Sheeting & Slitting
During the process of custom seal and gasket fabrication (ie. custom neoprene gaskets), A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltd. employs several processes including sheeting and slitting. Sheeting and slitting incorporates large rolls of sheet material that are cut using extremely sharp rotary blades on flatbed presses. The forms of sheet material can include:
- Polyethylene foam
- Solid rubber
- Silicone rubber or foam
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride) foam
- EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber)
During gasket material sheeting and slitting, straight lines are precisely cut lengthwise directly into a large roll of sheet material that runs through the circular blades (knives) of a roll slitter, in order to create strips of material that are narrower in width. Roll slitter knives are designed specifically for each required job. The main determinants of the knives configuration include the type of material to be slit, the specific tolerances that must be held while slitting and the thickness of the work piece material. For those that are familiar with the sheeting and slitting process, they know that the roll slitter knives can be adjusted to make sheet strips of various widths for custom gasket fabrication, including custom neoprene gaskets. To learn how we can assist you with your sheeting and slitting requirements, please contact A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltd., and we will answer any questions you may have.