Rubber for the Dredging Industry
Our role in the dredging industry
In open markets around the world, the dredging industry achieved a turnover of £4.74 billion accounting for a GDP of 4.1%. The dredging industry is becoming increasingly important as the actions of climate changing are proving more profound. Dredging equipment can help those that are most vulnerable either living on flood plains, or coastal regions where sea levels are rising. As we move into a more sustainable way of life, dredging is important in clearing the areas to install hydro and wind-based energy plants.
We have had the pleasure of working alongside customers from the dredging industry for many years. We supply top quality elastomeric compounds and offer expert manufacturing processes to this demanding market. Whatever you’re looking for, we have you covered. We have over 2500 extrusion profiles for you to choose from and we can even custom design a bespoke profile for you personally.
Rubber applications for dredging
The most popular rubber applications for dredging include:
- Non-slip work site matting
- Rubber hatch door seals
- Vessel window seals
- Suction vessel hosing
- Fendering protection for vessels
- Rubber extrusions for electrical or mechanical equipment
- Discharge system seals
- Dry Dock seals
- Vessel Buffers
- Lip, Caisson and Barge seals
Seals for bottom discharge systems
There are two types of sand discharge systems: conical valve and bottom door discharge systems. This is a common product we develop, manufacturing seals for both, proven to be very cost-effective and with substantially shorter lead times than our competitors.
In addition to Hatch seals, we can also manufacture Dry Dock Seals, Rubber Fenders and Buffers, Lip Seals, Caisson Seals and Barge Seals, meaning easier and safer access for repairs and maintenance in the dry dock industry.
Whether you're searching for canal gates, radials, sluice, or vertical gate solutions, we can help you quickly and cost-effectively. Our high-quality compounds ensure long life in, gate and dam seals. They are extensively tested for abrasion and tearing.
DredgingDischarge system gaskets and seals
Discharge systems on boats can hold large amounts of raw sewage. To keep these systems locked tight, our seals can be implemented to facilitate this. Walker Rubber can produce gaskets and seals for this specific application to help keep your discharge systems under control. Our extensive portfolio of over 1000 standard profiles is courtesy of our expertise and many decades of experience in this industry.
Did you know...?
We have supported Marine and Dredging customers significantly in recent years in national and international markets. When one of Europe’s largest hatch seal manufacturing companies failed to deliver and our customer’s dredger needed to get back to sea urgently, we answered the call. In just 5 working days we did what our much larger competitor wanted 5 more weeks to do. We do whatever we can to help you meet your targets. This is the Walker Rubber promise.
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