Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What material is best for my application?

For a general understanding of where the different elastomer fall relative to one another, please see this chart.


Can I get prototypes and how quickly?

Trostel is able to produce prototypes of all levels for customers. Non-functional prototypes for fit and mockup use can be produced in a week. Functional prototypes are made with near-production up to full-production processes. These take 2 to 8 weeks, depending on level of production intent. Contact us, or follow up with your sales rep directly for details.

Can I get sample compounds?

Trostel can produce lab batches (8-20 pounds) of compound in less than a week. Slightly longer if specific properties must be met. If a larger amount is needed, batches up to 250 pounds can be produced based on available schedules. Please contact us, or follow up with your sales rep directly for more information.

How do I get a seal designed for my application?

Trostel prides itself on providing the best design for the application. We are happy to start with the application conditions and space available to develop a design that meets your application and durability requirements. After gathering application and space constraints, Trostel engineering will develop a solution and quote within 10 days. To submit an inquiry, please fill out the form on the Contact page.

I have a print, how do I get it quoted?

Contact us or your sales rep directly. We’ll help gather any needed application or performance data, and bring it to our Engineering experts for review and design development.