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CAPABILITIES 2018-09-13T14:31:18+00:00

Fabricating

We are world-renowned for our capabilities in creating flexible rubber fabrications, structures and integrated semi-rigid solutions. Our largest ever hand-built flexible product being a complete inflatable rail vehicle gangway sited on the front end of a train. We can build anything from a simple cover to a multi-directional gaiter for critical joint protection.

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Rubber Moulding

We can mould parts anywhere between a few millimeters up to diameters of 4 meters in our largest steam autoclave. We can mould components incorporating metal inserts, reinforcing fabrics and even steel mesh.

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Rubber Coated Fabrics

We can supply a wide variety of polymer coated textiles in both a fully cured or uncured condition depending on our customers requirements. We operate a fabric coating line with the ability to coat a variety of textiles up to a finished width of 1,500mm with inline curing. Typical engineered textiles include aramids, nylons, polyesters, glass and highly abrasion resistant wear fabrics for specialist applications.

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Mandrel Forming

With the benefit of having very large wet and dry autoclaves on site, we can manufacture flexible constructions and mandrel built bladders. We currently manufacture mandrel built bladders that are 3m long and are used in the mining industry.

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Hand Built Inflatables

One of the largest areas of our business is our expertise and knowledge in constructing high pressure inflatable parts used for clamping and sealing. We have the ability to build-in unique retention systems and incorporate abrasion resistant material on the operating face to provide an extremely durable and hard wearing component.

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Calendering

We operate a four bowl heated calender allowing us to manufacture to very accurate tolerances. Materials can be supplied unreinforced on a liner or directly onto a fabric substrate in both a cured and uncured state.

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Rotocuring

We have two rotocures on site that give us the ability to process a continuous length of material. Combinations of fabrics and rubber can be incorporated together using this method, such as our Sisiara™ seating units and resilient webbing.

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Rubber to Metal Bonding

We produce complex rubber to metal mouldings with a wide range of press sizes to best suit requirements. With our range of skills, knowledge, and equipment we are able to provide quality products that our customers rely upon.

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