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Compression Moldings

Rubber Compression Molding

Compression molding is the original production method for molded rubber. It is an ideal molding process for molding several types of components such as:

  • Gaskets
  • Seals
  • O-rings
  • Washers
  • Metal Bonded Components
  • Grommets
  • Shock Absorbers

  • Dampers
  • Bands
  • Belts
  • Handles
  • Key Pads
  • PDA Covers
  • Connectors

Compression molding is the simplest form of thermal set molding. Compression molds vary considerably in size, shape, and complexity and also contain from one to a very high number of cavities.

The compression molding process is as follows:

  • An uncured rubber preform, which is often shaped to the approximate size & configuration of the desired finished part, is placed directly in the mold cavity prior to mold closure
  • During the molding process, rubber is compressed (squeezed) between the Top and Bottom plates. The excess rubber will flow into the overflow or flash groove
  • Two, three or more mold plates may be used depending upon part configuration and complexity
  • The rubber is then Vulcanized (cured) utilizing both heat and pressure. The end result is a Rubber Product that will meet your specifications.

Rubber Compression Molding offers advantages over other methods by providing:

  • Tooling savings
  • Short setup time (saves on short production runs)
  • The capacity to process stiff, high durometer materials
  • Least amount of waste

Our warehouse and logistics centers in Asia and our headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio can make sure all of your delivery needs are met. In addition, our headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio can warehouse product and provide next day service for larger volume forecasted orders. We have routine shipments of containers coming into the United States in order to provide competitive pricing on small and large orders.