Rubber for the Renewable Energy Industry
Our role in the renewable energy industry
Climate change has made it abundantly clear that we must change the way we harvest our energy. Fossil fuels will run out and the way we extract them from the earth, is proving to cause more harm than good.
Renewable energy is the way forward and has been highlighted through various methods:
The renewables sector now has a market value £725 billion in 2020 and is forecasted to reach £1628 billion in 2030. We’re conscious of the changes in our environment and the sense of urgency that must be taken in order to restore our green world. Our plan is to work with as many renewables companies as we can to help preserve our home.
Rubber applications for renewable energy
Rubber is commonly used in the renewable industry. The most popular rubber applications for renewable energy include:
- Rubber extrusions
- Rubber gaskets
- Hydraulic seals
- Pneumatic seals
- Slew rings
- Turbine seals
- Rubber sea defence blocks
- Rubber & foam sheeting
- Rubber moulding
Protecting components from various contaminants including dirt, dust, moisture and humidity is key reason behind the use of rubber parts. The performance and wear rate of components and parts unique to this industry is vital to the security of the supply of energy.
Rubber components face extreme conditions. The most common being; prolonged sun exposure, solar radiation, gale force winds, as well as high temperatures from geothermal heat pumps. Rubber is key to protecting sensitive electronic components, and these must be highly effective for optimal performance. The severity of these extreme environments makes the selection of the right material and precise manufacturing processes essential to the long-term performance of the whole system.
We understand the importance of choosing the right material and method of manufacture. Given our wealth of experience in this field, we are well placed to help you select the most appropriate materials, and the optimal manufacturing methods for your specific application needs.Our Capabilities
Did you know...?
A high-profile insurance company was looking to move their offices to a larger facility. These brand-new offices are self-sufficient courtesy of a solar powered car port, solving the parking and energy issue. The companies involved, needed rubber bumpers for the base of the columns reinforcing the car port. To prevent damage on both the structure and vehicles. We were approached due to our expertise and rapid response to any project.
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