The fabrication department at Silex has an extensive range of cutting machinery for gaskets cut from solid and sponge sheet and cutting tubing into washers and sleeves. Excellent tolerance bands on dimensional aspects are guaranteed.
Silex also manufactures joined seals from extruded sections and cords, together with a variety of special fabrications and assemblies, sometimes incorporating non-silicone items i.e. valves, connectors etc.
Our technical department is constantly developing new techniques and processes to give our customers the widest choice of possibilities and solutions to meets their needs.
The portfolio of capabilities at Silex includes hot and cold adhesive bonding, mitre corner bonding and our new film joining technique. Film joining uses a thin layer of silicone rubber rather than an adhesive and is bonded under pressure using special machinery to form a semi-moulded joint which is stronger than adhesive and ideal for curtain wall construction gaskets.