This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 1 2023.
The railway industry’s trusted sealing profile manufacturer is gearing up to be a comprehensive polymer solution supplier. In addition to its extruded profiles, flat gaskets and wide-ranging post-production services, the company now offers silicone and rubber moulding products.
In recent years, Finland-based FinnProfiles has invested heavily in moulding production, especially silicone injection moulding. Due to hard work, the company is finally ready to announce that the machines are running and production is up and running.
In addition to its silicone injection moulding machines, the company has compression moulding for rubber and silicone products.
Sari Laihonen is Moulded Product Specialist at FinnProfiles.
Question: Why did you expand to moulded products in the first place?
Sari Laihonen: Over the years, several customers have asked us if we can manufacture moulded parts, and we always had to decline. Now those days are over since the combinations of profiles and moulded parts are possible.
Q: Was it a tough call?
SL: I believe that our company’s management gave it serious thought and decided that FinnProfiles wanted to be a partner that could deliver the broadest possible service concept. We aim to be a reliable and versatile polymer expert for our customers.
Q: What kind of products are you able to produce with your moulding machinery?
SL: With the current injection moulding machines, we can offer simple seals to challenging multidimensional products with texture, holes, ridges or shoulders. The products are burr-free and high quality otherwise, too. Thanks to the automated mould technology, we can offer large batch sizes, but smaller series with more affordable moulds are also possible.
Q: How would you describe your advantages as a polymer solutions partner?
SL: We can serve our customers with a ‘one-door tactic’ since our services include profiles, flat gaskets, moulding products, and a wide range of post-production services, such as taping, surface treatments, cut ups, perforations and vulcanised joints. I guess flexible and versatile is a proper definition. In other words, partnership with FinnProfiles reduces the number of different suppliers and simultaneously increases the number of innovative sealing solution options.
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