Rubber moulded products in aviation

Rubber is a crucial component in aviation, including commercial and space flight. Rubber moulded products used in aviation include:

  • Interior and galley components
  • Protective boots and bellows
  • Isolators and bumpers
  • Grommets and gaskets
  • Seals and cover
  • Rubber moulded products have outstanding properties to make air and space travel safe. For example, silicone gaskets and grommets form airtight seals around the windows and doors to maintain the air pressure inside cabins during flight.

    Rubber products are becoming more popular for their durability and cost-effectiveness.

    Why rubber moulded products?

    The properties of different types of rubber make it the ideal material to use in harsh conditions.

    Neoprene, for example, has high resilience and a low compression set and offers reasonable oil, ozone, and water resistance.

    Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM has excellent weatherability properties and low gas permeability.

    Silicone boasts the most excellent total temperature range of elastomers.

    Some of the characteristics rubber moulded products require include:

    • A high endurance threshold under extreme stresses and temperatures
    • No requirement for lubrication between parts
    • Longevity with little if any maintenance·
    • Sound and shock absorption

    Applications of rubber moulded products for aerospace and aviation include::

    • Instrument panel seals and engine gaskets
    • LED lighting gaskets
    • Hatch seals and covers
    • Firewall seals
    • HVAC seals and gaskets
    • Vibration dampening
    • Thermal insulation
    • Vent ducts
    • Extruded tubing and seals
    • Vibration dampening

    Contact Specialized Mouldings for details

    Our rubber moulded products are created from different types of rubber to meet our customer’s needs and preferences. Specialized Mouldings South Africa manufactures custom rubber moulded components.

    We have the engineering depth and technical expertise combined with the latest technology to develop high-quality custom rubber moulding products. To discuss custom rubber moulding for your specific application, please contact a Specialized Mouldings South Africa representative today.