Rubber for the Aerospace Industry
Our role in the aerospace industry
The aerospace industry is one of the fastest ‘rising’ in the world with a market value of £247 billion. By 2025 this is expected to rise by 7.7% to £356 billion. This is due to a growing demand for efficient aircraft and the commercial use of drone technology. Currently, 87.7 million people work in this industry accounting to £2.9 trillion in GDP. Now this is only likely to increase as technology advances and mobile operated aircraft becomes more prominent.
We design, manufacture and supply premium aerospace rubber components including sheet, matting and rubber strip. Our portfolio also contains specialised extrusions and moulded rubber components to protect people and equipment on the ground.
Our rubber components offering covers the entire aerospace spectrum these include: rubber matting, extrusions, sheeting, rubber bumpers, mouldings, bellows, connectors, gaskets and seals. Acoustic and thermal insulation form integral factors in their design.
How we help the aerospace industry
Our flat sided D and B rubber extrusions sections are frequently used for vehicle and structural protection in the aviation sector. These bumpers make use of our heavy-duty EPDM. They act as a shock absorber, by consuming the energy transmitted from the moving object. The rubber temporarily deforms and compresses, before returning to it's original shape. This makes them perfect in the scenario of protecting baggage-handling vehicles from impacts.
Rubber applications for aerospace
We understand that Rubber plays a pivotal role in the world of aerospace. We offer common applications and aerospace rubber products like:
- Rubber protection for cockpit area
- Rubber matting for air traffic control and baggage retrieval
- Rubber gasket seal
- Aircraft leak prevention extrusion
- Aircraft hatch seals
- Aircraft bumpers
- Vibration dampening mounts or pads
- Aerospace rubber bellows
We supply aerospace rubber seals and other rubber products for this critical travel and defence industry. Polymers have to be resistant to ozone, sunlight and weathering. Aerospace rubber seals demand high chemical and heat resistance. We offer the best high-performance components that can survive the harshest of conditions. Hot, cold as well as exposure to a litany of gases and oils. Various aviation components are manufactured from rubber, because of its stability and long life under exceptional operating conditions.Our Capabilities
AerospaceRubber protection for cockpit area
Keeping pilots and instrumentation safe. We understand the importance of protecting the cockpit and can provide various rubber extrusions which can provide cushioning for the pilots and keep hatches and doors intact. At the worst of times our protective extrusions will do the job.
Engines on an aircraft are always working overtime especially, during flight. The speed they work at can lead to vibrations and vulnerabilities to dust or the elements. The use of rubber bellows can help as they expand and contract maintaining the perfect seal in the process. Our bellows come in various sizes and materials.
Did you know...?
High specification EPDM 'D' section rubber extrusions are widely used in airside applications. These extrusions are used to protect contact points between equipment like aircraft steps. Resistant to oil, sunlight and the ozone, our EPDM material is the perfect choice for long-lasting, dependable, high-performance situations that the aerospace industry encounter on a daily basis.
The Walker Rubber Difference
Rubber products manufactured to order with industry leading turnaround times.
Not quite sure what you need? Our team are on hand to provide fast, high-quality expertise with years of experience to back it up.
Your journey with us starts in sales. Like our exceptional manufacturing lead times, our sales team is no different. They will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are proud to say 90% of enquiries are quoted on the same day ensuring there is no delay in getting your project with us underway.
With our right first-time ethos, combined with only using premium materials from trusted sources, the quality of our rubber products are the best in the business.
We are experts in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our limitations are very small we can produce extrusions from 1m to 10,000m in length or 1mm to 300mm across.Rubber Extrusions
Our selection of cutting machinery enables us to be accurate and precise, meeting the required specifications for our customers.Rubber Gaskets
Most moulding requirements are unique to each customer. We supply a comprehensive range of mouldings in a variety of compounds: EPDM, Neoprene, Natural, Nitrile Silicone, Viton, Polyurethane and TPE.Rubber Mouldings
One of our more unique capabilities. We can bond together multiple types of rubber sheet to create your ideal material.Rubber Bonding
We have the capability to manufacture tooling inhouse, turning your ideas into reality with a short but cost-effective turnaroundRubber Tooling