Automotive Gimp Seals

Today’s high-tech vehicles require reliable and durable sealing materials to help maintain their integrity and safety. For over 25 years, Canada Rubber Group Inc. (CRGI) has supplied many of the world’s leading OEM’s and their suppliers with high-quality vehicle sealing solutions. Solutions we have supplied include gaskets, door seals, noise and vibration dampers, pedal pads, grommets, and other custom molded products.

Recently, we have been selected to supply a gimp seal to a major vehicle manufacturer. This gimp appliqué seal is used around the vehicle hatch to prevent the ingress of dirt and moisture to the vehicle interior. The seal (shown in photo above) was manufactured from 60 durometer EPDM material.

Automotive gimp seals are essentially rubber sealing gaskets. Rubber gimp seals and trim are a key vehicle component. These seals are widely used in and around vehicle doors, windows, hood, trunk, etc. They are used to protect against dust and moisture, dampen noise and vibration and maintain the vehicle’s cabin environment.

Material choices and manufacturing capabilities are key elements in creating effective vehicle seals. The materials selected for a given vehicle sealing application must be capable of conforming to vehicle contours and uneven surfaces. Seals must be precisely manufactured to required specifications and tolerances, ensuring uniform material densities and profiles that deliver consistent, dependable sealing.

As a leading supplier to many vehicle programs, CRGI produces reliable gaskets and seals for a variety of vehicle applications. All materials we supply have excellent compression set resistance and provide long-term reliability to ensure reduced noise, vibration and wear over the life of the vehicle. All our materials complement the high-quality finishes found in today’s vehicle designs. We offer a wide variety of material formulations that ensure the optimal material is supplied for each application.

From prototyping to production, CRGI works closely with OEMs and Tier 1-3 suppliers to provide high-performance automotive rubber products and solutions. All aspects of our operations conform to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, ensuring consistently high quality. We supply automotive rubber products which meet ASTM D2000 line call-outs, as well as the material specifications of major OEM’s, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Honda, Toyota, and Volvo.  In those cases where a new specification is required, we work with our partners to develop an appropriate solution.

For more information on our automotive sealing products, please contact our sales department at