EPDM integral gasket and spine designed for vehicle doors

9th August 2019
Posted By : Anna Flockett
EPDM integral gasket and spine designed for vehicle doors

A spring steel spine on a P section gasket is a simple, effective way to provide an excellent gasket function for enclosure and vehicle doors. To date this has been achieved with an EPDM bubble sealing profile attached to a PVC spring carrier, however now EMKA have developed an integral section which combines both in one EPDM moulding.

This integration provides many advantages – EPDM is itself a more dynamic material than PVC making it easier to fit while conforming to door contours and providing good temperature, UV and ozone resistance in service. At the same time, a unified moulding shows a cost benefit to installers, plus it is less hazardous in fire situations.

New integral EPDM gasket is available ex-stock from the EMKA Coventry sales warehouse where custom sections can also be discussed.

As a specialist hardware company EMKA are pleased to carry extensive stock of standard gasket profiles for enclosures, cabinets, vehicles, HVAC and similar. These extruded sections provide a simple and effective means of sealing to common IP ratings such as IP44, IP55, IP65, IP66 protecting against ingress of dust or liquids when installed face-to-face between a door and cabinet frame. Other sections install edge-to-face and yet others seal inspection windows or provide a wiping action. Paint protection and compensation of varying gap thicknesses are further important uses for gasket sections.

Profiles in EPDM, neoprene, PVC, black nitrate and natural rubber cover traditional expanded closed cell (self-adhesive) foam, through wiping blade and bubble or P type sections, with self-grip (clip-on), channel fixing and window type (with expansion insert), to more complex multi-functional and custom designs perhaps with fillers or flocked weather strips and supported sections with internal or flange structural support.


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