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What Is Rubber Sheeting and How Is It Used?

Rubber sheeting is a versatile product that is found in a wide range of applications, across several industry verticals. As the name suggests, it consists of sheets of rubber that are either of a plain silicone, neoprene, or fiber-reinforced variety. Depending on the intended application, continue reading on to learn more about rubber sheeting and the various ways in which it can be utilized.


Rubber sheeting is frequently used in the construction of gaskets, which are mechanical seals that can be utilized to fill the space between two mating surfaces. Because pressurized gasses or liquids can leak when traveling through a mating surface, gaskets can be incorporated to prevent this from happening. The main reason gaskets are made from rubber sheeting is because it is both elastic and durable, making it an ideal solution for many systems that work alongside varying substances.


Also considered mechanical seals, O-rings are another popular structural element that benefits from the use of rubber sheeting. Unlike traditional mechanical seals, O-rings have a distinct shape that sets them apart from other variations. O-rings are circular, ring-shaped components that can be installed around pipes and hoses, and apart from being made of rubber sheeting, O-rings are also available in neoprene, silicone, teflon (PTFE), ethylene propylene (EPDM), and various other materials.

Electrical Insulation

Another common use for rubber sheeting is electrical insulation because electricity cannot easily travel through it. More specifically, silicone rubber sheeting has proven especially effective when used as electrical insulation. More than that, it can withstand high temperatures while providing exceptional resistance to electricity.

Food Processing

Because rubber sheeting has a nonporous surface that does not absorb or retain bacteria or viruses, it is commonly used in the food processing industry. In particular, Burna-N rubber sheeting is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant.


Within homes and commercial establishments, it is likely that you will find weatherstripping made of rubber sheeting. Weatherstripping is a form of insulation that is specifically used to seal indoor spaces from outdoor elements. In fact, most exterior doors and windows you see today will feature weatherstripping because it prevents air-conditioned or furnace-conditioned air from permeating outdoors. In addition, rubber sheeting can be customized into different shapes and sizes based on the application in question, and its elasticity allows it to be stretched in order to seal spaces securely.


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