APPLIED RUBBER LININGS – 48 YEARS SERVING INDUSTRY
Since commencing trading in the mid 1970s, Applied Rubber Linings (ARL), the Gloucester based rubber lining business is firmly established as a UK market leader, renowned and respected throughout industry for providing a quality product and reliable service in protective linings and coatings for all types of process plant and equipment.
The range of industries served by ARL includes mining, quarrying and aggregates, water and effluent treatment, waste treatment and recycling, engineering and manufacturing, power generation, paper production, oil and gas, marine and shipping, metal treatment, and processing of chemicals, dyes, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizers.
Right across the UK and overseas ARL’s linings protect against corrosion and abrasion in the most aggressive process conditions; including exposure to acids and alkaline chemicals, abrasive slurries, shot blast grit, crushed rock and aggregates, sea water, effluent and sewage sludge, vibratory finishing media, and industrial fumes and gases. Rubber linings also provide the additional benefits of noise reduction, product protection and electrical insulation.
Rubber lining materials available include soft natural rubber, hard ebonite rubber, butyl, neoprene, hypalon and EPDM. The linings can be applied from 1.5mm to 50mm thick, and can be bonded to mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminium, plus titanium and other exotic metals.
Rubber linings supplied by ARL are installed in process tanks and vessels, pipe work, valves, pumps, chutes, hoppers, agitators and mixers, cyclones, filters, flow meters, industrial fans, duct work, centrifuges and reclaimers; and are exported by UK manufacturers all over the world as components of plant and equipment for electroplating ,water treatment, sand washing, aggregate processing, fume scrubbing, chemical processing, food production, steel production, shot blasting and many other processes.
Most of the linings supplied by ARL are applied in the Gloucester factory, but we also offer an on site service including inspections and reports on existing linings, plus on site repairs and complete relines as required. In addition to rubber linings ARL also provides additional services in fabrication, shot blasting, painting and transport.
“We work closely with our customers to provide cost-effective and practical solutions to the problems of corrosion, wear and abrasion, noise and product protection, that will occur when process plant is operating in aggressive and hostile environments,” says Managing Director Keith Travell.
“We focus on building long-term relationships that are based on reliability, quality, flexibility, integrity and trust. Many of our customers have been with us for decades and regard ARL as key partners in their manufacturing process”
Along with Production Director Robert Travell, Keith heads a loyal and experienced team ,most of whom are long-term employees. Combined, the knowledge of process plant lining is extensive and comprehensive. Between Keith and Robert alone there is nearly 80 years’ joint experience of supplying protective linings and coatings to industry.