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Steam degrades rubber seals, want to find out how we can help you in this area……………..  visit our Steam Resistant Silicone Rubber Page

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Steam Resistant Rubber

Steam Resistant Silicone Rubber

One of the applications where rubber seals or tubes are often required is where steam is present, often at high temperatures and pressures. Most rubbers do not cope well with Steam and degrade quickly, Silicone Rubber is no exception.

Steam Resistant Silicone Rubber has been specifically developed with resistance to steam and will last considerably longer and perform better than other grades of Silicone Rubber.

Adpol manufactures extrusions, mouldings, gaskets, seals and punched parts from a specialist steam resistant compound. We are able to vary the hardness and colour to suit your specific needs.

A new extrusion die and sample can cost as little as £175.00 and take from 2 weeks with order volumes from 20 – 20,000 metres being catered for thereafter.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote or to discuss your technical requirements. We are a family run business passionate about looking after our customers and building solid long lasting relationships.

IP Rated Rubber Seals

IP Rated Rubber Seals

Adpol works with designers and engineers to develop and manufacture IP Rated seals as unique each application we come across even for the harshest of environments.

Often working with the unit that needs a seal from past experience and many samples we can quickly establish the best profile to use, and then with some subtle tweaks to size and rubber hardness (and indeed other properties) the desired result can be achieved.

Seals produced by Adpol have helped many leading manufacturers achieve the IP rating they require. With custom blends these seals can also be food and medical grade, anti static, chemical, fuel and steam resistant, able to withstand -100 to + 300 degrees C, flame retardant, and extremely high tear strength.

To start working with us simply pick up the phone or drop us an e mail, we are here and are happy to help.

Laboratory Tubing

Laboratory Grade Rubber Tubing

Laboratory tubing can be manufactured in many different materials, Silicone Rubber being one of the most popular. The specific grade and hardness selected will be driven by what the tube is doing, and what it is transporting.

Common applications are waste disposal of product, in which case a general purpose silicone with Medical/food and drink certification would do. Anything else largely depends on what the tube needs to transport, and advice from compatibility tables should be sought to ensure the most suitable material is selected.

Viton or Fluorosilicone would be required where chemical resistance is needed, where steam is present a steam resistant grade of silicone should be sought, and if temperatures fall outside of -40 to + 160 degrees C specialist grades should be used.

Tubing can be used in fluid transfer or Peristaltic Pump activity. Whatever the need Adpol has the capability and expertise to help you find a solution, often manufactured in house.

Rubber Coated Sponge

Rubber Coated Sponge Extrusions

Adpol has developed a new manufacturing technique which allows us to extrude a thin skin of Silicone Rubber over sponge.

This allows many of the specialist performances properties of Silicone to be combined with the soft compressible nature of Sponge which can be hugely beneficial when you need the compressibility of sponge and the resistance of specialist Silicone grades for certain applications.

For example, Chemically Resistant Fluorosilicone, Conductive Carbon loaded Silicone, Steam resistant Silicone, Metal Detectable Food Grade Silicone, Extreme high or low temperature Silicone and anti bacterial Silicone.

Imagine an extrusion with these properties, that can be cut and joined into O Ring or picture frame gaskets, and give the compressibility, flexibility and weight saving of sponge. Well we can now help you with this.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements, we are here and very happy to assist.

Silicone Tubing

Silicone Tubing

Adpol has many years experience of manufacturing Silicone Tubing on site in our Worthing plant . This can be supplied in a vast range of colours and many specialist grades including Metal Detectable, Steam Resistant, Carbon Conductive, Platinum Cured Silicone Rubber and Fluorosilicone .

There are no tooling charges for tubing, and we aim to respond to all equiries within 24 hrs.

Our general purpose grades of Silicone Rubber are available in shore hardnesses ranging from 30 to 90 shore A, with a standard temperature range of -60 to +200°C. Specialist grades are available that provide higher tear strength, higher or lower temperature limits and improved compression set characteristics. Full details are available in our brochure or in our materials section.

Silicone  Tubing sizes start from 0.3mm id x 0.3mm wall up to 100mm od and can be supplied from quantities of 50 metres up to many Kilometres. Silicone Tubing can be supplied cut into spacers or washers, joined into O Rings,  labeled and on reels if required.

Please contact us now to get a quotation If you do not know what material you require please give us as much information as possible and we can suggest a suitable grade.

Specialist rubber compounds are available to meet the following standards

FDA, WRAS, BFR, and WRC Food and drink Regulations
BS6853 EN 45545 Part 2, NF F 16.101 for rail and mass transit
ULV94 V0 & HB Flame Retardant

JAR25.853(b) ABD0031 Aircraft Interior Use

USP Class VI Biocompatability

Laboratory Tubing

Peristaltic Pump Tubing

Adpol has many years experience extruding Peristaltic Pump Tubing in a range of materials including Platinum Cured Silicone RubberViton, Steam Resistant Silicone Rubber, and Fluorosilicone.

We have worked with compounders to develop bespoke compounds specifically engineered to work in Peristaltic Pumps, with Food, drink and Medical approvals.

There are no tooling charges for tubing, and we aim to respond to all inquiries within 24 hrs, offering good value and  excellent technical support.

Peristaltic Pump Tubing sizes start from 0.3mm id x 0.3mm wall  and can be supplied from quantities of 50 metres up to many Kilometres. Tubing can be supplied labeled and on reels if required.

Your Peristaltic Pump Tubing can be supplied in cut lengths or solid/tinted colours.

Please contact us now to get a quotation If you do not know what material you require please give us as much information as possible and we can suggest a suitable grade.

Steam Resistant Rubber

Autoclave Door Seals

Adpol has been manufacturing Autoclave Door Seals for many decades. We are used to working with customers to match samples, drawings or help with a sealing solutions on new or existing products. From drawing to production of a profile typically takes 2- 3 weeks and will cost around £200 for a die and first off sample.

Autoclave Door Seals can be supplied as straightforward extrusion, press joined O Ring gaskets, or mitre cut square or retangular gaskets. They can also be moulded or cut from flat sheet in a wide range of materials.

Our  general purpose silicone rubber compounds will cope with temperatures up to 200°C, and we also have silicone rubber grades which are rated up to 300°C  In addition to these we can also offer a steam resistant grade  for use in steam autoclave applications.

Adpol have the flexibility to tailor the rubber hardness and colour of your Autoclave Door seals to meet your current, or future requirements, and our grades meet most food and water standards across a wide range of countries with certification available upon request.

To find out more or get a quote please contact us by phone or e mail, or drop in and see us we are always happy to help, and put customer service right at the front of what we stand for.


Platinum Cured Silicone Rubber Tubing

Silicone Rubber Tubing

Adpol has many years experience of manufacturing Silicone Rubber Tubing on site in our Worthing plant . This can be supplied in a vast range of colours and many specialist grades including Metal Detectable, Steam Resistant, Carbon Conductive, Platinum Cured Silicone Rubber and Fluorosilicone .

There are no tooling charges for Silicone Rubber  Tubing, and we aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hrs.

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UK Based Rubber Manufacturers

UK Based Silicone Rubber Manufacturers

Adpol  Silicone Rubber Manufacturer have over 40 years experience in producing custom Silicone Rubber Extrusions, Silicone Rubber Cord, Silicone Rubber Tubing, gaskets and seals.

As UK based Silicone Rubber Manufacturers, Adpol are involved in all aspects of the manufacturing process, from blending the raw Silicone Rubber compound to the correct material grade, hardness and colour for the customer, through the extrusion, cutting and joining and hand finishing of gaskets right up to the final quality check and dispatch of goods with full traceability and certification where required.

Adpol works with many specialist grades of polymer such as Fluorosilicone, Viton, EPDM, Nitrile, Platinum Cured silicone rubber, Carbon Conductive, Steam Resistant, Metal Detectable and extreme high or low temperature grades.

We regularly work with customers designers or engineers to modify and mix blends to produce exactly what they need to meet the most demanding or specialist requirements.

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