Rubber for the Automotive Industry
Our role in the automotive industry
The automotive industry is one of the most fast paced and changing sectors in the world. 66.7 million vehicles were sold globally in 2021, leading to global turnover of over £1.6 trillion. These companies are pioneers of innovation in their respected field and are essential in helping the masses get from A to B. This industry works in the short term, meaning new editions and concepts are being assembled and sold year in, year out.
The frequent turnaround is constant, so the need for supplies in a fast and orderly fashion is paramount. This is where we come in. Like the automotive industry, we pride ourselves on being lean and agile producing your products with rapid lead times.
We can assist you, whether you’re looking to test a new prototype or if you need an extrusion or gasket for your machinery or vehicles. Our high-quality and high-performance rubber components are just what you are looking for.
Why not give us a test drive and see for yourself?
Rubber applications for automotive
Rubber is used across the automotive industry in a wide range of automobiles. The most popular rubber applications for automotive include:
- Car pipeline extrusions
- Brake disc washers
- Extrusion for car sealing systems
- Anti-vibration gaskets
- Moulded rubber parts
Rubber components for the automotive industry have a set of very specific requirements. Rubber remains a key component in the automotive industry, with modern, vintage and racing cars heavily rubber reliant. Walker Rubber designs and manufactures every imaginable seal and hose, matting for the humble mud flap, to parts that are not immediately visible. Vehicles take up the lion's share of the world's rubber production.Our Capabilities
Why use rubber in the automotive industry?
The unique properties of rubber make it ideal for many automotive applications. Our range of polymers and compounds available ensure that every specific application is catered for by us. Although different types of rubber have their own characteristics, a compound can be selected to optimise the following useful properties:
- Abrasion Resistance
- Resistance to hot and cold temperatures
- Resistance to chemicals and grease
- Ozone resistance
- Excellent resistence to oil
- High tear strength
AutomotiveRubber extrusion profiles
Our portfolio reaches over 1000 standard extrusion profiles. As well having the ability to custom build profiles for customers. Just send us a design and our experienced team of engineers will create your new profile for extrusion. Rubber extrusions can be used to protect from knocks, noise and vibrations which can damage the vehicle.View our Rubber Extrusions
AutomotiveRubber edge trim
Our edge trim seals can be used for various areas of your car. Seals are long-lasting but do need to be changed once they fail. Edge trim seals fail by splitting or cracking. They are mainly used for boots, bonnets, windows and door openings.
These products are hard wearing, waterproof and washable. Edge trim can clip onto wood metal, plastic and our easy to install, simply cut with scissors and push the internal lips to clip to the area you want to seal. Our edge trim is flexible and tough.Check out our Edge Trim
Did you know...?
It is a little-known fact that the first road-going Tesla used components that were supplied by us in 2008. Tesla began selling its first ever road car, the Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car utilising the Lotus Elise chassis. Over 2400 examples were sold between 2008 and 2012 and all these cars contain components supplied by our company. Lotus, as you may know, is based in our home county of Norfolk.
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