State of the art Moulding, Phosphate and Rubber to Metal bonding, Extrusion, Volume Aerosol Die cutting and Lathe cut Washers, 30% Automotive and 70% Aerosol.
- Staff: 160
- 167,000 sq ft factory
- Global partner to the Aerosol Valve industry for Stem and Cup Seals
- Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier to the Automotive industry
- Dynamic laboratories for on-site testing
Avon Engineered Rubber is the premier global supplier of 3D article specific Moulding and Aerosol Gaskets and Seals
We specialise in Sealing, Gasketing, Air management and Gap filling applications
AER manufactured components are used on 5 of the 7 continents and are all manufactured in our purpose built factory in South Wales. Our factory is accredited to ISO9001, TS16949 and ISO 14001. We also have distribution and service facility in Illinois, USA.
AER is a unique supplier to the Aerosol Valve market as we manufacture both Stem Seals and Cup Gaskets.
Our customers enjoy full support from our considerable technical and advisory resource and we can, as required, undertake full service supply. Every new programme is managed by a dedicated Project Manager.
Our bespoke testing and evaluation capability extends when required to Rheometer and Chemical analysis (both within Avon Engineered Rubber and accredited external test houses in specific instances), static, dynamic, multi-axial fatigue testing and full 3D measurement and analysis.
13.2 billion Aerosols are sold around the World every year and Avon Group’s Maerdy facility is one of only two companies that make them.
Material Design and Development
At Avon Engineered Rubber, our in-house chemists and polymer technicians design and develop compound to ensure that all our materials are compliant with evolving legislation and meet any application specific requirements from our customers. New raw materials are continually being assessed, providing customers with the opportunity to explore lower cost options.
All our Rubber compounds are mixed using the latest mixing equipment with industry leading quality control systems and processes. Further testing is conducted on all mixed batches to ensure mix consistency and specification adherence prior to manufacture. We are able to guarantee full traceability to our customers.
The materials we process include Nitrile, Chloralrene, EPDM, Butyl and Chlorobutyl, Silicon and Fluorocarbons.
Aerosol Gaskets and Seals
AER supplies Gaskets and Seals to Worldwide Aerosol valve, atomiser spray and pump manufacturers. Our Gaskets are used in the widest spectrum of applications which include Health and Beauty, Household, Medical finishing and many other markets.
Extruded and Cut Seals and Gaskets (Cup Seals)
The tubes we use in our Cup Seals are manufactured by either, a closely toleranced extrude-and-cure process, or by Injection Moulding on state of the art Rubber Injection presses. The tubes are then cut to exacting tolerances on the very latest design of high speed Lathe cutting machines. Typically an AER cut Gasket is accurate to within 001″ – 003″.
Both during and post manufacture, our Gaskets are subject to rigorous quality control and inspection regimes utilising numeric SPC systems and digital inspection mediums.
Pressed Stem Seals and Gaskets
Our Stem Seals are manufactured to the same exacting standards as our Rubber Cup Gaskets, utilising application specific, industry compliant, raw material.
Raw material is converted into tightly toleranced roll format before being presented to our ultra high speed cutting presses.
Avon Group have developed and evolved tooling that provides a double compound cut which delivers the most accurate and highest quality pressed Seals thus eliminating waste.
Our control procedures are such that we typically manufacture Gaskets with a tolerance of 002″.
All AER Gaskets go through a post manufacture and in-process inspection as well as a final quality inspection and audit prior to packing and distribution.
Technical 3D Rubber Mouldings
Avon Group have invested extensively in the most modern high speed energy efficient Rubber moulding presses and sub processes.
Our Moulding capability includes mono material Moulding, Rubber over moulding and Rubber to Metal bonding.
AER supplies high quality technical Mouldings and Assemblies to the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Truck and Bus, off Highway and Industrial market sectors.
We are accredited to TS16949 and many customer specific audit processes.
Avon Engineered Rubber Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1443 735000
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