Rubber extrusions can be spliced and vulcanized to form an endless variety of shapes. WARCO’s extensive splicing capabilities allow us to produce seals and gaskets for a broad array of aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, construction, food processing, industrial, oil and gas, wire and cable, as well as military applications.
Our Splicing Department personnel are experts in creating high-quality spliced products. Our spliced parts are hot vulcanized, creating a stronger bond than can be achieved with standard adhesives. WARCO formulates and mixes its own proprietary splice compounds for the specific rubber parts that we’re splicing. After the application of the splice compound, the parts are then placed in molds where heat and pressure are applied to hot vulcanize the material, ensuring a long-lasting, reliable product.
Advanced equipment and multiple cavity molds permit high-volume production of O-ring and various other shapes – including squares, rectangles, and irregular profiles – at a fraction of the cost of alternative production methods. Combinations of extruded and molded parts can be spliced as well, allowing limitless configurations; resulting in substantial savings in time and tooling costs of fully molded products.