Elastomer Moldings and Molders

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial elastomer molding manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source elastomer molding manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These elastomer molding companies can design, engineer and manufacture elastomer molding to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these elastomer molding manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of elmastomer molding, rubber moldings, edpm silicone rubber.

  • Santa Fe Springs, CA 562-941-4800

    For precision molded parts, turn to RD Rubber Technology. We specialize in products for high technology companies such as health care, aerospace, and electronics. Our top of the line solutions are designed with you in mind and we can accurately manufacture these items to adhere to your specifications. Give us a call today!

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  • Chicago, IL 800-782-7776

    Accurate Products will satisfy your exact specifications for custom die cut parts of various materials, including sheet rubber, open & closed cell sponge, silicone, polyurethane foam, cork, felt, fibre, electrical grade paper, FDA & MIL spec materials. For superior die cut seals, gaskets, bumper pads, barriers, packing, diaphragms & more, trust our short lead time, great-priced service!

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  • Trenton, NJ 609-394-5245

    Turn to Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. for outstanding elastomer molding. Our company has a wide range of experiences and we work hard to bring our customers the very best. We aim to exceed all of your expectations and you will not be upset with the products you receive. You can count on Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. to manufacture top of the line rubber solutions.

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  • Stuart, FL 772-286-9278

    Britech is a manufacturer and supplier of custom extrusions of many different elastomers. We offer rigid and flexible materials, as well as different colors and textures. We have the custom extrusion capabilities to meet any requirement using various elastomers. Browse a full list of options on our website or call us to get started today!

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  • Carson City, NV 800-733-2648

    REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development is your complete source for rubber molding, molded rubber products, molded rubber parts and goods, and compression molded rubber. We also offer just-in-time delivery and boast strict adherence to meeting deadlines. We are a family-owned, US-based manufacturing company with over 60 years of experience.

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  • Canonsburg, PA 866-672-8100

    Our team of experts have experience working with a multitude of elastomers, and we have been innovating and meeting customer demands since our founding in 1997. Available materials include neoprene, viton, and nitrile. We've got the elastomer that will meet your specifications. Contact us today!

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  • Trevose, PA 215-355-3440

    Mason Rubber is a full-service organization assisting in the designing or reverse engineering of custom product to fulfill your production requirements. Injection, transfer and compression molding processes are used to manufacture product using a full range of elastomers. We specialize in bonding rubber to metal.

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  • Rootstown, OH 330-325-1821

    Our seasoned teams are here to assist you with your rubber molding needs. The methodology of our company has saved money for our customers and we are continuously searching for the most cost effective processes. We promise to supply you with consistent and extremely long-lasting rubber products. These items are resistant to various types of conditions. Please visit our website to learn more information!

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  • Akron, OH 877-771-6766

    With over 30 years of experience in the rubber molding industry, we remain committed to offering the best of our time and energy to all customers no matter how large or small. We believe in providing our customers with the tools they need to succeed. Learn more about what we can do for you on our website today!

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  • Tinley Park, IL 800-662-1009

    Aero Rubber is an ISO 9001:2015-registered, world-class manufacturer of molded rubber products, custom molded rubber and molded rubber goods. Since 1973, Aero has developed the personnel, facilities, materials and rubber molding processes required to recognize and meet your industrial rubber needs. Call Aero Rubber today to learn more about our rubber molding services.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI 616-538-4970

    Kent Rubber Supply excels at finding solutions for difficult applications or meeting tough deadlines. We specializing in small to large production runs of molded rubber parts. In turn, we offer our customers ultimate flexibility when it comes to a wide choice in shapes, sizes, and wall thicknesses in materials such as PVC and urethane. Our rubber molding services are available both domestic and offshore.

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Elastomer Molding

The term elastomer, which comes from “elastic polymer,” refers to those polymers that are just that–elastic. In addition to being elastic, elastomers exhibit high levels of viscosity. Putting these two qualities together, it can also be said that elastomers have viscoelasticity. Often, the term elastomer is also used interchangeably with “rubber,” though they are not necessarily the same. Elastomers may be synthetically created or naturally derived. Whether, however, elastomers are synthetic or naturally derived, to convert them into usable products, manufacturers must engage in a process known as elastomer molding. Elastomer molding, or thermoplastic elastomer molding, yields high performance, top quality products, decreased waste and increased cycle times. Molded elastomer products also tend to be durable, corrosion resistant and water resistant. Industries that use them include, among others: sports and recreation, electrical engineering, transportation and automotive manufacturing, footwear and healthcare.

Elastomer molding may be accomplished using one of a few processes, including compression molding and injection molding. In compression molding, manufacturers place a (usually) preheated piece of raw material in an open, heated mold cavity. Once the material is inside, the mold is closed from the top by a plug, top force or hydraulic arm, which then continues to apply pressure. The combination of pressure and heat cause the raw material to spread evenly, take the shape of the mold and cure. This method is used to create a great many elastomer products, from ultra-large basic shapes to rain boots. More commonly, elastomer molding is performed via the injection molding process, which is fastest and most economical method. During this process, a collection of elastomers is heated, melted and injected into a preheated metal mold cavity. Inside the cavity, the material conforms to its shape, which represents the desired shape of the finished product, after which it is allowed to cool and harden. Other less frequently employed elastomer molding methods include extrusion and blow molding.

There are two different types of elastomers that may undergo elastomer molding. They are thermoset elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers. Most elastomers are thermoset, which are plastic polymers that require vulcanization, or curing, to become strong and durable. In this case, the process of vulcanization is performed in one of two ways: either, one, through the introduction of high heat or radiation and high pressure, or, two, through the mixing of the polymer with a crosslinking agent/catalyst at an ambient temperature. The density of said crosslink depends on the pre-polymer mix or monomer that is used and the way in which the crosslinking is set up. Typical pre-polymer mixes and monomers that are used in this process include: epoxy, vinyl esters, acrylic resins, polyesters, furan resins, phenolic resins, amino resins and polyurethanes. Thermoset elastomers are soft, rubbery and springy, but, usually, once they are cured, they cannot be melted or reshaped. Products commonly formed fully or in part through thermoset elastomer molding include: fishing lures and jigs, figurines, printed circuit boards, mold runners, car parts, cements, adhesives, coatings, insulating foams, mattresses, flooring, synthetic fibers and more. The other group of elastomers that may be molded, thermoplastic elastomers, or TPE, contain materials that exhibit both elastomer and thermoplastic behaviors. Behaviors of the former include elasticity and viscosity, while behaviors of the latter include pliability and/or moldability above a certain temperature, and hardness once cooled. TPEs are used to fabricate products like snowmobile tracks (which require the abrasion resistance and stiffness they supply), glass-run weatherstripping car profiles, dynamic weatherstripping car profiles, suspension bushings, the soles of shoes, catheters of varying hardnesses and a variety of medical devices. They may also be used for electrical wire insulation, for HVAC applications, as electrical cable jackets and adhesives.

The possibilities that elastomer molding holds for manufacturers and end-users are nearly endless. With both the properties of plastic and rubber, elastomer products are superior to the vast majority of their peers. They are strong, elastic, water resistant, corrosion resistant and recyclable. In addition, the processes used to create them create very little waste, consume little energy and are economical and easy to carry out. To find out what exactly elastomer molding services can do to increase the quality and lifespan of your applications, we recommend contacting one or more of the highly qualified manufacturers listed on our website.

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