Partners & Clients
Partners & Clients
Rubber Division, ACS – European Representative
The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society is an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals and others in the rubber, polymer or related fields within industry, academia and government. Its vision is to enhance science, technology and business across the evolving elastomeric community by working to expand the elastomeric profession and individual development through educational, technical and interactive activities.
Rubber Heart has first-hand experience of the benefits of Rubber Division, ACS membership and how it can have such an impact on making new connections, driving business forward and keeping abreast of new research and innovations. We are committed to raise awareness and expand the Rubber Division, ACS community through membership opportunities that enable engagement with nearly 3,000 other rubber and affiliated industry professionals from over 1,200 organisations worldwide.
International Elastomer Conference (IEC)
The International Elastomer Conference is the one place, one time a year, where you find the best of the international rubber industry all under one roof. It is an event where connections are made, knowledge is shared, new products, new technology and new ideas are introduced, business is conducted, developed and gained, fun is had, encouragement and empowerment happen, and the future is embraced.
Register for the conference of have your company book a booth – the host city for 2023 is Cleveland from 16th – 19th October 2023 – see you there!
ACE Laboratories – International Sales & Marketing Representative
ACE is one of the world’s leading independent R&D and testing laboratories for the rubber industry and its suppliers providing lab testing, consulting and innovative compounding process improvements for raw material producers, compounders and manufacturers around the globe – with the industry’s shortest lead times. ACE is an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Independent Laboratory and is continuously investing in its facilities, equipment and expertise to offer cost-effective testing & R&D services to the global rubber industry.
Endurica LLC – International Sales & Marketing Representative
Endurica offers fatigue life engineering solutions for rubber: durability simulation software, testing for FEA, fatigue test instruments, and world class training. Endurica’s solutions put engineers in control of durability issues early in the development cycle, when the greatest opportunities exist to influence performance, and before investment in costly testing of prototypes. Six out of the top 9 global rubber product manufacturers are using Endurica’s solutions in their applications.
FGV Rubber Industries Sdn Bhd – European/North American Representative
With years of experience in the rubber business, FGV is one of the top Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR) producers in Malaysia with four factories throughout the country. It is also the sole producer of quality green rubber products in Malaysia. Rubber Heart is pleased to have formed a partnership with FGVRI and to be able to introduce the next generation of epoxidised natural rubber and deproteinised natural rubber – FGV ENR FGV DPNR – to the European and North American markets.
AMI – Marketing for Manufacturing
Rubber Heart is partnered with an experienced UK industry leading digital specialist agency, AMI – Marketing for Manufacturing, offers the manufacturing and engineering industries websites, SEO, video and photography services.
We offer recruitment services for the global rubber industry in partnership with PREA Ltd, a leading global polymer consultancy established over 25 years ago with headquarters in Manchester, UK and offices worldwide. As well as recruitment and polymer consultancy, PREA provides management consultancy services for mergers & acquisitions, buying and selling companies, joint ventures and collaborations in the manufacturing, chemical engineering and other industry sectors.
AE Rubber (UK)
AE Rubber (UK) Ltd, specialises in the manufacture and supply of engineered rubber and plastic components, seals and hoses for customers in Europe, Asia and America. Their products are fitted during the manufacture of vehicles, earth moving equipment, domestic appliances, lighting and pumping systems as well as electronic control, aviation, motorsport and machinery applications. AE Rubber (UK) Quality Management System for ‘Production, Supply and Distribution of Bespoke Rubber and Thermoplastic Components and Assemblies for the Automotive, White Goods and other industry sectors’ has been assessed and registered by NQA.
A Trusted Global Supplier!
GBIE Inc, produces high-performance, water-based coatings for automotive weather seals used by vehicle manufacturers worldwide from its manufacturing base in Canada. GBIE’s SLIP-COAT products were first developed in 1989 and this second-generation family-owned business with its dedicated R&D laboratory continues to use its unrivalled technical knowledge to develop new SLIP-COAT products that exceed even the most challenging performance expectations.
Durability Goes On!
Wallace Instruments has been supplying a comprehensive range of quality materials testing equipment to the rubber and plastics industries in over 60 countries since the early 1950s. From its UK manufacturing base it designs and manufactures a wide range of instruments and rubber test equipment, measuring physical properties such as hardness, plasticity, viscosity, cure, compression as well as many other characteristics.
One of our recent clients, Synthos is a chemical company that produces and supplies solutions to a wide range of industries. Synthos manufacture and supply synthetic rubbers, styrene plastics, plant protection products and dispersions and latexes to companies around the world. Synthos started producing synthetic rubber more than 60 years ago and today are the second largest producer of these essential materials in the world.
Sustainable synthetic rubber solutions for today and the future!
Our newest client, Laur Silicone is a leading supplier of custom silicone rubber, committed to delivering high quality and value in every compound they produce. Specialization is at the heart of their operations, enabling them to maintain superior technical expertise and formulate products to meet exact customer requirements.
Small enough to care and big enough to make a difference!
Rubber Labels USA
One of our recent clients, Rubber Labels USA is a leading global supplier of pre- and post-cure rubber labeling solutions. Providing customizable, vulcanizable labeling solutions for a wide range of applications, including electrical personal protective equipment, tire, matting, hose, belting and other industrial and consumer markets around the world for more than a century.
Trusted Since 1916!
Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. With 17 manufacturing sites and 9 R&D facilities globally, Net sales of $3.0 billion and approximately 2,600 employees, Trinseo focuses on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help their customers create products that are intrinsic to how we live – products that touch lives every day across a wide range of end-markets. In Trinseo’s synthetic rubber activities, they focus on an ambitious set of sustainability goals – and on helping their customers achieve their own targets. They can benefit from strong technical support, state-of-the-art assets, and above all from Tinseo’s innovation and technology leadership in synthetic rubber stretching back over eight decades.
Tenon Engineering is a leading UK end-to-end precision manufacturing company specialising in integrated design and manufacturing of complex electromechanical assemblies. They provide their customers with complete, high quality complex assemblies and precision components under contract supported by their robust in-house supply chain resources and those of their trusted subcontractors. Tenon has the manufacturing capabilities to control both the quality of critical components and the development of new parts.
ZEON is a world leader in specialty elastomers, polymers, and specialty chemicals. ZEON is one of the top producers of polymers in the world, operating a global network of plants in Asia and North America, and research and development laboratories in the United States, Japan, China, and Singapore. With consolidated sales of over $2.9 billion, ZEON has both the experience and the expertise to offer a wide range of products. Zeon Corporation employs over 3,000 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Tokyo and regional headquarters in the United States, Singapore, and Germany.
Rubber Chemistry & Technology Journal
Rubber Chemistry & Technology (RC & T) is the premier scientific journal for the science and technology of rubber and related elastomers. Members of Rubber Division, ACS receive complimentary access to the Journal and its archives. Published continuously since 1928, the journal provides the deepest archive of published research in the field. RC & T is read by scientists and engineers in academia, industry and government.
Rubber Nerds is an initiative from ACE Laboratories to form a community of like minded people in the global rubber industry where ideas are formed, questions asked, problems solved and a place to network. Follow the Twitter account and join the Linkedin group. You also need the t-shirt!
IOM3 Elastomer Group – Social Media Sponsor
The IOM3 Elastomer Group, formerly known as the Rubber In Engineering Group (RIEG), is a technical community of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and organises regular webinars, technical discussion meetings and conferences to develop a broader understanding of the behaviour of elastomers and elastomer composites. The group examines how to use elastomers in engineering design, ensure that their properties are successfully exploited and promotes the use of sustainable elastomers for use in the circular economy. Rubber Heart is on the committee and proud social media sponsor.