Rubber & Polyurethane Foam Moulding

Avon Group specialises in Injection and Compression moulding of a wide variety of Rubber polymers for markets as diverse as domestic appliances and Aerosols, Safety Valves and sub-sea Cable Glands.

For over 30 years, we have built our reputation on experienced material selection, fast product turn-round and exceptional quality management.

We offer short-run prototyping to high volume production integrated into JIT/KANBAN implementations. In-house Tool development supported by advanced CAD, allows quick progression from order to full-scale production. Cutting edge optical measuring equipment guarantees on-going quality, while sophisticated cryogenic finishing units ensures flash-free product.

Rubber moulded products

Manufacturers of a diverse range of Rubber moulded products with capabilities in Compression, Transfer and Injection mouldings shot weights up to 4kg and tonnage from 50 to 700.

Products are produced from a wide range of materials: Neoprene; Nitrile; Natural Rubber; EPDM; SBR; Butyl; Hypalon; Epichlorohydrin; HNBR; Silicone; Vamac.

These can be designed in our laboratory prior to production mixing in our state-of-the-art mixing facilities. In addition we offer a Rubber to Metal and Rubber to Composite material bonding option on some of these materials.

Avon Group components and assemblies can be found in OEM suppliers and OEM manufactures including: Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Honda , Toyota, Nissan, Land Rover, Volkswagen, General Motors and many others.

Technical Rubber moulding

Compression & Injection Rubber moulding

Our large raw materials stock, including natural Rubber, Nitriles, Silicones, Fluoroelastomers and EPDM ensures we can offer fast turnaround to meet tight deadlines at highly competitive prices. Our experienced in-house Rubber chemistry technologists provide specialist advice on material selection, including special blends, to meet your demanding performance requirements.

Industries

Over the years Avon Group have also developed into the Domestic, Medical, Leisure, Food, Construction and White goods industries.

Our in-house Tool room and Compounding capability allows us the ability to produce high quality mouldings and ensure the customer requirements and specifications are achieved.

Our manufacturing flexibility enables Avon Group to provide the support to customer requirements for small or high volume runs and respond to changing schedules and call offs.

Polyurethane (PU) Foam is made from a viscous material that sets in a mould rather than being pressed out. It is widely used in high resiliency flexible Foam seating, rigid Foam insulation panels, microcellular Foam, Seals and Gaskets, durable Elastomeric wheels and tyres, Automotive suspension Bushings, Seals and Gaskets.

Automotive

Avon Group are pioneers in the use of PU in the Automotive industry. This experience and expertise results in lower Tooling costs and the ability to form more complex shapes involving right angles and stand ups, all benefiting our customers. This cannot be done using Rubber as the action of the Tool destroys the component and material. In recent years, the price of Rubber, driven by the World supply, has significantly increased by up to 400% in many cases. In contrast, the PU alternative has not been subject to such a substantial increase in the cost of its base material, resulting in PU material being a serious alternative. This is a significant element in OEM decision making when sourcing products to suit a particular requirement.

Special grades

PU can be developed to give specific properties or add to existing grades;

  • Automotive foam types
  • Anti-microbial & biocide additives to resist growth of mould/mildew
  • Flame resistant/self extinguishing
  • Edge weldable
  • Water seals
  • Low permeability
  • Thermoformable
  • Anti-static

Avon Group PU is significantly lighter than solid Rubber due to its unique open cell/cellular construction.

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