Lancaster Specialist Rubber Manufacturer Celebrates Trio of Project Wins

November 02, 2016 - 9:00am

  Lancaster Specialist Rubber Manufacturer Celebrates Trio of Project Wins

The UK’s specialist rubber sheeting and rubber coated textile manufacturer, White Cross Rubber Products Limited, is celebrating a trio of project wins that have taken its products across the country and overseas.

The company, which is based in Lancaster’s White Cross Business Park, has just completed the supply of waterproof lining membranes on a project for English Heritage to repair the historically significant Thomas Telford’s Engine Arm Aqueduct, near Smethwick in the West Midlands.

The firm has also been chosen to provide the product on a major project to line a series of service reservoirs on St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, where they have so far lined over 26,000 square metres across eight reservoirs.

Both projects utilise materials from White Cross Rubber Products inimitable Butylite® waterproof membranes rubber product range - the only product of its type created in the UK.

The manufacturer’s third project win sees its Petroseals rubber sheeting and coated textile products - hydrocarbon resistant materials that are virtually unaffected by fuel storage and atmospheric conditions - being exported and installed as floating seals in in above ground floating fuel storage tanks in China.

White Cross Rubber Products Managing Director, Rod Harper said: “We’re delighted with the variety and level of project we’ve been able to secure this year, and are proud of what we’ve been able to achieve with our products, both in the UK and overseas, particularly over the last three years.

“As a company, White Cross Rubber Products have grown 12% in the last year, year on year, with exports up 500% in the last three years, taking our product out to 25 countries across the globe.” 

White Cross Rubber Products work in a wide variety of industries, including producing rubber materials for flexible fuel tanks for F1 and IndyCar motor racing and storage containment barriers for the holds of Airbus planes, to the manufacture of pressure pads for multi-layer security cards and providing liquid storage materials for emergency drinking water and latrines for aid and refugee camps.