When manufactured correctly, rubber bonded to metal components are highly effective for noise reduction in automobiles and in other engineering applications where it is important to minimize the impact of mechanical vibration.

Rubber bonded to metal component parts can be manufactured from most rubber compounds as long as an appropriate bonding agent and substrate is utilized. The selection of the right bonding agent is crucial to ensure that the part manufactured from rubber to metal bonding is able to withstand the required operating environment. The type of bonding agent used depends on the type of rubber and substrate to be bonded. Both water-based and solvent-based bonding agents are available.

The type of substrate used in the rubber to metal bonding process is also vitally important. Rubber will bond to almost any substrate, but for most applications a metal substrate is most effective for rubber to metal bonding.