Southbourne Rubber is a long-established manufacturer of rubber parts that are made and tested to the highest standards. As well as having a core and well-stocked product range – which includes o-rings, grommets, gaskets, rubber seals and sheet materials – we are experienced and equipped to satisfy orders for custom moulding in any shape or rubber type required that meet the strictest aerospace and industry requirements.
Our rubber products are used in some of the most technologically advanced industries, including: aerospace; defence, land and sea; industrial; commercial; and transport. Owing to the rubber life requirements demanded by our aerospace customers and British Standards, all supplies of parts are manufactured to order. That said, limited stocks for immediate use could be made available at short-notice for Aircraft on Ground (AOG) as agreed.
No matter how big or small your order and what size of rubber parts you require, we can assist you in the bespoke design and custom mounding specifically for your application. The Southbourne Rubber team will be with you at every step: from design and prototype through to production and delivery.
As well as custom rubber parts made to your design, the complete range of products Southbourne Rubber specialises in includes:
Rubber and silicone sheeting
Silicone and PVC tubing and U channels
Bellows and anti-vibration
Bump stops and fenders
With quality to AS9100 – an aerospace standard based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements – and the continued provision of First Article Inspections Report (FAIR’s) to industry standard and client specifications, our parts can be found on nearly all commercial aircraft operating today. Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo airliners and military transport aircrafts built with Southbourne Rubber parts include: Airbus A319, A320, A340, A350 XWB, A380 and A400M Atlas; Eurofighter Typhoon; Hawk; Jaguar; F35, Lynx, Sea King and AW101.
Southbourne Rubber also produces parts for the medical industry. Our medical grade (FDA compliant) silicone o-rings are not only available in a wide range of sizes including custom-sizing, but they are also one of the most cost-effective options that can be used for applications in the most demanding environments. Manufactured in a certified cleanroom to our ISO:9001 2015 standards and able to meet the test of thorough sterilisation, we manufacture o-rings made from a wide range of natural and synthetic rubbers. We can also manufacture and test to ISO 10993-5 and ETO sterilised.
Defence, Land & Sea
Boasting long-lasting relationships with the MOD and private defence companies in the UK, the US and Europe, Southbourne Rubber supplies rubber and rubber fabrications to many defence standards. Our defence customers include: Babcock International, the British Army’s preferred training provider; Leonardo, one of the largest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MOD; QinetiQ, who deploys scientific and technological knowledge to the defence, security and aerospace markets; and Raytheon UK, a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence and national security.
Southbourne Rubber manufactures a range of rubber components such as silicone o-rings, EPDM grommets and PTFE washers [Materials] to all areas of the industrial, marine and food production sectors. We also supply specialist applications based on our industrial customers’ specifications and material needs.
Supplying parts for the world’s best sounding record decks to everyday shower heads, Southbourne Rubber components and extrusions can be found throughout this industry sector. We have experience of manufacturing specialist rubber grommets to the exacting specifications and material requirements of, world-class precision engineers of audio equipment, SME for the electrical insulation and drive belts of their turntables.
Unlike many manufactures, Southbourne Rubber carefully selects products appropriate to each application. None of our rubber technology is ever over-engineered or under-engineered for purpose. Working with the likes of Bombadier – the world’s leader in plane and train manufacturing – and Rolls Royce – the second-largest aircraft maker in the world – we supply everything from fire retardant materials to components for the transport industry.
From state-of-the-art machinery to skilled friendly staff who will deal with you directly for the best possible lead times and outcomes, Southbourne Rubber should be your first port of call for all your industrial rubber moulding needs.