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Custom Rubber Extrusions for the Construction Industry
 

Construction engineer on project site

ELBEX can offer high quality, custom rubber extrusions to the construction industry to help maintain structural integrity. 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 construction industry as environmental barriers, to fill voids between two surfaces, and to ensure a proper fit. 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 Construction

Our rubber extrusions play a vital role in the structural integrity of buildings and other structures. Our products can be manufactured to withstand extreme environments that buildings are subject to, including direct sunlight and dramatic changes in temperature that can cause expansion and contraction.

  • Weatherstripping
  • Glazing
  • Edge trim
  • Door and window seals
  • Expansion joints

Extruded Rubber Expansion Joints

Expansion joints are used in a variety of applications, but are most commonly used in industrial piping systems or in situations where there’s a need to reduce movement and vibration—any time there is concern of structural damage due to the expansion or contraction of those surfaces.

Extruded rubber expansion joints 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.

Expansion Joint Applications

Extruded rubber expansion joints are most commonly used in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing - The most common application of expansion joints is in industrial piping systems where they’re used as a transition between two surfaces. They are also often used as outgassing expansion joints in clean room ductwork.
  • Construction - Expansion joints are also referred to as movement joints because of their ability to keep structures held in place. They are commonly used in architecture and construction to relieve stress on building materials caused by natural expansion and contraction or by seismic activity.

Because of the versatility of our extruded rubber profiles, they can be used as a viable 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.

Custom Expansion Joint 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 movement joints 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 expansion joints 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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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. 

See Capabilities

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.

RFQ

Pipe Ramp / Seal Profiles

Product Description

Pipe ramps are primarily used to protect exposed pipes from damage during construction.  There are often temporary pipes on the ground throughout the worksite.  They help to prevent damage due to traffic of heavy machinery and construction equipment.  Pipe Seals are used to prevent leakage in existing and new pipe systems.  The can be used in pipes made of precast concrete, PVC, steel, and many other materials.

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.

 

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.

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. 

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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.

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.

U-Channel Profiles

Product Description

U-Shaped profiles are generally used to fit within a channel and serve as an edge guard to a mating piece.  Their main purpose is to create a secure fit, eliminate vibration, and eliminate movement.  Depending on application and exposure to conditions, they can be manufactured from a variety of material.

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.