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Oil & Gas

Proud to support

We are proud to support a variety of customers working in very demanding environments with specialised demands.

Working with OEM equipment manufacturers, distributors and MRO organisations throughout the Oil & Gas industry, we supply a range of specially developed products such as bespoke seals in low-temperature materials such as Epichlorhydrin, HNBR and Fluorosilicon; HVP-flapper seals and slipper seals; Viton®, Aflas®, and silicone rubber O rings.

Working in conjunction with our rubber compounding experts, we have materials suitable for NORSOK product compliance, with other grades suitable for downhole “swelling rubber” applications, whether water swellable or oil swellable. This novel technology uses the attributes of specially compounded swellable elastomers to create products such as swellable packers for down hole operations where the short lifespan of a given well means that more traditional sealing methods are not cost effective.

In partnership

In partnership with our customers we help to design and manufacture custom designed parts and materials specific to particular applications in the oil and gas industries.

We currently supply ranges of rubber valve seals to a number of customers, and the inside diameter requirements of such seals can range from 3” to 84”.

The larger items are manufactured by moulding sections of profiled seal and then vulcanising in a specially developed jig in order to provide the correct curvature, or taking an extruded profile and vulcanising a joint to create a continuous rubber seal.

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Oil & Gas

High Quality Materials

As well as rubber seals, we supply industrial rubber or machined engineering plastic items for rotary steerable tools, tether clamps and sub-sea ROV’s used in exploration and exploitation. 

Products include rubber to steel bonded joints, moulded end caps, sheave wheels machined from engineering plastic and large rubber clamp pads with internal steel reinforcement. Many of these products are manufactured in materials such as bisphenol and peroxide cured FKM Fluorocarbon grades such as Viton®, FEPM grades such as Aflas® and HNBR , which can withstand the rigours of down hole operations such as explosive decompression (also known as RGD or ED) and exposure to a huge variety of aggressive chemicals and gases.


These materials have been tested against ISO 23936-2, but as ever, specific applications may require custom product and compound design, along with specific testing and certification.

Polyurethane rubber parts supplied into the oil and gas industry include moulded pigs for flushing pipelines, foam ball ends and fenders. As seal manufacturers we also machine seals to specification or for prototyping and testing, not only in rubber materials such as Silicone, Viton and Nitrile, but also in engineering plastics such as Polyurethane, PEEK, virgin and filled PTFE, modified TFP PTFE, Ekonol and Rulon for example.

Products that are currently in demand within the industry include Slipper seals, Flapper seals, Vee packings, cable packers, wiper seals, piston rings and bypass check valves.

Choosing the right rubber materials is vital in rubber engineering

Products that we have supplied into the oil and gas industries include:

  • Music Note Seals
  • Blade Seals
  • Round Nose Seals
  • Butterfly Valve Seals
  • Angulation Joints
  • RST – Rotary Steerable Tool Joints
  • Mid Water Arch Tether Clamps
  • Packer Seal Chevron Packs
  • Pigs – Pipeline Inspection Gauges
  • Machined seals for Downhole Fishing Tools
  • Slipper Seals
  • Flapper Seals
  • Cable Packers
  • Wiper Rings
  • Low Temperature Seals
  • Explosive Decompression resistant Seals
  • ROV – Remote Observation Vehicle Seals & bearings
  • Bypass Check Valve Seals
  • Foam Ball Ends
  • Tool Thread Protectors
  • Gaskets
  • Strip
  • Machinery Mountings
  • Anti Slip Grips
  • Blowout (BOP) Preventer Seals (Inner & Outer)
  • Vee Packings
  • Chevron Packs
  • Locating Guide Cones
  • Kelly Cock Ball Valve Seals
  • Dowty Washers
  • Rubber O Rings
  • Hydraulic Seals
  • Pneumatic Seals
  • ANSI Pipe Flange Gasket

Our expertise in action

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Critical components test the boundaries of moulding techniques

Rubber is the ideal solution for a fuel hose - it can cope with extreme chemicals and provides flexibility. However, when trying to design for both safety and space-saving, a unique challenge is presented. Challenge: To...

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FEA simulation for crash test readiness

Finite element analysis can be used not only for understanding wear and reducing the cost of prototyping but also as part of a critical safety analysis prior to real-world tests. The challenge: To assist a commercial...

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Designing for production efficiencies

The processing industry is under pressure to offer efficiencies and cost-savings at all stages of their process. Consistent, reliable supply is the backbone of a productive business - and sometimes design for manufacture is key. The...

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Putting aesthetics at the forefront

There are times when the appearance of a product is equally as important as the function; if we know that from the outset we will design and manufacture with the visual impact as a priority. The...

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Designing around existing components for bespoke solutions

Often, our customers do not have CAD facilities; they rely upon us to take their vision and work with it to propose and develop a suitable solution. The challenge: To conceptualise and develop the design of...

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A race against time for design and production

For many of our customers their products are constantly going through re-design and development for improvement; we have to align ourselves with that process, often against tough deadlines. The challenge: To replicate a moulded rubber HNBR...

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Quality and workmanship to match your brand’s reputation

Some brands build their reputation on quality, finish and great British engineering. Whatever the critical factors for your product in terms of design and manufacture, we will work in partnership to make sure that our piece...

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Unusual solutions to solve a unique problem

Combining industry-specific knowledge with expertise in rubber engineering - whilst collaborating with engineers on site - allows us to think past the usual solution to a problem and design something to fit within a unique range...

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Problem solving and production for fluid engineering

Flowplant supply over 250 pumps every year throughout their distributor network, so when they came to us in 2018 looking for help in developing their diaphragm line we knew they would need support in both problem-solving...

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