Rubber Gaskets & Seals

Lake Erie Rubber / May 15, 2023
Custom rubber molded seal for oil and gas industry

Lake Erie Rubber is a custom rubber manufacturer based in Erie, Pennsylvania. We specialize in the production of a wide range of rubber parts for many different industries and applications. With over six decades of experience, we have become industry leaders and take pride in our expertise and quality manufacturing, which includes injection molding, compression molding, and transfer molding. Of the many custom rubber parts we manufacture, we make many different types of rubber gaskets and seals. We have the capabilities to custom design and manufacture rubber gaskets and seals to meet all of your needs for your specific application.

We offer a wide selection of rubber materials in our manufacturing, including natural rubber, EPDM, nitrile, neoprene, and silicone, among others. While each of these materials is used to manufacture gaskets and seals, it’s best to ensure that you choose the best one for your specific use case. Learn more about choosing the right type of rubber for your application.

Seals vs. Gaskets

Rubber gaskets and seals look fairly similar to each other, and in fact have very similar uses. However, there are some slight differences between the two.

Gaskets are rubber rings used to seal joints and other connecting surfaces. Their main function is to keep these connecting areas sealed and to prevent leakage of liquids, gasses, or other contaminants. Additionally, they can be used for anti-vibration purposes, as well as for noise reduction. They are generally used between flat surfaces in more static environments, such as joints and flanges. Gaskets can be found in virtually every type of industrial application, including the agriculture, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, automotive, and aerospace markets.

Rubber seals are similar to gaskets, in that they are also rings used to prevent leakage between parts. However, they vary slightly in shape and function. Unlike gaskets, rubber seals are used more in applications with moving parts, such as in pumps, motors, and engines. Types of seals include mechanical seals, o-rings, and rotary seals, among others. Like gaskets, rubber seals are ubiquitous, found in agricultural, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, and other industrial applications.

Lake Erie’s Rubber Manufacturing Services

Lake Erie Rubber can manufacture custom rubber parts to meet all of your rubber manufacturing needs. All of our gaskets, seals, and everything else we produce is made with the highest quality rubber and using the most precise and efficient methods. We offer customized solutions to ensure that you get exactly what you’re looking for in a timely and cost effective manner. Contact us today to learn more about our rubber manufacturing services and to see how we can help get you the rubber parts you need.

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