Frequently Asked Questions

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What are extruded rubber profiles?

Kismet Rubber Products is a leading manufacturer of custom extruded rubber profiles for industrial applications. But, what are extruded rubber profiles? We have over 60 years of experience providing custom rubber, silicone extrusions that meet or exceed our client's expectations. Kismet Rubber serves the OEM and replacement parts markets, specializing custom extruded products for electronics, aerospace, healthcare, construction, transportation, food processing, appliance, marine, and power generation applications. We are also ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

What are the capabilities of extruded rubber profiles?

Our staff has over 150 years of combined experience in extruding custom products and our extensive knowledge about the industries we serve and their application requirements, Kismet is uniquely qualified to manufacture your custom product. Our 100,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art extrusion and curing equipment, providing us with the following capabilities:

    • Profile sizes from 0.060"- 4.00" thick and up to 6.00" width, for a maximum area of 12.00 sq. inches
    • In-house tool design and production, including extrusion dies and splicing molds
    • Continuous cure, salt cure, steam cure, and HAV systems to provide tighter tolerances, long lengths, shorter cure cycles, and in-line cutting of finished parts
    • Precision extrusion of dense and sponge materials, simple and complex geometries
    • Precision cutting using a guillotine, electro-cut (lathe cut), Versa or Thropp processes
    • Precision vulcanized splicing, mitered spliced or injection molded corners and joints
    • Value-added services, including in-line marking, notching, hole punching, slitting, metal/rubber and plastic/rubber parts assembly.

What are the Rubber Manufacturing Specifications?

  • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard, also referred to as MIL-STD)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • AMS (Aerospace Material Specification)
  • NSF (National Sanitation Foundation)
  • FDA (Food & Drug Administration)
  • USDA (US Department of Agriculture)
  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
  • FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards)
  • USP CL VI (US Pharmacopeia Class VI)
  • Transit Specific Compounds for smoke, flame, and toxicity.

What are the different types of Extruded HNBR Parts?

Kismet Rubber Products can manufacture a range of custom HNBR products, some examples include:

What is HNBR?

HNBR is also known as Highly Saturated Nitrile or HSN. It’s a special class of nitrile rubber that has been hydrogenated to increase the saturation of the butadiene segment of the carbon polymer backbone.

What are the benefits of HNBR Industrial & Commercial Industries?

HNBR includes many benefits in the industrial and commercial industries. The HNBR compound withstands both hot and cold temperatures and is renowned for its physical toughness. Additional characteristics include: 

    • High mechanical strength
    • Excellent heat and oxidation stability
    • Resistance to modern oils, fuels, and coolants
    • Improved wear resistance
    • Temperature range from -60 degrees Celsius to 160 degrees Celsius

What are the applications for HNBR?

The ability to withstand long-term exposure to heat, oil, and chemicals makes HNBR versatile yet dependable. This material is used across a range of markets that can benefit from HNBR: 

What Materials are Used in Mass Transportation?

Kismet's mass transit grade rubber compounds for smoke, flame, and toxicity include:

Kismet Rubber will work with material manufacturers to customize transit grade compounds to meet your applications. Call us today at (706) 426-0400 to discuss your project needs.

What are the products that use Fire-Resistant Compounds?

Kismet can manufacture the following items using our fire-resistant compound (flame-retardant rubber):

    • Door gaskets
    • Window glazing gaskets
    • Electrical enclosure gaskets

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