Custom Rubber Compounding and Molding for Precision Parts
When it comes to precision rubber parts that others find difficult to mold, Flexan can handle it.
We control the entire process in our manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and China – from developing custom rubber compounds in our lab through sourcing materials and mixing proprietary formulas, to molding, finishing, and secondary operations. Throughout the process, your engineering team has access to our technical expertise and industry experience.
For more than 50 years, we have proven our ability to manufacture complex parts time after time. We promise to do whatever it takes to make the part work at peak performance for your application.
What We Provide
- New Product Development
- Engineering Services
- Custom Rubber Compounding
- Rubber Prototyping
- Tool Design and Build
- Custom Rubber Molding
- Quality Assurance
- Secondary and Value-Added Operations
Flexan companies work closely with each client to determine the appropriate mold design to ensure efficient manufacturability to produce their silicone component.
Liquid Injection Molding
Liquid silicone rubber is injected into a mixer and then into a mold cavity. The process us highly efficient and completely closed, minimizing human interaction and avoiding contamination.
Silicone gumstock is pushed into a mold cavity and heated under pressure. The process is ideal for complex shapes and thin walls.
Silicone rubber is placed in heated mold cavities, and the closing of the mold completes the fill. This process involves little setup time and is ideal for short runs.
Precise tooling with edge, fan and/or microgates is used to enable precise control. This process is ideal for challenging geometries and complex features, as we can hold tolerances with the micron range.
Silicone rubber is formed around and bonded to a substrate made of silicone or another material. This process can be used to insulate the component from electrical currents, protect it from mechanical wear and tear, and/or simplify design by combining multiple parts into one.
Flexan understands the High-Performance Expectations inherent in producing High-Quality Silicone Extrusion Tubing for the Medical Industry
Our robust quality system and state-of-the-art equipment ensure the highest quality, while our closed-loop control system allows for in-line statistical process control (SPC) and efficient processing.
Medical Extrusion Capabilities
- Single and multi-lumen extrusion
- Micro-lumen extrusion
- Multi-layer extrusion
- Radiopacity (full or striped)
- Solid profiles
- Geometric-formed tubing
- Multiple shapes (round, elliptical, stars, crescents)
- Engineered Resin