Our ability to bond rubber to metal and proprietary process utilizing rubber & fabric reinforcement provide an industry leading solution. Learn more about the benefits of bonded materials in the checklist below.
Today’s operating conditions are more extreme than ever before, demanding increasingly innovative custom sealing solutions. Rubber and urethane are incredible materials, but sometimes they need help getting the job done.
Our cutting-edge bonding process allows us to expand the capabilities of rubber and urethane sealing products without sacrificing their ability to conform and seal. By bonding these materials to metal, plastic or fabric, our engineers can design products with highly engineered characteristics that meet the needs of even the harshest conditions and most complex sealing applications.
From polymer-to-metal bonding to fabric reinforcement, our bonded custom sealing solutions lead the industry in strength and durability. Our success with bonded materials stems from the meticulous attention we give to surface preparation, material selection and mold design.
Utex uses bonded materials to create a wide range of products, from seals to rollers to dampeners. Benefits of bonded materials include:
Some applications require intricate custom sealing solutions. Using multiple materials, our engineers are able to design complex geometries that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive—or impossible.
By uniting two different materials, we can harness the best properties of both to meet the needs of nearly any application. For example, polymer-to-metal bonding combines dynamic sealing properties with incredible strength.
Using multiple materials means we don’t have to trade durability for flexibility. Bonded materials offer the ability to reinforce high-wear areas while maintaining the product’s ability to conform.
Fabric reinforcement fortifies rubber parts against harsh industrial conditions. Fabric reinforced materials are less susceptible to tearing, nibbling, and wear than similar homogenous products.
Rubber products can extrude under heavy stress. Fabric reinforcement enhances its ability to conform to the surrounding geometry without exhibiting extrusion in rigorous environments.
Utex is a leader in bonding rubber to metal because of the care given to metal surface preparation, material selection, and mold design. These issues are addressed carefully on each application. Once the molding is complete, the Utex quality assurance team scrutinizes parts. When inspecting a part, they maintain stringent standards for declaring an acceptable level of bonding.
Utex bonds hard rubber onto three feet in diameter street sweeper impellers allowing the brush to scrape the asphalt without damaging it. High durometer means the rubber will wear more slowly.
Perfluoroelastomer Bonding In 2007, Utex worked worth company X to develop a bonding system for bonding perfluoroelastomer to steel. “Perfluoro” is extremely difficult to bond because it is specifically designed to be chemically resistant. By finding the right chemistry of perfluoro and adhesive selection, Utex was able to successfully bond
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