Weather Stripping for Outdoor Applications
Product Announcement from Elasto Proxy Inc.
Dynamic Sealing vs. Static Sealing
Like other types of rubber seals, weather stripping is placed between two surfaces to prevent the flow of gases or liquids. In outdoor applications, the gas is usually air and the liquid is usually water. Dynamic seals are recommended when there’s motion or movement between sealing interfaces, such as with a door and door frame. Static seals are used when there’s no relative motion between mating surfaces.
Static Seals and Weather Stripping
For static sealing, Elasto Proxy offers general-purpose weather stripping with an adhesive back stripping. This closed cell foam is available in a medium-density neoprene blend and provides good oil and aging resistance. In addition to weight and dimensions, product specifications for standard weather stripping include quantity per coil. Other sizes and rubber compounds can be supplied upon request.
Standard Rubber Products vs. Custom Sealing Solutions
Most rubber weather stripping is used as a spacer between two surfaces, to stop metal-to-metal contact and as a weather seal. Standard sealing products are recommended for static environments, of course, but not for dynamic applications, such as doors that are opened and closed repeatedly. Environments with changing weather conditions and temperatures may also require custom fabricated seals.
Weather Stripping for Building and Construction
Rubber seals for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be able to withstand to hot and cold temperatures. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, wind and weather can also create sealing challenges. That’s why manufacturers of HVAC units and hatch units ask Elasto Proxy for advice about compound selection and technical design when it’s time to choose weather stripping.
Weather Stripping for Electronic Enclosures
Sealing the doors on outdoor electronic displays isn’t a job for off-the-shelf weather stripping either. Temperature extremes can cause the enclosure’s sheet metal to expand, and static seals demonstrate poor compression set recovery. To protect the sensitive electronic components inside, partners trust Elasto Proxy to provide reliable enclosure gaskets for dynamic sealing.
Do you need help choosing standard or custom weather stripping, or determining whether your application requires static or dynamic sealing? Ask Elasto Proxy for assistance. How can we help you?
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