Custom Rubber Gasket & Seal Manufacturing

Lake Erie Rubber / May 15, 2023
rubber gasket custom made by Lake Erie Rubber Erie, PA

Custom Rubber Gasket & Seal Manufacturing

Finding The Correct Rubber Gasket or Seal


Lake Erie Rubber is a custom rubber gasket and seal 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 parts we manufacture, we make many different types of custom rubber gaskets and seals. We have the capabilities to design and manufacture custom rubber gaskets and seals to meet the needs of your specific application.


Gasket & Seal Manufacturing with Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Neoprene, and More


We offer a wide selection of rubber materials in custom rubber gasket and seal manufacturing, including natural rubber, EPDM, nitrile, neoprene, and silicone. While each of these materials is used in the production of rubber gaskets and seals, it’s best to ensure that you choose the best one for your specific use case. Exposure to certain temperature ranges, fluids, and applied pressures dictates the final composition of the rubber gasket or seal. Some gaskets or seals may need an enhanced resistance to extreme temperature environments like internal combustion assemblies or appliances such as freezers or refrigerators. Learn more about choosing the right type of rubber for your application.

What is a Rubber Gasket?


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. It is important to note the specific fluid that may come in contact with the custom rubber seal or gasket as it could greatly change the necessary chemical composition of the end component. Some petroleum-based solvents can attack synthetic rubber parts and compromise the long-term effectiveness of the component.


Additionally, gaskets 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.

What is a Rubber Seal?


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 predominantly used to ensure watertight or airtight connections in applications with moving parts, such as pumps, motors, and engines. Types of rubber seals include mechanical seals, o-rings, and rotary seals. Rubber is an incredibly durable material that can withstand the constant pressure applied to it and maintains its original integrity and shape for long durations. Much like gaskets, rubber seals are ubiquitous, and found in agricultural, oil and gas, aerospace, locomotive, automotive, and other industrial applications.


Lake Erie Rubber’s Custom Rubber Gasket & Seal Manufacturing Services


Lake Erie Rubber can manufacture custom rubber parts to meet all of your rubber manufacturing needs. Every gasket and seal that leaves our Erie, PA, facility is made with the highest quality rubber and uses the most precise and efficient methods available to modern rubber manufacturing companies. As a result, our custom rubber gasket and seal manufacturing services produce components that withstand extreme temperatures, consistently applied pressure, and prevent leakage of fluids no matter their composition or possible destructive tendencies. 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 custom rubber gasket and seal manufacturing services and learn more about how we can help get you the rubber parts you need.

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