Choosing the Right Profile

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

MVQ 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.

MVQ currently hold 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.

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


Profile Types



Profile Type Diagram Description
Silicone Sponge Cord icon For compliant soft sealing normally held in place within a groove slightly smaller than the cord
Silicone Solid Cord icon Typical 'O' ring seal capabilities
High Temp P-Sections icon Simple seal where a metal strip is fixed on the tail to bolt through to the mating metalwork
Silicone Double P Profile icon As the regular 'P' profile but double the sealing capabilities
Silicone T Profile icon Typical section often used in Food packaging where the tail is held within a groove Silicone
U-Profiles icon Edge protection for all panel thicknesses
Silicone U Profile with Bubble icon Section with bubble edge protection with extra sealing ability
Silicone e Profile icon Acts as a hollow seal with added advantage of a groove for panel fixing
Silicone D Profile icon Simple seal with soft sealing ability
Silicone D Profile icon Solid 'D' profile with a firmer sealing than the hollow version
Silicone h Profile icon Panel fixing profile with sealing tail
Silicone H Profile icon Typical profile for sealing two adjoining panels
Silicone Tadpole Profile icon Regular silicone bulb seal with a tail for mechanical fixing
Silicone Omega Profile icon Bulbous seal with retaining 'T' bar for fixing
Silicone Omega Profile icon Bulbous seal with dove-tail fixing
Silicone Lip Seal icon Simplistic design with many variations. The Lip allows compliant sealing of wider gaps and low compression force requirements
Silicone Sponge Strip icon In square or rectangular format for soft compliant sealing
Silicone Strip icon Solid silicone square or rectangular profile for firm sealing applications
Silicone Glazing Seal icon Regular window seal with infill strip which created a positive seal on the glass and panel
Oven Door Seal icon Typical domestic oven door seal with hollow core to allow for inclusion of metal clips
Silicone C Profile icon Also known as clip profile, commonly used for lining metal pipe clamps for insulation and vibration damping
Silicone Multilumen Tube icon Multiple tube profile for multi-fluid transfer
Silicone Draught Excluder icon Window and door seal with finned tail for groove insertion
Silicone Glazing Wedge icon Wedge profile for sealing and securing glazing and panel units
Silicone Inflatable Seal icon Normal/Inflated Low pressure inflatable profile for component and quick release sealing
Silicone Mushroom Profile icon Sealing between panels with aesthetic top profile
Silicone Mushroom Profile icon Robust sealing profile with tail for insertion into a groove
Silicone Capping Profile icon Edging and capping profile with arrowhead fixing
Silicone L Profile icon Corner protection and sealing profile
Silicone Bespoke Profile icon Customer specified profile designed to suit a specific application
Bespoke Dual Hardness Profile icon Combined solid rubber with soft sponge for technical sealing solutions. Co-extrusion technology.
Silicone Interlock Profile icon Bespoke interlocking sections for specific technical applications