Over the years, ELBEX has served a variety of markets with custom rubber extrusions and profiles. One of the primary market segments we serve is the appliance sector. Here’s a closer look at what we do.
The nature of our extrusion solutions makes them ideal for the appliance sector. Our gaskets and seal profiles fit several purposes, such as providing water resistance. This helps keep water in or out — an important task for appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. Providing a reliable barrier is a key part of any extrusion solution.
Our gaskets and seals can also serve as an air barrier, eliminate vibration, help secure components, or fulfill other uses. Generally, our gaskets and seals are designed to fill gaps and voids and create barriers. The environment the application will be used in will dictate the materials that should be used.
Additional ELBEX profiles that are used for appliances include bulb seals and D-sections. Bulb seals track into a channel to fill voids and create a seal. D-section profiles are primarily used to create a seal between two different surfaces — such as in window and door seals. In these applications, a pressure sensitive adhesive keeps one side stationary. The other side can still move, but will create a seal when closed.
From fridge and oven air barriers to washing machine hoses, we can design rubber extrusions to fit a wide variety of needs for appliances. Contact us today so we can help you find the right solution for your product.