Fabric Inflatable Seals

Molded fabric reinforced inflatable seals are recommended in applications involving extreme pressure/temperature conditions or in rugged environments. The molding process eliminates joints and the fabric reinforcement adds to the seal’s overall strength and resilience. Depending upon the application, one of the following fabrics is chosen

A fabric reinforced seal is a completely molded seal that is built around the same operating principles as a homogeneous inflatable seal. The addition of fabric helps increase the amount of internal pressure by which the seal can operate, where higher pressures are required in a non-enclosed environment.

Fabrics Available

Depending on the conditions that your seal will encounter, we can use nearly any fabric available to reinforce an inflatable seal, calendared sheet rubber, or rubber extrusion. Some fabrics used will have limitations with regards to the thickness of the fabric that can be applied within the part, and what temperatures a fabric can withstand during operation.

  • Nylon
  • Kevlar
  • Polyester
  • Cotton
  • Fiberglass