the interior.
  • Residential - Bulb seals are often used as weatherstripping around doors and windows.
  • Process Industries - The pharmaceutical and food processing industries often use bulb seals to seal the doors and hatches of industrial mixing and drying equipment.

Please contact us to discuss your specific application needs.

Custom Bulb Seal Design Available

We take pride in our ability to deliver a custom manufactured product to meet your specification requirements. Based on our extensive capabilities, nearly any design can be met.

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Value-Added Services Combined with Quality Extrusion Designs

In addition to the products above, we are able to provide many value-added services, such as in-house die tooling, on-site silicone mixing, and silicone color matching, as well as printing, cutting, splicing, and taping.

Learn More About ELBEX

Engineering Resources to Support Your Project

Custom Onsite Tooling - We meet our customers’ needs for unique custom extrusions with in-house, custom tool and die design services.

Technical Information - We offer several technical resources and  PDFs to assist in the design of effective and efficient rubber extrusions.

Materials Selection - We can help control the cost of your product while achieving the proper performance levels with smart materials selection.

Design Assistance - Every application is unique and we stand ready to offer design assistance and even troubleshoot old problems.

Extruded Rubber D-Sections

 

D-sections are used across many different industries and applications.  They are used to fill voids and gaps, create a seal between two different surfaces, and provide vibration and noise control. Common uses are as weather seals and window and door seals. They often have pressure sensitive adhesive on the bottom of the profile to keep them stationary within the application. 

Extruded rubber D-sections from ELBEX provide superior sealing and vibration and noise control because of our team that’s dedicated to quality through the entire extrusion manufacturing process.

D-Section Applications

D-sections are most commonly used around doors, windows, and hatches to provide sealing, insulation, and vibration control. These extrusions are found in a variety of different applications across industries due to their versatility:

All extrusions are available in continuous lengths and precise profile shapes, but can be cut to meet specific length requirements. Whatever your application, we can offer additional services such as vulcanized splicing, cutting, printing, and taping. 

Please contact us to discuss your specific application needs.

Custom D-Section Design Available

We take pride in our ability to deliver a custom manufactured product to meet your specification requirements. Based on our extensive capabilities, nearly any design can be met. Our extrusions are available in EPDM, Nitrile, Neoprene, Polyisoprene, Butyl, SBR, and Silicone, and we can help you select the right material for your application. 

See Capabilities

Value-Added Services Combined with Quality Extrusion Designs

In addition to the products above, we are able to provide many value-added services, such as in-house die tooling, on-site silicone mixing, and silicone color matching, as well as printing, cutting, splicing, and taping.

Learn More About ELBEX

Engineering Resources to Support Your Project

Custom Onsite Tooling - We meet our customers’ needs for unique custom extrusions with in-house, custom tool and die design services.

Technical Information - We offer several technical resources and PDFs to assist in the design of effective and efficient rubber extrusions.

Materials Selection - We can help control the cost of your product while achieving the proper performance levels with smart materials selection.

Design Assistance - Every application is unique and we stand ready to offer design assistance and even troubleshoot old problems.

Request a Quote

Interested in extruded rubber D-sections from ELBEX? We’re happy to assist with your project. Submit an RFQ online now.

Setting Block Profiles

Product Description

The primary purpose of a setting block is to position and seat separate materials.  They assist in dampening vibration and to minimize uneven surfaces.  They are very commonly used in glazing applications to set glass within an aluminum channel.  They range from very simple rectangular shapes to more complicated profiles that are designed to track into a channel.

Custom Design Avaliable

We take pride in our ability to deliver a custom manufactured product to meet your specification requirements. Based on our extensive capabilities, nearly any design can be met. Below are strictly a few examples of profile types that ELBEX has the capability to produce. For more information please reference our capabilities page.

NOTE: Because many of our orders are custom orders, we do not carry an inventory. Please call one of our Sales Representatives to inquire into the item you are interested in.