Applications

Barwell's range of machines is used widely in the rubber and synthetic polymer, ceramics, pharmaceutical and other industries.

For example, the Barwell extruder/prefomer produces preforms or extrudates which are then moulded into a broad range
of products across many applications, including the ones listed below:   

Automotive Industry

  • Battery boxes
  • Small solid rubber tires
  • Precision O rings, seals & gaskets
  • Mud flaps
  • Tailgate bumpers
  • Car mats
  • Exhaust support rings
  • Rubber discs, diaphragms & grommets
  • Engine/machine mounts
  • Shock absorbers
  • Windscreen wiper blades
  • Spark plug covers

Footwear Industry

  • Shoe sole and heel unit
  • Heels
  • Soles
  • Slipper soles
  • Direct vulcanisation blanks (DV moulding)
  • Foxing (rubber edging for leisure shoes)
  • EVA soles
  • Beach shoe thongs

Sporting and Leisure Goods

  • Swim fins & flippers
  • Bowling balls
  • Squash balls
  • Tennis balls
  • Golf balls
  • Cricket balls
  • Sponge balls
  • Hockey pucks
  • Rubber handle grips, golf clubs etc
  • Roller skate wheels and similar 

General Rubber Goods

  • Hand tool grips
  • Hot water bottles
  • Novelty rubber items
  • Rubber spouts/connectors for taps
  • Record discs/turntable mats
  • Rubber electrical plugs/connectors/components
  • Spectacle frames (cellulose acetate)
  • Bottle stoppers/teats
  • Mastic sealing rings/washers
  • Milking machine teats
  • Walking stick rubbers
  • Rubber components for domestic appliances
  • Wide range of solid/tubular extrusions
  • Bridge/sleeper pads
  • Dock fenders
  • Door stops

Ceramics

  • Extruding ceramic profiles for electrical insulators
  • Chemical catalysts

Tyre Retreading/Repairs

  • Repair patches
  • Camelback of all sizes
  • Lugstock of all sizes
  • Side wall veneer
  • Tyre valve stems

Other Applications

  • Pelletizing
  • Material screening of all compounds
  • Masterbatch
  • Preparing strip for feeding injection moulding machines
  • Intumescent seals
  • Mastics & doughs
  • Paint solids
  • Wax crayons
  • Pencil leads
  • Extruding DMC/fiberglass
  • Artificial roofing slates