Rubber and Polyurethane Components Used For The Oil and Gas Industry

Clifton Rubber is a specialist rubber & polyurethane manufacturer supplying products to the world’s energy creating industries including the offshore and onshore oil & gas sector.  Our products are used for various onshore and offshore Oil & Gas applications including:

  • Tensioner Track Pads
  • Piggy Back Blocks
  • Centralisers
  • Pipe and Cable Clamps
  • Pipe Laying Rollers
  • Bend Restrictors
  • Pigs and Pigging Systems
  • Viton Gaskets
  • Tensioner Track Pads
  • Pipe End and Thread Protectors
  • Cable Sheath Lining

Clifton Rubber has a technically advanced polyurethane department which can process various material specifications specifically for the oil and gas industry ranging from standard grade PU to high tensile PU.  Clifton Rubber is ISO 9001 accredited and as such adheres to strict quality procedures ensuring our products meet the demanding specifications and quality assurances required by the industry.

Clifton Rubber Capabilities By Industry: Oil & Gas

Rubber Moulding For The Oil & Gas Industry

Rubber moulding offers significant advantages to the oil & gas industry, enhancing safety and operational efficiency. The process enables the creation of custom-designed rubber components that withstand harsh offshore environments, including corrosion, extreme temperatures, and high-pressure conditions. 

These durable rubber parts play a crucial role in sealing, insulating, and damping, ensuring watertight connections and preventing leaks in subsea equipment and pipelines. 

Clifton Rubber’s products provide cost-effective solutions, allowing mass production of identical components, and reducing downtime and maintenance expenses. 

Our flexibility in design and production allows customers to adapt to evolving requirements, enhancing overall productivity and reliability.

Typical rubber moulded components include:

Cable and Pipe Seals: used extensively in offshore oil & gas equipment and structures to create watertight and airtight seals. 

Pipe and Cable Clamps: used to protect and hold in place.

Vibration Dampers: to reduce the impact of vibrations and shocks on offshore equipment and machinery. 

Rubber Bumpers and Fenders: Rubber bumpers and fenders are used on offshore platforms and vessels to absorb impact and prevent damage during docking and mooring. They are also used on equipment to protect against accidental collisions.  Also they are used in offshore equipment and structures to accommodate movement and absorb forces caused by wind, waves, and currents. 

Floatation Devices: used on offshore applications like floating platforms and buoys

Subsea Equipment: use rubber moulded components such as seals to maintain their functionality and safety in underwater environments.

The oil & gas industry may require custom rubber moulded parts designed for specific applications, such as underwater connectors, pipeline repair clamps, and more and Clifton Rubber can always help with the design and manufacture of custom moulded components.

Polyurethane Moulding For The Oil & Gas Industry

The versatility of polyurethane allows for producing robust, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant components that excel in challenging marine environments. Offshore equipment, such as buoyancy modules, cable protection systems, and pipe insulation, benefits from the superior mechanical properties of polyurethane, providing excellent impact resistance and load-bearing capabilities. 

Cable and Pipe Seals: used extensively in offshore equipment and structures to create watertight and airtight seals. 

Floatation Devices: used on offshore applications like floating platforms and buoys for protection and positioning.

  • Pigs and Pigging Systems: used for cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining pipelines in the oil and gas industry. Polyurethane foam or solid polyurethane pigs are used for carrying out pipeline inspections.
  • Bend restrictors: controls the bending of the flexible pipeline, umbilical or cable to prevent damage from occurring
  • Pipe end and thread protectors: for pipe protection.
  • Centralisers: a device fitted with a hinged collar to keep the casing or liner in the center of the wellbore. 
  • Piggy Back Blocks: used during pipelay operations to secure smaller diameter service pipelines, cables or umbilicals to a large diameter pipeline.

The customizability and rapid production of polyurethane moulded parts enable efficient project completion, contributing to increased operational efficiency and enhanced safety in oil and gas operations.

Rubber Covering including

Rubber covering benefits the offshore industry, safeguarding equipment and structures against harsh marine conditions. By providing a protective layer, it enhances corrosion resistance, preventing damage caused by saltwater in offshore locations, chemicals, and abrasive elements. 

Rubber covering significantly extends the lifespan of offshore assets, promoting efficient and cost-effective operations in this challenging environment.

Rubber Rollers

Polyurethane or rubber rollers are used in material handling equipment in the oil and gas sector, such as conveyors, to transport heavy pipes, equipment, and materials. They offer excellent wear resistance and load-bearing capacity.

Equipment they are used in includes:

Winches and Rope handing – to guide cables.

Conveyor Systems – to transport equipment and materials

Mooring Systems – to maintain stability

Pipeline Inspections – used in equipment for testing pipelines

Rubber rollers may be custom-designed and used for specific offshore applications, depending on the unique requirements of a project or operation.

Rubber Wheels

Wheels are used in various applications in the oil and gas industry.

These include:

  • Trolleys to transport tools and equipment
  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Mobile Platforms

Rubber Extrusion For The Oil & Gas Industry

Rubber extrusion plays a vital role in benefiting the oil and gas industry through its diverse applications and advantages. The process allows for the creation of customised rubber profiles with precise dimensions, catering to specific requirements of offshore equipment and structures. 

These profiles are used for sealing, insulation, and protection against environmental elements, ensuring watertight and reliable connections. 

Their versatility enables the development of complex shapes, contributing to improved design options and enhanced performance. 

Products include:

  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Cable Management Systems
  • Pipe and Cable Clamps
  • Bumpers and Protectors

Rubber Sheets Conversion For The Oil & Gas


Rubber sheet conversion offers numerous advantages to the offshore industry, proving to be a versatile solution for various applications. Our custom-cut rubber sheets provide excellent protection against corrosion, abrasion, and impact, extending the lifespan of critical offshore equipment and structures. 

Typical uses for rubber sheet conversion include:




Shock Absorption

Rubber sheets with specific chemical and oil-resistant properties are used in areas where exposure to corrosive chemicals or hydrocarbons is a concern, such as in chemical storage areas or near drilling operations.

Precision Engineering For The Oil & Gas Industry

The meticulous design and manufacturing of precision-engineered components ensure optimal performance, reliability, and safety in offshore operations. 

These precisely crafted parts withstand extreme environmental conditions, including high pressure, corrosion, and temperature fluctuations. 

With its high-level accuracy and attention to detail, precision engineering ensures the production of intricately designed rubber and polyurethane components, optimising performance and safety. 

Essentially precision engineering allows the offshore industry to achieve higher standards of quality, cost-effectiveness, and overall excellence.


    50 years of industry experience in rubber and polyurethane manufacturing

  • UK Manufacturing

    A UK based and family owned Manufacturing company

  • In-House Engineering

    Precision Engineering on-site for tool-making and support

  • Flexible Orders

    Low volume one off orders, up to high volume continuous production orders welcome

Companies We’ve Worked With


  • “Since Clifton Rubber has taken over the re-covering of these gripper pads the customer has had no premature failures and the products have a much longer lifespan.”

    Tom, Manufacturing Company

  • “Just to let you know that our new ditch matting that we purchased from you is spot on. Used all through this busy season, really pleased with it.”

    Ken, Fairford Bowling Club

  • “Working with Clifton Rubber has been a real pleasure. Their technical department have gone above and beyond the call of duty to produce the special shaped rubber profile I required. I’m extremely pleased with the end result.”

    Chris, Purchasing Manager, Boat Manufacturer

  • “The Clifton Rubber Bowls Ditch Liners look and feel top quality. Thank you for all your help and advice when placing the order. We will definitely be recommending you.”

    Andrew, Club Secretary, Bowls Club

  • “Excellent service which is unusual in this day and age. The polyurethane screening stars do the job great, very very pleased.”

    Richard,Owner, Screener Manufacturer

  • “Really pleased we found Clifton Rubber, their technical team really helped us in the early stages of our project and now they produce our parts which we know will be top quality every time.”

    Sophie, Purchasing Manager, Machinery Manufacturer

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