Flexible profiles are often used as seals or to absorb impacts or noise.
The materials used are defined by their Shore A hardness, the most common being between 30Sh.A and 90Sh.A.
Each has specific characteristics such as abrasion resistance, compression resistance, hardness, transparency, suitability for colouring, UV resistance. In most cases, flexible materials cannot be used at temperatures over 80°C.
Flexible profiles are packaged on rolls or reels or cut to length. The type of packaging must be defined in advance to prevent the risk of product deformation after plastic extrusion. On-line cutting to length can be complicated as the profile tends to retract as it cools. If length tolerance is limited, a rework operation may be necessary once the profile is stable.
Examples of use:
- Industrial and car bodywork
Seals and wear profiles for floors
Profiles for opening roofs
Various anti-impact profiles
Profiles for bike wheels
Various finish profiles for uniforms
- Profilés d’étancheité et usure pour planchers
- Profilés pour toits ouvrants
- Profilés antichocs divers
- Profilés pour roues de vélos
- Divers profilés de finition pour uniformes
PVC, LDPE, TPU, TPV, EVA, PEBA, TPEE, SEBS, etc.