About Us

Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Ltd (DLRT) was formed by a merger of Leyland Rubber Components and Dexine Rubber Technologies. Both businesses had expertise in the manufacture and supply of industrial rubber polymers. Dexine has a long history dating back to 1895 and includes being a key supplier to the War Office, whilst Leyland Rubber Components was born of a consolidation of a number of north west-based rubber manufacturing businesses.

Today, DLRT is a leading manufacturer of elastomeric products and components for industrial and engineering uses. Both standard and custom designed products are supplied to the rail, defence, industrial & chemical, oil & gas and marine safety sectors, amongst others.

DLRT is one of the few rubber product manufacturers to offer products from across the manufacturing spectrum, from mixed rubber compound to moulded and fabricated items, from cured and uncured sheeting to highly engineered rubber-to-metal components and Sorbothane shock absorption material. We can offer products displaying special properties such as oil, heat, fire, abrasion, chemical, temperature and pressure resistance, and can design and develop bespoke products for customers’ applications.

Key Competencies

1) Materials Technology

We have an extensive range of proprietary compounds and we are able to offer bespoke compounds to suit specific requirements. Our development team works with customers to deliver a compound that meets their specification, balancing performance and ease of use with more commercial considerations.

2) Polymer processing

We have a unique range of polymer processing capabilities from compound mixing through to calendaring, moulding and fabrication. This allows us to develop the most cost-effective route for the manufacture of most polymer-based products.

3) Applications experience

We believe that key to our success is our understanding of how our products are used by our customers. This knowledge means we are able to offer innovative solutions that not only meet the technical requirements of the product but also offer savings and efficiencies through reduction in waste and operator time.