Custom Rubber Extrusions and Moldings for the Marine Industry

Rubber extrusions are our bread and butter, and we manufacture custom rubber, silicone, and plastic extruded profiles and moldings for engineers and OEMs across a broad range of industries. We utilize standard and high-performance elastomeric materials in a variety of durometers and will help you find the right compound for your application. Our rubber extrusions have exceptional sealing qualities and, depending on the material used, can serve as a lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant alternative to metal.

One of the industries that our team services is the marine industry. We know that the marine industry needs to be handled differently from the other industries that we service due to its harshness. Cold and windy weather, salt from the sea air, and particularly the water and moisture that surrounds marine vessels are the most common symptoms of wear and tear in this industry. 

The issue with these symptoms is that many metals will find this environment inhospitable, which results in premature rust and corrosion to the parts, products, and tools used by marine workers. Harsh marine environments require wear-resistant products that withstand constant exposure to seawater, chemicals, UV rays, and high or low temperatures. As marine parts will be exposed repeatedly to these factors along with wind and rain, it is difficult to justify the usage of metal extrusions in these parts when rubber is far and beyond the best choice for the job.

Rubber extrusions are extremely versatile and made of resilient material, which makes it particularly suitable for the harsh marine environment. It also has other properties that make it a suitable choice for a marine environment, including being resistant to repetitive strain, steam, exposure to chemicals and oil, and having the ability to bond with metal parts. It also offers both strength and flexibility in the extrusion process.

The right choice for marine rubber depends largely on where the part will be used. We work with many of the preferred extrusion materials for marine applications, including EPDM, nitrile, PVC, silicone, and other thermoplastics. These materials have a wide application temperature range and provide beneficial properties, including chemical resistance, tear resistance, and abrasion resistance. 

If you’re looking for custom rubber extrusions and molded products for the marine industry, then we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to discuss how we bring high-quality and cost-effective extruded products to our customers.

NW Rubber Extruders