An Introduction to TRP Polymer Solutions

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TRP Polymer Solutions

Introduction TRP Polymer Solutions has been supplying first-class custom moulded rubber solutions world-wide since 2004. As a leading UK rubber mouldings manufacturer, our commitment to quality extends to every area of our business, from impeccable customer service to high-performance elastomer materials and agile manufacturing processes. Whether you need a single custom moulded rubber component or a large volume of FFKM O-rings, TRP Polymer Solutions applies the same exacting standards to every project we deliver. From your initial point of contact through to the design, material selection, testing, prototyping, and manufacture of your product, our team will work closely and collaboratively with you to ensure you receive the perfect polymer solution. We produce high-performance elastomeric seals and custom rubber mouldings using a wide range of polymers, all of which are carefully selected for their unique characteristics and suitability for varying application environments. Our expert technologists are adept at formulating materials including our TRPlast® Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM), to meet our customers’ needs in the most demanding environments. Material design and testing is a cornerstone of our operations. Prototyping allows us to evaluate performance and durability before the production process begins. Our flexible manufacturing processes enable us to deliver custom rubber mouldings and seals swiftly. We can supply quick lead-times as short as 48 hours, for specialist O-rings, and seven days where new tooling is required. These unprecedented and challenging times remind us that adaptation is an essential facet of human evolution. Here at TRP Polymer Solutions, we are a manufacturer that continually pushes the limits of innovation to find better, more efficient ways of meeting our customers’ needs. We look forward to developing a lasting and beneficial relationship with you and your business.

Peter Watts CEO, TRP Polymer Solutions


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History of TRP 2004

TRP Polymer Solutions is established in Hereford, UK. Our objective is to design, develop, and manufacture precision moulded rubber components. Our British manufacturing roots enable us to offer outstanding customer service to customers nationwide, across Europe, and worldwide.


We develop our TRPlast® range of Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM).


We moved to our purpose-built 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Hereford, expanding our laboratory facilities to increase our material development and customer product testing capabilities. Laboratory compound mixing facilities are also added.


We develop and receive approval for our PTFE-protected EPDM gaskets (2.5 m x 1.5 m) for the chlorine industry.


Our factory is expanded to 40,000 square feet to increase the capacity of our moulding facilities. We commission a 3 m x 2 m press for large, one-piece gasket manufacture. We also develop our oil and gas range of FKM and FFKM materials, including Norsok-approved RGD resistant materials.


We commission 1.2 m x 1.2 m x 1 m daylight presses to produce packers, waterstop seals, and large O-rings for the oil and gas industry.


We expand our factory further to add extra capacity for O-ring manufacture. Additional presses are added to increase O-ring capacity, bringing the total to 44 presses ranging in size from 300 mm x 300 mm to 3 m x 2 m. We also add USP Class VI approved materials to our FFKM range.


We establish our own mould manufacturing facility, providing us with the capability to produce moulds on 48-hour lead times to improve service for non-standard O-ring sizes.


We add 3A sanitary approved materials to our range of FFKM compounds.


We expand our toolmaking capacity with the addition of further CNC milling equipment to reduce our mould lead times to as little as 24 hours.


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Capabilities TRP Polymer Solutions specialise in the manufacture of bespoke rubber mouldings. We have the technical capabilities to develop parts to a wide range of sizes, from 1 mm diameter O rings to large one-piece mouldings up to 2.5 m x 2 m.

Here at TRP Polymer Solutions, we are proud to: •

Formulate rubber compounds to customers’ requirements

and specifications

Manufacture reliable solutions for harsh environments, including aggressive chemicals and high temperatures

Produce custom moulded rubber solutions on short lead times

Use our extensive laboratory capability to support the design and manufacture of your products

Manufacture tools in 7 days or less

With no minimum order quantities and extremely short lead times, including 7-day deliveries where tooling is required (subject to the geometry and size of products), it is easy to see why our products are trusted by countless industries worldwide.


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Expertise TRP Polymer Solutions’ commitment to development, training, and improvement has created an expert manufacturer of high-performance moulded rubber sealing components, including:

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Seals O-rings Gaskets Diaphragms Bellows Valves seals & other rubber assemblies

One of our business’s bedrocks is our expertise in the selection and formulation of elastomer materials, including FFKM. Our TRPlast® range of FFKM, offers the highest performance levels for temperature and chemical resistance.

Further capabilities at TRP Polymer Solutions include:

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Laboratory mixing Laboratory testing Air ageing Compression set testing Hardness testing Rheology testing Volume swell testing Water permeation testing Steam testing up to 250°C Materials compatibility testing Compression set testing in fluids


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Process TRP Polymer Solutions can support the design of your rubber products from concept through to production.

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We work closely with you to develop high-quality technical solutions Our experienced technicians are on-hand to support you throughout material development We design and formulate materials to meet your service requirements

Once the desired rubber formulation has satisfied our in-house laboratory and validation testing, we produce fully working prototypes and scale up our pre-production processes to produce your part in volume. Our attention to detail makes TRP Polymer Solutions one of the most well-respected rubber component suppliers in the UK.


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Machinery & Equipment TRP Polymer Solutions have the capacity to manufacture high or low volumes of components including O-rings, seals, and gaskets, down to a single part if required. We have invested heavily in machinery, equipping our 40,000 square-foot factory with a wide range of compression moulding presses. Our world-class manufacturing facilities now comprises of:

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Ten 300 mm x 300 mm presses Twelve 440 mm x 440 mm presses Twelve 500 mm x 500 mm presses Four 800 mm x 800 mm presses. Large daylight 1.2 x 1.2 x 1m presses Largest press size is 3m x 2m


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Aerospace TRP Polymer Solutions is a trusted aerospace supplier with extensive experience in delivering durable and reliable rubber

Our material selection comprises Fluoroelastomers

aerospace components to the industry. These include:

(FKM), Silicone, EPDM, as well as our advanced

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TRPlast® Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM). Our unique FFKM AV mountings & fuel bladders for satellites

compounds are recommended for use with turbine

Radiation resistant EPDM for satellite applications

engines, fuel delivery systems, hydraulic actuation,

Seals for hydraulic landing gear

braking, and landing gear. FKM and FFKM offer resistance

Actuator seals

to the most aggressive fuels, oils, and hydraulic fluids used

Instrumentation gaskets

within the military and commercial aerospace sectors.

Low temperature silicone O rings

Road, Rail & Maritime TRP Polymer Solutions is an experienced manufacturer of O-rings, seals, and gaskets for the road, rail, and maritime industries. Daily exposure to a diverse array of chemical media and extreme weather conditions places high demands on the ancillary equipment used in these industries. We employ chemical-resistant materials to support the safe transportation of chemical fluids in various transportation methods, from storage tankers into bulk containers and intermediate bulk containers worldwide. TRP Polymer Solutions can support your operations with a range of components built from chemical-resistant elastomers, including:

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Discharge valves Couplings Pump seals Butterfly valve seals Manlid seals in PTFE / EPDM

As a leading producer of FFKM and composite PTFE components, our materials are selected to reduce maintenance costs and equipment downtime by significantly improving your pumps, valves, and couplings’ lifespan and performance. Materials include FKM, FFKM, EPDM, Nitrile, Silicone, PTFE & Natural rubber. Material approvals include FDA, 3A sanitary & WRAS.


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Oil & Gas TRP Polymer Solutions have extensive experience in the manufacture of products for the oil and gas industry. We ensure the safety, productivity, and uptime of your oil and gas operations. Our precision-moulded rubber products are:

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Specifically designed for downhole conditions Market-leading chemical resistance to sour gas and other fluids Equipped for Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) resistance

TRP Polymer Solutions offers a wide range of sealing solutions, including O-rings, packers, and waterstop seals for pipelines. Our high-performance materials are independently tested and certified to Norsok M-710. We offer everything from Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) seals to Fluoroelastomer (FKM) seals, HNBR seals, and Aflas® seals. TRP Polymer Solutions’ technical experts also provide material selection and product development advice.

Nuclear TRP Polymer Solutions has been a proud supplier of seals for nuclear industry applications for more than 25 years. Environmental and safety-conscious design engineers look to us for unrivalled expertise in the development of containment

We develop a wide range of industry-specific sealing components, including glove box seals, gaskets,

seals. Our radiation-resistant sealing solutions are:

shielding window seals, and radioactive waste

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include EPDM 30H, Nitrile 18L and Viton® E60C.

Constructed from high-performance materials

containment drum lid seals. Materials offered

Designed to withstand the unique demands of nuclear applications Able to deliver tried and tested performance to the nuclear industry


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Chemical Processing Industry TRP Polymer Solutions is the natural choice for developing rubber products for chemical processing applications. Materials include chemically inert Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM), FKM, HNBR, EPDM, Silicone, Fluorosilicone and composite PTFE mouldings. Our materials reduce your maintenance costs and equipment downtime by significantly improving the lifespan and performance of pumps, valves, couplings, seals, and gaskets. With near-universal chemical resistance, our TRPlast® FFKM is the perfect rubber for chemical processing applications.

Food, Pharma, & Biotechnology TRP Polymer Solutions design and manufacture high-performance rubber moulded components, made from FDA-compliant materials, for the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries which are:

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Custom-made to your application requirements Manufactured from the most advanced materials Manufactured in line with our stringent quality management system to provide traceability at every stage of the process

Our food-safe products are designed to endure the demands of highpressure clean in place (CIP) applications and cleaning agents. We offer a wide selection of polymers, including Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM), Fluoroelastomers (FKM), and PTFE. Our PTFE is bonded to an energised elastomer core, making it hard-wearing, robust, and reliable. Material approvals include FDA, WRAS, 3A Sanitary & USP Class VI.


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Motorsport TRP Polymer Solutions manufacture high-performance elastomer seals designed to withstand exacting race demands. We understand the unique requirements of this sector, offering the flexibility required for the most challenging delivery and reliability requirements. We manufacture parts on the shortest of lead times, allowing for rapid development of new components and supporting instant design changes. TRP Polymer Solutions produce:

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FKM, HNBR, Fluorosilicone & FFKM Gaskets & O rings AV mounts Bellows Custom rubber mouldings

We supply a range of high-tolerance rubber seals for some of the most successful teams in Formula One and Formula One-inspired hypercars. Our motorsport rubber materials – including our own highperformance TRPlast® Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) – are designed for demanding environments, high temperatures, repeatability, consistency, and full traceability. Our products have proven time and again that they can perform at the highest levels of motorsport.


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Product Types Custom Moulded Rubber Products TRP Polymer Solutions is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom moulded rubber solutions worldwide. With more than 25 years of first-class experience designing and developing elastomer components, our precision rubber mouldings are trusted in some of the most specialised and severe environments in the world. Our technologists work to formulate materials that are bespoke to your requirements. Our manufacturing facilities are equipped to handle everything, from one-off prototypes to high-volume runs.

TRP Polymer Solutions design, develop and manufacture a range of custom moulded rubber solutions, including:

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Seals for chemical processing Diaphragms Bellows Rubber to metal bonded products PTFE protected gaskets for use in chemical processing

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Chlorine electrolyser cell gaskets FDA gaskets for food processing applications Gaskets for chemical processing Technical foam and sponge conversion Precision ground rubber rollers


We offer rapid delivery of new tooling and first off samples within 7 days, depending on the geometry and material requirements.

We formulate materials to offer:

When designing new materials to customers’ specific requirements our polymer

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technologists consider all the variables of your application, including:

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Challenging environmental conditions Physical properties required for the rubber Required lifespan Cost

Enhanced flexibility Extended service life Temperature resistance Chemical resistance

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Product Types O-Rings TRP Polymer Solutions manufacture high-performance

This means that our FFKM chemical-resistant O-rings perform

Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) O-rings for a wide range of

optimally, even in the most demanding sealing applications.

applications. Our FFKM O-rings are available in metric and imperial sizes to most standard sizes, including:

Other products supplied include:

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ISO 3601

Metal detectable ‘O’ rings


Conductive, anti-static ‘O’ rings


X-rings, quad rings


T-Seals and backup rings

FFKM combines the sealing force, resistance, and elasticity of FKM with the chemical resistance of PTFE.

Further benefits of FFKM O-rings include:

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The widest temperature range of any polymer (-45°C to +330°C) Exceptional chemical resistance in the most extreme environments Material approvals include FDA, 3A Sanitary, USP Class 6, NORSOK M-710

Applications for FFKM O rings include.

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Chemical processing & transport Oil & Gas Formula One Aerospace Pharmaceutical Other products supplied include:

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X-rings, quad rings T-Seals and backup rings

O-rings can be supplied on short lead times:

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As short as 48-hours Or 7 days for custom sized O-rings

Quality is inbuilt into every aspect of our manufacturing, delivering the highest standards of reliability, repeatability, and consistency of performance.

Metal detectable ‘O’ rings


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Materials What types of materials do we use and manufacture? TRP Polymer Solutions work with an extensive selection of polymer types to design, develop, and manufacture the highest performing materials including:

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Fluoroelastomers (FKM) Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) Aflas


Nitrile EPDM

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Silicone Fluorosilicone HNBR Chlorosulphonated rubber (CSM) Polychloroprene rubber (Neoprene ) ®

Selecting the correct polymer for your application TRP Polymer Solutions use a wide range of polymers to develop high-performance sealing solutions. Our team of expert technicians will advise you on selecting the most appropriate material for your application. Whether it be for new and custom products, the improvement of existing components, or parts destined for demanding environments (such as extreme temperatures or harsh chemicals), TRP Polymer Solutions will formulate the best material for your application

Expert Technologists at TRP Exceptional customer service is a fundamental ingredient of our enduring success. The wide-ranging experience and specialist knowledge of TRP Polymer Solutions’ technologists allow them to develop long-term relationships with our customers to enhance their product performance. Working with our customers to aid provide the best solution for your specific application’s requirements.


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Polyurethane Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Butyl Natural rubber PTFE / Elastomer composites

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Chemical Resistance Guide Here at TRP Polymer Solutions, we have years of experience in material development and formulation, producing elastomer materials that meet the most demanding customer specifications. Many factors can affect the chemical resistance of a rubber seal or moulding, and our material technologists specialise in formulating materials to applications’ precise requirements. Our chemical resistance guide demonstrates how polymer materials perform when combined with a wide range of common industrial chemicals, providing an invaluable overview of chemical resistance. If your business is involved with handling chemicals or hazardous materials, you may benefit from a personal analysis from TRP Polymer Solutions. Our team are experts in material development and have the skills required to formulate bespoke solutions.

Contact TRP Polymer Solutions today on +44 (0)1432 268899 or for dependable rubber manufacturing advice and support.


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TRP POLYMER SOLUTIONS TRP Polymer Solutions Ltd Netherwood Road Rotherwas Hereford HR2 6JU United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1432 268 899 Email: Website:

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