Some applications require high-precision solutions. When existing production parts aren’t up to the job, Utex can design custom molded rubber products that exactly match your needs. With the ability to design and fabricate highly engineered molds to fit almost any application, our engineering team can transform an abstract request into a finished product tailored to your specifications.
For the past 70 years, we’ve been collaborating closely with our customers to interpret their ideas into a broad range of cost-effective rubber molding solutions—from simple I.D./O.D. rings to complex geometric profiles. Our custom rubber molding process has produced more than 5,000 unique parts that are now used in industries such as oilfield, petrochemical, medical, pulp and paper, and ammunition facilities.
When you need a custom rubber molding solution, Utex offers:
Extensive prototyping. Our prototyping capabilities allow you to try various compounds and designs to optimize performance. For example, our in-house fabric coating facility allows you to experiment with fabric reinforcement for added strength.
In-house mold construction. Utex has VTL lathes, CNC machines, and wire EDM as well as a full complement of designers available to create and construct molds. Your custom design is created in house, reducing lead time from paper to product.
Strict chemical formulation. Our chemists and engineers compound each batch of rubber to exacting standards developed with your requirements in mind, including tolerances specific to your required operating conditions and constraints.
Flexible production techniques. Utex utilizes a wide range of production techniques to meet your needs, both present and future. Elastomeric parts can be injection molded, transfer molded, or compression molded, depending on materials and configuration.
Meticulous quality control. With ongoing SPC and Quality Assurance Programs, as well as our Safety and Pollution Protection Equipment (SPPE) Program, we ensure quality parts from start to finish.
Cost-effective solutions. In today’s cost-conscious markets, molding rubber to fit your need allows you the freedom to address your specifications with high-precision solutions while maintaining autonomy, quality and low costs.