Custom Rubber Molding Services

Panova manufactures a wide range of custom rubber products and components utilizing various state-of-the-art molding techniques. As a total contract manufacturing solutions provider, we can accommodate your custom rubber molding project from start to finish – from design and prototyping to full-scale production.

Extensive Manufacturing Experience and Engineering Expertise for Your Project

When our clients choose to work with Panova, they soon recognize their businesses will benefit greatly from working with a team that has a strong engineering background and superb track record in creating custom rubber molding solutions.

Through our founder’s experience in tool and die design, extensive knowledge of elastomers and engineering expertise, the foundation was laid decades ago for Panova to emerge as the premier custom rubber products manufacturer.

Panova’s engineers partner with clients to solve technical challenges in rubber molding. From product development through reverse engineering, the Panova team sees your business’ vision through, from material selection to prototyping and from manufacturing to quality control.

Versatile Rubber Molded Products: Sub-Miniature to Large. Simple to Complex.

With our extensive knowledge of elastomers and manufacturing technology, we are able to offer a variety of rubber molding technologies that suit your product or component requirements. See our gallery of custom molded rubber products for a small sample of Panova’s versatile engineering and manufacturing experience.

Complete Manufacturing Services for Custom Molded Rubber Products

Compression Molding

Compression molding is a method of molding in which the rubber material or compound is placed in a mold cavity. The heated mold is closed using hydraulic or electric pressure, compressing the material to conform to the mold cavity’s shape. Heat, pressure and time cause the material to cure into the products’ final shape.

Transfer Molding

Transfer molding has a slightly more-complicated tooling process compared with compression molding. In this process, rubber material or compound is placed into a mold “pot,” located above the top mold plate. Using hydraulic pressure, the tight-fitting plunger squeezes rubber material from the pot through the gates into the heated mold cavity, where heat, pressure and time cause the material to cure into the products’ final shape.

Injection Molding

Next to liquid injection molding, injection molding offers the shortest cure/cycle time, with moderately complicated tooling. In this custom rubber molding method, rubber material or compound is fed into an injection barrel and warmed by the temperature-controlled barrel or through the shearing action of an auger-type screw or plunger. The material is then forced from the barrel into the mold cavities where heat, pressure and time cause the material to cure into the products’ final shape.

Liquid Injection Molding

Liquid injection molding, sometimes referred to as LIM, delivers the shortest cure/cycle time. In this process, a two-part silicone is fed into a mixing head through hydraulic ram pressure. From this mixing head, the mixed liquid silicone is fed into an injection barrel. The material is then forced from the barrel into the mold cavities where heat, pressure and time cause the material to cure into the products’ final shape.

Custom Bonded Rubber Solutions

Bonded solutions are for components that are required to perform multiple functions while remaining cost-effective. The Panova team can engineer a rubber-to-substrate bonding solution based on your specific needs.

The key to creating successful bonding solutions is making the selection of a compatible bonding agent and elastomeric material for the required substrate. Design also plays a key role: we can design an optimized seal with maximum surface area between the rubber and metal material to promote a more robust bond.

You can be assured that Panova’s extensive experience includes bonding to metals, commercial and engineered thermoplastics, fabrics and composites.

Quality Custom Rubber Molding Services

Since 1977, Panova has provided quality-backed rubber molding and plastic molding services to OEMs, contract manufacturers, parts distributors, assemblers, and suppliers throughout the world. We have continually expanded upon our custom manufacturing capabilities in order to provide our customers with a complete supply chain solution – from new product development, engineering, and prototyping to the high-volume production of existing products.

Our company supports manufacturers who face technical or service challenges with their product development and contract manufacturing needs. Unlike vendors who compete as quoting machines, we leverage our engineering and supply chain expertise to become trusted partners, shaping solutions together with our clients.

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