Industrial Sponge Strip

Industrial Sponge Strip

Industrial Sponge Strip

At Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd cut strips are one of the most popular products we offer, using a range of sponge materials including open cell industrial sponges (also called Sorbo sponges or open cell natural industrial sponges).  The open-cell industrial sponge is manufactured in rolls of various lengths in standard thicknesses ranging from 3mm up to 25mm with skin finish on both faces from which industrial sponge strips can be cut. 

By following our customers' samples, drawings or given dimensions, we can produce made to measure Industrial sponge strips using our bandsaws, strippers, log cutters and even presses depending upon the size and quantity of strips required.  In-house production allows us to closely oversee the whole production process to ensure that we consistently produce high quality, competitive prices strips. 

Our Industrial sponge strips are cut from sheets or rolls of material, which can be split down to thicknesses starting at just 1.5mm thick, we can produce strips from 4mm in width and from a few millimetres long up to 50 meters in length (depending on thickness).  During the conversion process, we can laminate layers of industrial sponge material to produce greater depths, supply them plainly, laminated with a choice of self-adhesive foils or even other materials.

What are Industrial Sponge Strips?

The open-cell industrial sponge is a natural rubber sponge material manufactured with patterned skin and an open-cell structure giving it excellent compression recovery properties and allows for the circulation of gases and fluids in applications that require it. 

Open-cell Industrial sponge (Sorbo sponge) strips are lengths of material often cut to a specific length or supplied as continuous rolls and coils to be cut down as and when they’re needed by the end-user. 

Industrial Sponge strips are often purchased to be used in the same way as a gasket, whereby they are used to create a seal between uneven surfaces and fill irregularities or for anti-vibration and acoustic insulations.

Why use Industrial Sponge Strips?

Industrial Sponge (Sorbo) strips are often used in the same way as gaskets, to fill gaps and irregularities between two surfaces and to provide a solution to unwanted rattles, noise, vibrations, to seal against air, gas, dust and liquids, and can also be used to cushion between moving parts to reduce friction and damage to components and equipment. 

In order for strips to work effectively, it needs to compress and fill the entire space to create pressure and airtight protective seal.  Open-cell natural sponge rubber is manufactured to be soft and compressible, with excellent compression recovery properties.  

Open-cell natural industrial sponge rubber is pre-manufactured and stocked in a range of standard roll lengths and thicknesses, ready for despatch or conversion into strips.  

The Advantages of using Industrial Sponge Strip

Using Industrial Sponge strips offer numerous advantages, it's a soft- feel material with an open-cell structure allowing the material to be used in applications where resistance to fluids is only required when a surface coating is applied, otherwise, it will still slow for moisture absorption, allowing for the circulation of moisture and gas when the application requires it. 

Open-cell natural sponge rubber is available in a range of thicknesses, all offering excellent compression recovery particularly when it’s used for repetitive loading and distortion applications such as packaging and expansion joint sealing, it also has excellent sound and vibration absorption properties making it perfect for use in flooring systems mainly as joist isolation tapes.

Benefits of using Industrial Sponge Rubber

  • excellent compression recovery properties.
  • seal around uneven or complex shapes
  • interconnected cell structures also allow for the limited absorption 
  • circulation of gases and fluids
  • Good anti-vibration properties
  • Good weathering & ozone resistance

Other Grades of Sponge Materials Available

  • EPDM - medium, firm, semi-open cell, high temperature 
  • Neoprene - FR, medium, firm
  • Silicone
  • Polyurethane
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