Molded Seals for Military

Kirkhill’s molded rubber capability includes compression, transfer and injection molding. In addition, depending on part tolerances and other criteria, many rubber compounds can be used as an alternative or in combination with Kirkhill’s various manufacturing techniques. As an example, a molded part with a hollow bulb could be extruded and spliced rather than completely molded for a better performing end product or to make it less expensive to produce. Kirkhill’s sales and engineering staff are available to discuss your custom molded rubber requirements early in your design cycle to determine the best process or processes, which will result in products that meet your specification, cost targets and most importantly, needs.

Kirkhill’s molded rubber capability includes:

Compression molding

  • The original and most cost effective method of molding rubber
  • Used for very large parts, dual durometers with fabric inserts and sponge components

Transfer molding

  • Best for medium to high volume requirements
  • Allows for manufacture of thicker parts
  • High and low durometer

Injection molding

  • Best for high volume requirements

Custom sponge rubber molding

  • Open cell sponge
  • Materials may be specified in custom colors
  • Cell sizes and firmness may be specified to your requirements
  • Temperature tolerances from -140F to +2000F
  • EPDM, natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile, silicone and SBR are material options available for all sealing, gasketing, insulating, vibration clamping and sound isolation needs.