Watertight Rubber Hatch Packing Seals
Aquaseal is a leading manufacturer of marine rubber products, with clients across the UK as well as the rest of the world.
Marine Rubber is rubber which is designed specifically to withstand the harsh environments faced at sea. Typically, marine rubber will need to be waterproof, flexible, and able to withstand extreme cold and ice. It will also need to be mould-proof, as marine rubber is typically used to seal important doors and hatches on ships and other vessels.
Hatch packing is a type of seal used to offer weather-tightness on board a ship. Hatch packings are developed to be UV radiation resistant and capable of withstanding a wide variety of temperatures.
Uses for marine hatch packings include:
- Tank lids
- Hatch covers
- Seals for cargo covers
- Access ramp doors
- Watertight doors
- Watertight skylights
- Watertight ullage plugs
Aquaseal is capable of producing specialist marine rubber hatch packing for naval ships, oil tanks, and chemical tanks. These feature fire-resistance and anti-corrosion characteristics to offer a longer lifespan and superior everyday performance.
There are two main types of marine hatch packing; sponge and marine solid rubber.
Open cell sponge core
Solid, strong skin
Offers excellent compression and minimum wear
Suitable for steel hatch covers
Longer lifespan than sponge packing
Lower overall tooling cost (due to easier and more frequent extrusion)
Available in long and short runs
Aquaseal Rubber can work with you on bespoke projects to ensure your product is designed and manufactured entirely to your unique specifications.
We are capable of offering you bespoke functionality depending on your application, including fire-resistance, a high-density sponge core, and any of the following materials:
- Natural rubber
- SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber)
Get in touch with the team to discuss your marine rubber hatch packing project here.