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(12.1) Profile Selection

Making the right choice for a Silicone profile with optimum sealing capabilities is vital.

Silex can offer a technical or simple solution depending upon our customer’s requirements.

A selection of popular design solutions are listed below as a quick guide to assist our customers in their choice of suitable Silicone Rubber extrusions. 

Silex currently have over 8000 dies, so there is a good chance that we already have a suitable profile for your application.

If not, bespoke dies are simple and easy to produce and are therefore very inexpensive.

Silex Silicone extruded profiles can be designed for mechanical fixing or with adhesive backing depending upon the application.

Silicone Sponge Cord

Silex Icon Silicone Cord

For compliant soft sealing normally held in place within a groove slightly smaller than the cord

Silicone Solid Cord

Silex Icon Sponge Cord

Typical 'O' ring seal capabilities

Silicone P Profile

Silex Icon P Profile

Simple seal where a metal strip is fixed on the tail to bolt through to the mating metalwork

Silicone Double P Profile

Silex Icon Double P

As the regular 'P' profile but double the sealing capabilities

Silicone T Profile

Silex Icon T Profile

Typical section often used in Food packaging where the tail is held within a groove Silicone

U Profile

Silex Icon U Profile

Edge protection for all panel thicknesses

Silicone U Profile with Bubble

Silex Icon U Profile Bubble

Section with bubble edge protection with extra sealing ability

Silicone e Profile

Silex Icon E Profile

Acts as a hollow seal with added advantage of a groove for panel fixing

Silicone D Profile

Silex Icon D Profile

Simple seal with soft sealing ability

Silicone D Profile

Silex Icon D Solid Profile Solid 'D' profile with a firmer sealing than the hollow version

Silicone h Profile

Silex Icon H Profile Panel fixing profile with sealing tail

Silicone H Profile

Silex Icon Hh Profile Typical profile for sealing two adjoining panels

Silicone Tadpole Profile

Silex Icon Tabpole Profile Regular silicone bulb seal with a tail for mechanical fixing

Silicone Omega Profile

Silex Icon Omega Profile Bulbous seal with retaining 'T' bar for fixing

Silicone Omega Profile

Silex Icon Omega2 Profile Bulbous seal with dove-tail fixing

Silicone Lip Seal

Silex Icon Lip Seal Simplistic design with many variations. The Lip allows compliant sealing of wider gaps and low compression force requirements

Silicone Sponge Strip

Silex Icon Sponge Strip In square or rectangular format for soft compliant sealing

Silicone Strip

Silex Icon Strip Solid silicone square or rectangular profile for firm sealing applications

Silicone Glazing Seal

Silex Icon Glaxing Seal Regular window seal with infill strip which creates a positive seal on the glass and panel

Oven Door Seal

Silex Icon Oven Door Seal Typical domestic oven door seal with hollow core to allow for inclusion of metal clips

Silicone C Profile

Silex Icon C Profile Also known as a clip profile commonly used for lining metal pipe clamps for insulation and vibration damping

Silicone Multilumen Tube

Silex Icon Multimen Multiple tube profile for multi-fluid transfer

Silicone Draught Excluder

Silex Icon Draft Window and door seal with finned tail for groove insertion

Silicone Glazing Wedge

Silex Icon Glazing Wedge Wedge profile for sealing and securing glazing and panel units

Silicone Inflatable Seal


Silex Icon Inflatable Seal

Low pressure inflatable profile for competent and quick release sealing

Silicone Mushroom Profile

Silex Icon Mushroom Profile

Sealing between panels with aesthetic top profile

Silicone Mushroom Profile

Silex Icon Mushroom2 Profile

Robust sealing profile with tail for insertion into a groove

Silicone Capping Profile

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Edging and capping profile with arrowhead fixing

Silicone L Profile

Silex Icon L Profile

Corner protection and sealing profile

Silicone Bespoke Profile

Silex Icon Bespoke Profile

Customer specified profile designed to suit specific application

Bespoke Dual Hardness Profile

Silex Icon Dual Profile

Combines solid rubber with soft sponge for technical sealing solutions. Co-extrusion technology

Silicone Interlock Profile

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Bespoke interlocking sections for specific technical application