Material Grades

Conductive Silicone Rubber

Conductive Silicone Rubber

Adpol’s AP701/2 grade is a good quality and well proven semi conductive carbon loaded grade of Silicone Rubber used extensively in EMC or static  shielding  and sealing applications.

We can extrude this compound as tube, cord, complex hollow and solid profiles to customers design and supply these as cut lengths, cut and joined into O Rings, or square gaskets.

A new die and sample typically costs £225.00 and takes 2 – 3 weeks

We can also extrude this as sheet which can be converted into flat cut gaskets, either through punching or water jet cutting with or without adhesive backing.

We can also offer a UL94HB certified  grade if required.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements or get a quotation.

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Steam Resistant Silicone 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.

Thermally Conductive Silicone Rubber

Thermally Conductive Silicone Rubber

Adpol can mould and extrude in a  grade of thermally conductive Silicone rubber which offers performance approaching copper loaded silicones, but at a fraction of the price.

Our 60 Shore A, AP33517 grade of thermally conductive Silicone rubber  is ceramic loaded and gives a thermal conductivity value of 1.13W/(mk) compared to standard Silicone 0.24. We have successfully extruded small profiles and tubing in this compound and would be happy to look at your custom projects in this grade.

We will also be able to cut and join thermally conductive Silicone rubber profiles and tube in this compound into O Ring or Letter Box gaskets.

This compound can be extruded into P tapes, D Profiles, e profiles and adhesive backed if required, but please be aware the  compound MOQ is 100kg.

Traditionally metal loaded compounds have been the best solution when looking for thermally conductive polymers. But these can be very expensive and restrictive in terms of the hardness’s available, thermally conductive Silicone rubber offers a fresh approach to this area.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for quotations or technical advice if you think there is a new or existing project we can help you with.

Flame Retardant Silicone Rubber

Adpol’s 40 years of experience manufacturing products for the aerospace industry means that we have a great deal of experience with Flame Retardant Silicone Rubber Compounds.

Silicone naturally is self extinguishing, and most of our general purpose grades meet UL94HB. But in certain specialist applications such as aerospace, rail and other mass transit even higher standards of self extinguishing and low smoke emissions are required from Flame Retardant Silicone Rubber.

Adpol manufactures in a number of Flame Retardant Silicone Rubber grades that meet UL94V0, ABD0031 and BS6853 and the halogen, toxicity and smoke emissions standards of the vast majority of airlines and train mass transit operators across the world. These compounds are available in a range of hardness’s and can be colour matched to your project requirement. We operate to the AS9100 quality systems and traceability levels required for products in these specialist sectors.

Adpol extrudes custom Flame Retardant Silicone Rubber seals that are often used as door, seat or bulkhead seals, either supplied as extruded profiles ( P tapes, D Profiles, e profiles , fabricated complete Silicone Rubber Gaskets, Silicone Rubber Sheeting and Strip, gaskets punched from sheet, or moulded silicone rubber parts, and adhesive backed if required

From drawing to sample for testing generally only takes a 2 – 3 weeks and costs £175 – £250

If you need any technical advice with a new or existing project, or would like a quotation please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Food Grade Silicone Rubber

Food Grade Silicone Rubber

Adpol extrudes, moulds, fabricates and supplies stamped gaskets from food grade Silicone Rubber.

Our compounds meet FDA, WRAS, BFR, and WRC regulations and we can provide certification with orders to demonstrate this. Compounds also go as far to meet USP Class VI which is a medical standard.

Available in custom colours and shapes please contact us to discuss your project or requirements and we will be very happy to assist.

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Fluorosilicone Rubber

Fluorosilicone Rubber

Adpol manufactures Fluorosilicone Rubber extrusions, tubing, punched gaskets and moulded parts.

Fluorosilicone Rubber (or FVMQ) offers excellent resistance to chemicals, fuel, oil and acid resistance and is the ideal choice in extreme operating environments. Our  Fluorosilicone Rubber compound is available in a 60 Shore A hardness, with an operating temperature range of between – 60 and + 225 degrees Centigrade. Adpol can also manufacture in a 50% blend, to reduce costs which is quite suitable in some applications.

Adpol can manufacture Fluorosilicone Rubber products  in a wide range of colours and to meet customer requirements from drawings or samples, simply get in touch to discuss your requirements and let us offer you advice, and a quotation if needed.

Short runs (from 50m) at sensible MOQ prices to many kilometres on reels are all available, along with high quality standards from an established and approved life science supplier, good service and high levels of customer support.

Please contact us for a quotation, to discuss your requirements or place an order.

High Temperature Silicone Rubber

High Temperature Silicone Rubber

Adpol extrudes and moulds products in an extreme  High Temperature Silicone Rubber  grade that is rated up to a maximum operating temperature of 300°C. This is available in a range of hardnesses from 30 to 80 shore A, and can be pigmented to almost any colour you could require.

Adpol can extrude High Temperature Silicone Rubber into Silicone Rubber tube and cord, Silcone Rubber Extrusions or Silicone Rubber Sheet and from this can form fabricated Silicone Rubber Gaskets or punched gaskets. A new extrusion die and sample will typically cost you £175.00 and take 2 – 3 weeks, prices therafter vary based on profile size and shape and volume. We can run jobs from 20m up to many Kilometers

There is also a range of High Temperature Silicone Rubber  compounds available  that have been specifically developed to meet food standards across most European States and the USA.

For more information, data sheets or to discuss your High Temperature Silicone Rubber requirements and receive a no obligation quotation please contact us. We will be happy to offer you technical advice to help steer you toward the product best suited to meet your application.

Nitrile Rubber Extrusions

Nitrile Rubber Extrusions

Nitrile Rubber, or to give it it’s full name, “Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)” is a type of synthetic rubber that is often used where resistance to fuel, oils and chemicals is required. It is also available with food approvals and can come in the form of extrusions, mouldings or calandered sheet.

Although its temperature range is not quite as wide as Silicone Rubber, it’s fuel resistance and cost per kg makes it a more cost effective alternative to Fluorosilicone or Viton Extrusions.

Adpol can produce Nitrile rubber extrusions in the form of tubing, cord, strip or simple profiles to your specific dimensions up to a maximum 15mm cross section outer diameter, with thin strips up to 75mm wide.

Manufactured in our Worthing plant, our Nitrile rubber extrusions can be produced in a wide range of hardnesses and colours to suit your exact specification.

Adpol can also compression mould in many grades of polymer including Nitrile rubber and provide flat gaskets stamped or water jet cut from sheet with adhesive backing where required.

There are very few UK based manufacturers producing Nitrile rubber extrusions  and we have an bespoke production line set up to turn around short runs (from 20metres)  quickly and efficiently

Please contact us for more information or a no obligation quotation. We manufacture in lots of different rubber grades so if Nitrile isn’t quite what you need, or something else will give you better results we will try and suggest it.

Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber

Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber

Metal detectable silicone rubber and sponge is increasingly being used in the food, drink and dairy industry to reduce the risk of rubber parts ending up in products. Metal detectors situated on the production line identify the metal fragments and stop the line to prevent any metal parts contaminating the food product.

Adpol manufacture a wide range of extrusion types, tube and cord in metal detectable silicone rubber and sponge. We can reverse engineer to existing profiles or work to customer drawings. In addition we can supply punched or water jet gaskets from metal detectable rubber sheet in a range of thicknesses, or the sheet just on its own.

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