Rubber, PVC and silicone patches are often used on sport apparel, car merchandise, keychains, packaging, footwear, surf and snow sporting goods. They are made for durability and are moisture resistant. They have a 3D raised surface which is often a benefit for branding purposes.
Molds are created for each type of rubber patch. The material is then injected into the mold. Molds are approximately $250 and is a one-time fee.
The application process for these types of patches are varied. Sewing them on is the best option if attaching them onto wearable material. If sewing them on then your patches will have a customized sewing channel in the border of the patch. Rubber patches can also be applied with heat welding machine or sticker adhesive backing.