Since 1973 we have developed significant technical expertise in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our knowledge of both design and manufacture means we can produce and supply standard or custom made extrusions for most applications.
We have a wide range of rubber extrusion equipment providing the flexibility required to meet our customer’s bespoke extrusion profile demands. We can offer our customers various sizes and quantities of rubber extrusions to suit specific needs and all of our extrusion profiles and materials are manufactured to British, European or International standards or to exact customer specifications.
Common Extrusion Profiles
Always striving to meet customer requirements, the most common extrusion profiles we supply include:
- 'D' Sections
- 'E' Sections
- 'L' Sections
- 'P' Sections
- 'U' Channels
- Box Sections
- Lip Seals
- Rubber Tubes
- Rubber Cords
- Rubber Piping
- Rubber Door Seals
The Extrusion Process
The term rubber extrusion is defined as producing a product with a consistent cross-sectional shape by pushing uncured rubber material through a mould die. There are two main types of extruder used to push the rubber through the die, these are screw extruders and ram extruders and the choice of which to use will generally depend on the length and quantity of the extrusion profile required.
The vulcanisation process takes place once the profile has been extruded generally using microwaves, steam autoclaves, hot baths or hot air. The profile is then packaged and made ready to ship to our customer.
Typically our rubber extrusions are manufactured from EPDM or silicon but other rubber materials can be specified, such as Nitrile or Neoprene. EPDM is available as either a dense or sponge.
We can also manufacture special extrusion profiles in the following material grades:
- High and Low Temperature
- WRAS Approved
- Flame Retardant
We can produce coloured extrusion profiles to suit and Shore hardness can be specified as required.
Watch a video on our Rubber Extrusion capabilities
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.”
"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."
"Excellent service which is unusual in this day and age. The polyurethane screening stars do the job great, very very pleased."
"There are a lot of rubber rollers in our food processing plant and Clifton Rubber have always provided a great refurbishment service when our rollers need repairing. We get our rollers back quickly and they are always great quality.”
"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."