About Us

The History of DLR Elastomer Engineering

What We Make Our Process

Over 125 Years Of Outstanding Service

In 2021, DLR Elastomer Engineering Ltd was formed following the successful acquisition and relocation of Elastomer Engineering Ltd into Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Ltd (DLRT) at our Leyland Facility. DLRT was formed by the merger of Leyland Rubber Components and Dexine Rubber Technologies, both of which have 100+ years of history as rubber manufacturers.

We are proud to call ourselves experts in the design, development and manufacture of specialised polymer products.

Dexine had a long history dating back to 1895, which included being a key supplier to the War Office. Leyland Rubber Components was born as a consolidation of several North-West based rubber manufacturing businesses such as The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd.

Established in 1966, Elastomer Engineering was a UK based rubber moulding company, delivering products in all commercially available rubbers and polyurethane products. As thermosetting elastomer manufacturers, we specialise in rubber-to-metal bonding and making parts from thermosetting rubbers.

Today, DLR Elastomer is a highly experienced and reliable rubber sheeting, fabrications and moulding company with materials science and manufacturing expertise from many different fields, combining them to produce bespoke rubber products.

1895

Dexine founded 

1966

Elastomer Engineering founded

2007

Leyland Rubber Components was founded as a consolidation of several North-West based rubber manufacturing businesses such as The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd.

2016

Dexine Leyland is founded by the merger of Leyland Rubber Components and Dexine Rubber Technologies, both of which have 100+ years of history as rubber manufacturers.

2021

DLR Elastomer is created via a merger of Elastomer Engineering Ltd and Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Ltd (DLRT).

Our Services

DLR Elastomer Engineering

Tailor-Made Sheeting

Calendered rubber compound is rotocured with cloth and/or plate finish. The rubber compound is selected based on the application and service conditions. Sheeting is often supplied uncured for fabrication on clients’ premises. Rubber sheeting can be reinforced using woven fabric.

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Bespoke Rubber Mouldings

As a rubber moulding company, engineered bespoke rubber mouldings are developed on-site in collaboration with mould designers. The range of injection, compression, and transfer moulding presses on-site enables us to provide clients with various solutions. Rubber, alongside woven fabrics and custom made inserts, are regularly used in mouldings.

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Bespoke Rubber Mouldings
Polyurethane Casting & Moulding

Polyurethane Casting & Moulding

Sorbothane is the trade name of one of our polyurethane products. Our rubber mouldings provide good vibration isolation and vibration damping characteristics, making them a very effective acoustic damper. This material can also be bonded to other materials such as PTFE & metals.

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Since 1895 DLR has been combining expansive knowledge of materials, their properties, and processing techniques to develop bespoke mouldings and fabrications for many industry sectors. Our core services include moulding rubber, rubber sheeting and cast polyurethane products. If you have any questions about our products, our process or the materials we use get in touch today!

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