Rubber to metal bonding

Rubber to metal bonding

Reduced assembly times and improved performance

In the world of rubber mouldings, a part that has been ‘bonded’ means that a metal component has been chemically prepared and attached or encapsulated as part of the vulcanisation process.

Rubber to metal bonding

The technical details around the process of bonding rubber to metal are available within our blog posts, but the basic rule of thumb is that if you have a rubber part which needs to adhere to a metal part, or which is part of the same assembly, if you are able to have them bonded in this way that bond will be far superior to any adhesive. In fact, looking at the destructive tests that we’ve run, the rubber itself is more likely to break apart rather than the bond between the metal and the rubber; you don’t get much more integral than that!

The other benefits of having the rubber component bonded to its neighbouring metal substrate is that it avoids fitment problems (seals can be fitted the wrong way round in error) and reduces assembly time by combining two components.

Chemical Compatibility and Physical Properties Chart

To better understand which materials might be suitable for your application, please take a look at our chemical compatibility chart – or better still, get in touch.

*These ratings are only a guide to the general suitability of each Polymer. Properties can be modified by specific formulation.

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