We understand the very stringent requirements of industries where the end products are highly regulated.

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Your rubber components aren’t just an afterthought.

When you are developing and manufacturing in highly regulated environments, where health and hygiene are paramount but where efficiency and cleandowns are critical, you need a product, and a supplier, you can trust.

Over 160 years of manufacturing experience coupled with systems and processes that saw us nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Smart Factory Awards, are just two of the reasons to trust us.


We are ideally suited to supply into processing plants.

Our rapid response manufacturing capabilities, product and materials development and testing suites and the facility to manufacture and supply to schedules, means that we are a trusted supplier.

We collaborate with our customers to develop products that meet FDA and USP Class VI challenges, as well as the BfR Food Contact Materials recommendations, utilising our in-house design capabilities and materials specialists.

We have the facilities to mould products to meet short leadtimes, using our in-house tooling manufacture to allow for complete control over a schedule. We also offer FE analysis for validation, as well as supplying to a schedule or from stock.

Processing Industry Products

Seals and gaskets for use with Clean in Place (CIP) and Steam in Place (SIP) can be designed and manufactured, along with solutions for high temperature steam sterilisation.

We offer materials that demonstrate reduced creep and coldflow, therefore preventing likely contamination and offering prolonged lifespans of products.

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Elastomers for moulding are available in specially developed materials for use as food grade seals; these provide excellent performance, particularly in terms of mechanical capabilities and chemical resistance, whilst being compliant with a variety of food and pharmaceutical testing procedures for non-contact applications.

Many sealing products within this industry are designed for single use, to be replaced between production cycles in case of contamination, microbial growth or sterilisation issues, other processes require seals that can remain in place for multiple cycles; we work with our customers to find a solution which fits both the processing requirements, and hygiene demands.

Our metal detectable range of materials contain additives (metallic ferrite), added at the compounding stage and visible to scanning equipment, allowing any rubber contamination to be quickly, easily and safely identified. The additives are approved for use within the food processing industry, and the range of products available in this material ranges from o-rings and gaskets to sheet and bespoke mouldings, in most of the standard grades of rubber.

We supply a range of gaskets and seals into ventilation and fire safety systems for commercial kitchens. Our moulded cushions and diaphragms, rubber O rings and rubber washers are used widely by one of the UK’s leading dispense system manufacturers. Overall, our customers range from the delicious (chocolate and sausage manufacturers), to the practical (packaging and processing systems), through to the thirst quenching (beer and soft drinks).

Case study: Blankmasters – from design to production for processing plants that work to a schedule. Download pdf copy here.

Our expertise in action

Custom solutions to ensure MXGP pole position

Not all our customers want volumes of parts; sometimes they just need a small batch, manufactured to exacting specifications with absolute performance in mind. Challenge: To design and produce parts for improved performance on a competition...

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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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