J-Flex – your complete source for high performance elastomer sheetings and manufactured components.

J-Flex is the UK’s leading elastomer solutions provider. Those solutions include; specialist rubber sheetings, manufactured rubber components and vacuum forming consumables.

We are a privately-owned, family run business that has constantly delivered outstanding customer service and innovative products since 1984. 

We have a real passion for helping our customers to find the best solutions – we’re already doing this for over 2,000 clients, with exports to over 55 countries!

At J-Flex, we are efficient and professional in everything we do. If you are looking for product availability, reliability and a timely response to your requests, we deliver every time.

Accreditations and Awards

We are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and Cyber Essentials, and are members of the official Chemours Viton™ Licensee Programme and the UK Gasket & Sealing Association.

We also ensure where appropriate our products are tested and approved by the relevant authorities, and will provide relevant certifications on request.

Plus, in recent years, we’ve picked up one or two awards too! To read more, click here!

Five reasons to choose J-Flex according to our customers:

1.    We have an excellent range of good quality products

2.    We believe in doing the best job we can for you

3.    We enjoy using our collective expertise to help you find solutions

4.    We have earned our excellent reputation and work hard to maintain it

5.    We provide great customer service and we are nice people to do business with too

Check out our company’s history below:

J-Flex History Timeline

1984 – Launch
J-Flex was launched by John and Jill Kirk, from their home in Newcastle Street, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire.
1986 – First Office Move
We moved from our home-based office to the Old Library in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire.
1989 – Incorporation
The company was incorporated as Clockpress Limited at Companies House - trading under the name J-Flex Rubber Products.
1990 – Move to larger site
The move to a larger site on Eldon Street in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire - to cope with growth and future plans.
1994 – BSI approval
We received our first BSI ISO9001 approval in 1994.
1996 – Viton™ Licensee Certification
This is the year in which we gained Official Certification from DuPont as a Genuine Viton™ Licensee.
1998 – Move to purpose built
Re-location to a purpose built facility at Unit 1, London Road Business Park, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
2003 – Hosting the GCA
J-Flex hosted ‘Gasket 2003’ - the Gasket Cutters Association annual conference - at Rufford Park.
2004 – Australian Partnership
A distribution partnership was established with Reglin Rubber in Australia.
2008 – Logo Trademark Registration
Trademark registration was applied to the J-Flex logo, which has since gone on to become a globally recognised brand within the rubber industry.
2010 – J-Flex India launches
The start of J-Flex India, with a dedicated office and General Manager in Mumbai.
2010 – Vac-Sil® Registered
The trademark for Vac-Sil® was registered. Articles made of silicone rubber for use in vacuum lamination; silicone rubber blankets and membranes used to laminate layups in solar panels, woodworking and general composites productions.
2012 – Expansion to Unit 2
Having outgrown Unit 1 and needing to cope with expansion, we acquired the neighbouring Unit 2, providing additional product preparation areas, storage and office space.
2014 – Fluor-a-Com® registered
Registration of Trademark for Fluor-a-Com®.  Rubber; Unprocessed and semi-process materials included in the class, not specified for use; Elastomers; Fluorelastomer; Fluorine Rubber produced in sheet or extruded profile form.
2015 – Vac-Sil® Lamin8 launched
We launched Vac-Sil® Lamin8 – a hybrid vacuum lamination membrane. Offering unrivalled performance and helping users reduce total cost of ownership of a laminator, Lamin8 then became the market leading membrane.
2018 – New Structure Introduced
John Kirk assumes the role of Chairman, with a new Senior Leadership Team appointed. Sam Kirk (Managing Director), Lance Bradley (Commercial Director), Phillip Wiright (Finance Director) and Les Shaw (Operations Director).
2018 – Family Business Awards
J-Flex were named as Highly Commended and one of the Top 3 for Family Business of the Year, in the Family Business Awards.
2019 – International Trade Finalist
J-Flex were selected as a finalist for the ‘International Trade’ award in the inaugural Business Desk Masters, East Midlands.
2019 – J-Flex celebrates 35 Years!
As of 1st April 2019, J-Flex began their celebrations of 35yrs in business.
2019 – Company of the Year
On the 15th March at the North Notts Business Awards, we were delighted to be crowned ‘Company of the Year’ - the top and most coveted award.

Did you know?…

Here’s a few things you may not know about us.

Now established over 35 years

On the 1st of April 2019 we celebrated 35 years in business – innovating, adapting to change and supplying solutions to satisified customers around the world.

We export to over 55 countries

Our export list of customers has now grown to over 55 countries. As a result we are now well experienced in getting what’s ordered delivered to where it needs to go!

Lots of vacuum forming membranes

In 2018 alone we supplied well over 400 quality Vac-Sil® membranes. Used in the vacuum-forming process, these membranes were mainly for customers involved in the manufacturing of solar PV panels.

Tonnes and tonnes of Viton™/FKM

During 2018 we sent out in excess of 62 tonnes of Viton™/FKM sheeting – and we’re proud members of the official Chemours Viton™ Licensee Programme too!

Over 200 years of combined experience

We use some of Retford’s best businesses, including electricians, plumbers, printers, caterers, van and bus hire!

Catering for 9 Industry markets

We currently serve customers in 9 main industry sectors – you can quickly find out which ones they are here.

The J-Flex way

Corporate social responsibility is something we are incredibly passionate about. 

As a company, we are committed to our people, our customers, strategic partners, and our community.

Ethical

Simply put, in EVERYTHING we do!

Local Charity

Retford-based Bassetlaw Hospice is our nominated charity and so far, we’ve donated over £15,000 during the last 2 years. 

IT Security

Accreditation to Cyber Essentials demonstrates our pro-active approach and commitment to cyber threat prevention!

People

Attracting, developing and retaining the most-respected people in our sector and ensuring their wellbeing.

Local Business

We use some of Retford’s best businesses, including electricians, plumbers, printers, caterers, van and bus hire!

Environment

We’re conscious of our ‘footprint’ and are actively working towards ISO14001 by reducing; rubber waste, paper usage and energy consumption. 

Our Values

Efficient & Professional

In EVERYTHING we do, to achieve the high standards expected.

Committed

To staff development.

To providing truly world class customer service.

To the promises we make.

Open & Honest

With colleagues.

With our customers when things don’t quite go to plan.

With our suppliers when feedback – good or bad –
is required.

Respect

Each other in every way; professionally, personally, physically and emotionally.

Our customers who put their trust in us and place their valued business with us.

Our suppliers, many of whom supply knowledge, skills and experience in addition to the products
and services we purchase.

Recognition & Reward

Whether it’s a “thank you” for a job well done or a glowing testimonial from a happy customer, we want to share the success and feel proud of what we have achieved together.

We should all recognise when something has been done well and give praise to each other, remembering that we are rewarded as a team.

Efficient & Professional

In EVERYTHING we do, to achieve the high standards expected.

Committed

To staff development.

To providing truly world class customer service.

To the promises we make.

Open & Honest

With colleagues.

With our customers when things don’t quite go to plan.

With our suppliers when feedback – good or bad –
is required.

Respect

Each other in every way; professionally, personally, physically and emotionally.

Our customers who put their trust in us and place their valued business with us.

Our suppliers, many of whom supply knowledge, skills and experience in addition to the products
and services we purchase.

Recognition & Reward

Whether it’s a “thank you” for a job well done or a glowing testimonial from a happy customer, we want to share the success and feel proud of what we have achieved together.

We should all recognise when something has been done well and give praise to each other, remembering that we are rewarded as a team.

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Why buy from J-Flex?

If you are looking for a friendly and helpful industrial rubber products supplier, with great product knowledge and excellent customer service, then you’re in the the right place. We supply a vast range of quality items including rubber sheet and an array of fabrications made from premium grade elastomers including silicone and Viton™ - many of which are available for next day delivery. With over 35 years operating experience, J‑Flex is the preferred supplier of industrial rubber products - providing specialist rubber sheetings and engineered rubber components you can trust. Whether you are looking for silicone sheets, rubber mouldings, gaskets, extrusions, bellows, fabrications, rubber sealants or adhesives -including Viton™ sheets and sealants, J‑Flex can help. You'll find our Accreditations & Awards information here.