Parker Fabric-Reinforced Diaphragms

Fabric Diaphragms for tensile strength, pliability, & fire resistance

Military/aerospace, industrial and heavy duty markets require flexible diaphragms and fabric reinforced diaphragms, products and seals. Sealing Devices offers durable, flexible, fire-resistant Parker fabric-reinforced diaphragms and fabric-reinforced materials with industry-leading tensile strength and pliability.

Fabric-coated infused rubber parts give you high-temperature sealing options, thermal insulators, and military-approved elastomers. Reinforcing an elastomer with fabric increases part durability and longevity with added flame and abrasion resistance.

Fabric-reinforced elastomers feature:Parker Fabric Reinforced Diaphragms

  • The ability to withstand direct flame at 2000°F (1094°C) for 15 minutes

  • Great thermal insulators to help prevent structural damage

  • Product flexibility, allowing easy installation with minimal mating hardware re-work

  • Compatibility with Parker compounds, AMS and military-approved elastomers


  • Increased abrasion resistance for product longevity

  • Friction reduction for improved durability

  • Increased tensile strength over homogeneous elastomer products

  • Low strength degradation over time with extended UV exposure

Typical Elastomers for Aerospace and Military Applications:

  • Silicone
  • Fire-Resistant Silicone
  • Fluorosilicone
  • Nitrile

Typical Elastomers for Industrial Applications

  • Nitrile
  • Fluorocarbon
  • Neoprene
  • Ethylene Propylene

Many of Parker's AMS and military-approved elastomers can be used with a wide range of industrial fabrics.