Edge Trims with Side Seal
Edge trims with side seals are used to create watertight seals on doors, hatches, lockers, enclosures and cabinets. They can be fitted onto the edge of most materials, such as fibreglass, glass, metal, wood and plastic. Commonly used within most industry sectors, side seals are used for safety edge protection as well as preventing the leakage of fluids, gasses and foreign objects.
Side seals consist of a sponge sealing bulb positioned on the side of a metal reinforced edge trim that allows the section to hold itself onto a panel edge without the need for additional adhesive. They are available in a range of sizes depending on the thickness of the panel they will be fitted to and the required sponge sealing bulb size.
We recommend compressing the side sponge sealing bulb by approximately 30% to minimise the chance of damaging the seal with excess compression. For example, if you have a 10mm gap we recommend using a sponge sealing bulb with a diameter of approximately 15mm. When compressed this will create a good watertight seal and avoid compression set.