The military depends upon equipment that can operate without fail in challenging conditions. Superior components can strengthen end product reliability and performance, giving armed forces the advantage. Optimize your defense application with resilient rubber products from Minor Rubber.
We are a trusted American manufacturer of molded, extruded, and fabricated rubber parts for the defense industry and its suppliers. With more than 100 years of experience developing rubber solutions for military applications, our team has an uncompromising commitment to providing clients with best-in-class products.
Whether you need production of existing components, prototypes for research and development or replacement items for hard-to-find or obsolete applications, Minor Rubber has the capabilities and expertise to supply quality rubber parts on time and within budget.
Government agencies and their contractors install Military Standard MS35489 rubber grommets from Minor Rubber on a variety of applications, which include electrical insulation, noise control, sealing, and vibration insulation. They are manufactured to exact military standards and are always of the highest possible quality.
Our Nitrile (Composition A) grommets are formulated for applications that require resistance to ozone, oils, and ultraviolet rays. Our Silicone formula (Composition B) grommets are made for high and low temperatures, ozone, and ultraviolet ray environments.
We manufacture military grommets in a variety of sizes and styles, with varying inside and outside diameters, groove widths and diameters, and thicknesses. In total, we have over 190 varieties of Military Standard grommets.
Other applications and parts
Defense applications utilize rubber for its versatility and resilience. Rubber products can help improve equipment functionality in extreme temperatures, snow, rain, mud, sand and ice.
Minor Rubber is an expert in developing specialty rubber parts for a variety of applications operating in all types of environmental conditions. With an extensive inventory of stock rubber parts, expedited delivery is available. Our production capabilities include:
- Vibration isolation mounts
- Extruded profiles
- Mil-Spec Grommets
Custom defense industry rubber solutions
While off-the-shelf rubber products are suitable for some markets, the defense industry often requires tight-tolerance seals to contain fluids and protect sensitive instruments or custom profiles to absorb impacts and soften rides. Minor Rubber can develop a custom rubber solution for your military product.
To get the best possible results for clients, our method includes:
- Consulting with your team to gain full understanding of the product and its intended uses
- Identifying the rubber compound best suited for the product’s particular needs
- When rubber is joined to metals or other materials, pinpointing adhesives to create the strongest bond
In-house tooling capabilities enable us to manufacture accurate tooling quickly and economically for precision production of your part. Our custom rubber fabrication services include the following processes:
- Compression molding
- Transfer molding
- Injection molding
- Latex dip molding
- Profile extrusion
- Tubing extrusion
- Washer extrusion
- Gasket extrusion
- Extrusion of complex shapes, which include long lengths on reels or coils and fabricated with holes, notches and special cut-outs.
Superior processes, better quality
Founded in 1914, Minor Rubber has been supplying high-quality rubber products for military use since World War II. We understand industry demands and are dedicated to creating value for customers with innovative designs, efficient manufacturing practices and stringent quality controls.
Contact Minor Rubber to learn more about our defense and military industry rubber solutions.