GN 2182 Edge protection seal profiles Material combination PVC / EPDM

  • RoHS




  • Type A: Upper seal profile
  • Type D: Side seal profile
Clamping profile
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Hardness 70±5 Shore A
Sealing profile
Ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM)
Hardness 25±5 Shore A
Clamp insert
Steel clamping band
  • black
  • temperature resistant -40 °C to 90 °C
  • weather exposure


GN 2182 edge protection seal profiles can be used to seal doors, covers and hatches. The profiles are pressed by hand onto the front of metal sheets and plates. The embedded clamp insert prevents detachment. Glue or other adhesives are not required.
When assembled, the profile should deform slightly according to w2. This ensures an optimal seal. Adherance to the guideline placement radii (r1...r4) is recommended in order to ensure a tight profile seal and to make assembly easier.

Technical information of the material

General notes


Edge protection profiles are installed on the front edge of metal sheets and plates. They protect surfaces from damage by sharp edges. Meanwhile, edge protection seal profiles feature a seal profile in order to provide additional sealing for doors, covers and hatches.

Uses and applications

With the use of edge protection when handling equipment and machine parts made of sheet metal profiles, the risk of cuts or abrasions is reduced to a minimum. In the process, in these applications the profiles provide a visual “decorative effect.” Other application possibilities include cable and tube laying, where openings and edges of divider plates need to be bypassed. This provides reliable protection from flaking or worn-down cables and tubes.
In general, using edge protection profiles can reduce the need for further treatment such as burring and chamfering of cut or laser-cut metal sheets.
Edge protection seal profiles provide the same benefits as edge protection profiles. However they are recommended for use in cases where doors, covers and hatches require additional sealing in order to prevent the emission of dust, warm air or noise; for example, or in order to prevent water spray from entering.


Protective edge trim profiles consist of an extruded clamping profile which forms the base of the structure and is used on the edge of sheet metal in order to affix protective edge trim profiles.
In order to increase the clamping force, the clamping profile is strengthened through a reinforcement, preventing the profile from detaching itself after assembly.
The clamp insert is available as a steel clamping band or as a steel wire polyester clamping band. Steel clamping bands have a higher clamping effect, while steel wire clamping bands allow a smaller assembly radius, also enabling a more even alignment of the edges.
The seal profile is affixed to the top or the side of the clamping profile and is significantly “softer”. It can be made from the basic material of the clamping profile but it can also be made from particular materials for specific applications. In order to attain optimum sealing, the seal profile needs to be prestressed and/or formed to enable it to adapt precisely to the countersurface.
The sealing lips in the interior of the clamping profile ensure the sealing of the edge protection seal profile with the edge of the sheet.


Side cutters and scissors that are suitable for cutting the metal clamping insert can be used to align the profiles. Any end parts of the clamp insert that protrude from the cutting area are to be removed in order to prevent injuries. The profile ends and cants can be subsequently sealed and/or glued as required.
Affixing the profiles to the edges is secured via the clamp insert. Glue or other adhesives are not usually required.
The profiles can generally by assembled by applying pressure by hand. If necessary, the profile can additionally be affixed by lightly applying a soft-face hammer.

Technical information

Minimum placement radii

In order to ensure a consistent seal for the profile and to prevent the profile from detaching, the placement should not be set below the minimum radii. This additionally makes the profile assembly easier.
The radii are listed on the corresponding standard sheets and should be seen as a guideline. Depending on the direction of


Ideally, protective edge seal profiles should maintain a deformation x of approximately 30 - 50% of the maximum value in order to ensure reliable sealing.
Deformation of over 50% can impair seal tightness and reduce the resilience of the sealing material due to plastic deformation.

Basic materials, characteristics

Profiles can be made from various basic materials depending on the application. The table to the right summarizes the general characteristics to facilitate the choice.
Due to the multitude of chemicals, solvents etc. exact specifications are not possible as basic materials that are fundamentally
Operational temperature min.-40 °C- 30 °C- 40 °C
Operational temperature max.+70 °C+100 °C+100 °C
Abrasion resistance / Wear resistance+++
Deformation resistanceo++
Resistant to: *
• UV light / weather exposure+-+
• Chemicals+-+
• Oil, greaseso+-
• Fuelso+-
• Acids+o+
• Alkalineso++
• Solventsooo
• Alcoholoo+

UL certification (Seal profiles as EPDM)

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is an independent global company operating in safety science, similar to TÜV in Germany. Their testing is required as a priority in the US-American and Canadian market.
The GN 2180 protective edge seal profiles made of EPDM possess a “UL-recognized component” mark. This states that the profiles can be used as components in finished products which are also intended for use according to UL certification
For customers and companies, the need for these types of certification is becoming increasingly important, as it guarantees high quality, reliable processing, long durability as well as reliable product safety.

Application examples

Application examples

With their versatility, protective edge trim profiles and/or protective edge seal profiles can be implemented in various applications, for which other Elesa+Ganter products can also be used.

Construction example

Construction examples

The construction depicted shows a standard application of edge protection profiles and edge protection seal profiles. The edge protection seal profiles are attached to the door and the fixed frame. The opening for the door is covered with an edge protection profile at its cut edge.
GN 2182
GN 2182
Description h1 Cutting length l
in m
a b h2 h3 h4 k r1 r2 r3 r4 w1 w2 Weight
GN 2182-14,5-A-20 14.5 20 1 - 2 6.5 8 - - - 40 20 10 - 6.5 5.25 1650
GN 2182-14,5-A-50 14.5 50 1 - 2 6.5 8 - - - 40 20 10 - 6.5 5.25 410
GN 2182-9,5-D-20 9.5 20 1 - 2 9 8 1.5 4 3.25 15 20 30 50 8.75 6.75 1650
GN 2182-9,5-D-50 9.5 50 1 - 2 9 8 1.5 4 3.25 15 20 30 50 8.75 6.75 4100