Industrial Highlight: The Mass Transit Industry

Rubber extrusions play a vital role in many industries — and chief among these is the mass transit industry. Whether traveling by train or bus, high-quality rubber extrusions play several important roles. Here is a closer look at some of the applications for rubber extrusions in the mass transit industry.


Improve Passenger Comfort

The first primary use of rubber extrusions in mass transit is to improve passenger comfort. Door and window seals fill voids between two surfaces, helping to keep out weather and water. Gaskets and cushioning for other components can also help reduce vibrations for a smoother, more comfortable ride. Such extrusions must use the proper materials to withstand the environmental hazards that mass transit vehicles often experience.



Rubber extrusions can also enhance the safety and performance of mass transit vehicles. By reducing vibration and securing components, rubber extrusions reduce wear and tear on crucial parts. This can help prevent maintenance and repair problems, including issues that could compromise the safety of a mass transit vehicle. Rubber bumpers are another example of a safety-focused extrusion, helping protect trucks and trailers from impact damage when backing into a loading dock.


No matter what kind of rubber extrusions you need for your mass transit application, you can count on Elbex to deliver high-quality work. With over 30 years in business, our team’s extensive knowledge in producing both custom and standard extrusions ensures lasting quality for your project needs.