Compression moulding is used for producing various moulded articles, as well as test and small series. These could be plugs, pins, gaskets or complex parts. Compression moulding can also be applied for producing rubber-metal products, such as various handles, wheels and casings. Silicone rubber can be applied to a small section of the metal, or to almost the entire surface.
HTV quality or high temperature vulcanized silicone rubber is used in the compression moulding press. Special silicone rubber materials are chosen based on their intended use, weather they need to be fire, oil or heat resistant. Food and medical qualities have FDA and BFR approvals.
Production moulds are made of steel. The moulds for test products can be made of aluminium because of their short working life.