Rubber for the Mining & Metal Industry
Our role in the mining industry
The Mining industry value is set to increase to £1.65 trillion by the end of 2022. There are still 35,000 active mines in the world and Chile (with their copper mines) and Australia (gold mines) mine the most materials every year. With the introduction of drone technology, it has become safer to send workers into the mines as they get a guided tour of their work environment. The managers can justify whether all areas of the mine are stable enough and will not cave in.
Underground and on the surface, we supply the rubber components that keep your equipment safe, secure and productive. Our ability to manufacture a wide range of rubber extrusions, using abrasive resistant and long-lasting compounds as well as supplying mouldings, sheet, gaskets and seals from our UK factory, is unrivalled. We offer unbeatable service and value, supplying premium rubber products for the mining, quarrying and aggregates industries.
Rubber applications for mining
Rubber is a necessary component for the mining and metals industry with these being some of the most popular applications of rubber:
- Quarry linings
- Suction hoses
- Gaskets for machinery
- Seals for machinery
- Anti-vibration rollers
- Anti-vibration mouldings
- Conveyor skirting
- Rubber sheeting
- Nonslip matting for work sites
- Brick blocks for heavy equipment
Conveyor belt rubber skirting
It's common practice for rubber to be used as skirting on conveyors. Rubber skirting is important in preventing spillages and useful for guiding materials onto and around the conveyor. The skirting is produced by cutting sheet rubber into specific measures. These strips of rubber creates a seal on the conveyor system to prevent any loss of material.
We understand the costs associated with conveyors being out of action and our ability to manufacture new skirting quickly and reliably is highly valued. Our ability to manufacture, with a very short lead time, sets us apart from many of our competitors.View Our Conveyor Belt Skirting
Did you know...?
When one of Europe's largest rubber manufacturing companies failed to deliver, our customer approached us based on our rapid responses. In a matter of weeks, we developed and manufactured a large quantity of conveyor belt skirt seals which were quickly shipped to mines in South America. Our customer was able to win more business, purely based on being able to provide the skirts quicker than anyone else.
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