Enlightening Polyurethane Moulding Solution 

Enlightening Polyurethane Moulding Solution to meet Customer Specification

We have recently put into production a new product for a leading UK lighting manufacturer.

We were recently contacted by a manufacturer of external lighting who were determined to find a product solution to protect their lampposts from corrosion and impact damage at the base, where the lamppost is most vulnerable. 

They came to Clifton Rubber with an initial design concept for a polyurethane base protector, with the aim of replacing the traditional cast iron products and increasing the longevity and appearance of their lamppost products while in use.  

Our Sales Executive dealing with the enquiry and Engineering Manager met with the customer to discuss their requirements and provide input into the design and material specifications to ensure the final concept was suitable for use and designed for manufacture.  After initial prototyping and sample trials the moulded polyurethane parts were deemed a success and put into production.  

We now regularly manufacture batches of these parts for our customer on a make to order basis, consistently meeting their expected lead times and quality requirements. 

Phil Holt, Sales Executive for Clifton Rubber commented: 

“We are delighted to assist in the design and manufacture of a moulded polyurethane product for this company.  Our design and production teams worked closely with the customer to provide a solution that met their requirements.”

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber produced bespoke polyurethane mouldings for us to our design and worked closely with us to develop our product. We’re very happy with the end result and would recommend them to others”

    Polyurethane Bespoke Project Customer

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Polyurethane Solution for Lifting Equipment

A Polyurethane Solution Provides a Quieter Working Environment

We have just completed a successful polyurethane moulding project for a Maintenance company specialising in Lifting Equipment.   

The company use carriage wheels on a metal track for lifting equipment in their workshop. However, the sound of metal on metal is quite loud and distracting for those working with the equipment below.  They wanted a more silent solution. 

The company approached our in-house design team who looked at whether we could come up with a solution whereby the wheels were covered in rubber, to see if this would make things less noisy.  

Design Team Input

Our design team looked at a few options, both rubber and polyurethane.  The decision was made that a polyurethane covering would be a more cost-effective solution.

Our polyurethane production team set to work to create a new mould for the coating.  We then created eight samples – enough for one of their lifting trolleys, so the customer could run a trial.

This resulted in a very happy customer.  There was a noticeable reduction in noise and the poly covered carriage wheels will be put in place across the whole workshop.

We now have a second batch of 28 units in production with more to follow.

Phi Holt, our Sales Executive commented: 

“We were able to work with the customer to provide a solution that was cost effective and created a safer working environment for their workforce.  Our in-house design and production teams were able to produce some prototypes for trial and then we worked together to create the final product for introduction into their workshop.”

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber produced bespoke polyurethane mouldings for us to our design and worked closely with us to develop our product. We’re very happy with the end result and would recommend them to others”

    Polyurethane Bespoke Project Customer

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Rubber Roller Project Provides Subsea Solution

Bespoke Rubber Roller Solution for Subsea Solutions Company

Always striving to offer bespoke solutions to meet specific customer requirements, in whatever industry, we recently worked on a rubber roller covering project for a company in the Offshore industry.

The Company needed a solution for a client who works in the Oil & Gas Industry and were looking for a specific coating for a large offshore pipe, that would need to withstand severe offshore conditions.

We supplied a vulcanized Neoprene rubber coating onto on a 4m length of 24” diameter pipe to Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS).  Neoprene is regularly used when resistance to weather conditions is important.

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) is a technology leading engineering business with a large a portfolio of products and equipment to provide solutions to the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.  They supply novel, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for subsea and deep-water projects in some of the world’s most demanding environments.

The coated pipe was required to prepare a detailed system mock-up for trialling the fitness for purpose of coating removal tools that were to be supplied for the maintenance of submerged vertical pipelines for an Oil & Gas Operator in North Africa. 

We were able to supply a representative coating of the appropriate thickness and hardness to match the condition of the offshore pipe.  This was to ensure that the test mimicked the conditions expected offshore as much as possible, such that the test was of significant value to CSS and their Operator Client thus minimising operational risk.

Andrew Meddings, Sales Executive at Clifton Rubber said:

“This was a challenging project which was extremely interesting to work on.  We were delighted to be able to provide a bespoke solution that met the customer’s needs.” 

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber were able to supply a representative coating of the appropriate thickness and hardness to match the condition of the offshore pipe”

    Bespoke Rubber Roller Covering Customer

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Poly Moulding Project for Hospitality Sector

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New Bespoke Polyurethane Moulding Project Provides Parts for High End Bar Equipment

We have recently successfully completed an interesting project for a new consumer products company.  The customer required a bespoke polyurethane drip tray moulding, which would form part of a new piece of high-end bar equipment.

One of the key customer requirements was a bubble and blemish free finish to the polyurethane and in addition they required a variety of colour options.

Our Production and Sales teams worked closely with the customer throughout the process to produce one off-tool samples. Initially the surface finish and hardness of these first samples was not suitable for the customer’s needs.

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Customer Feedback Helps Refine the Design

With the customer’s feedback our team made some amendments to the tooling and the casting technique and produced further samples for them.  These had a smoother finish and were at a slightly harder Shore A hardness, which the customer was very happy with.

Initially the Production team produced these parts in a black polyurethane material but have been able to manufacture them in blue also.  It is always possible to colour match to a RAL number provided to us, which gives the customer a full range of colour options going forward.

The customer was delighted with the finished design and felt it met their requirements exactly as expected.

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber produced bespoke polyurethane mouldings for us to our design and worked closely with us to develop our product. We’re very happy with the end result and would recommend them to others”

    Polyurethane Bespoke Project Customer

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