J-Flex helps Heathrow Express train drivers stay warm
Extrusions, General News & Events - 6th Dec, 2019

J-Flex helps Heathrow Express train drivers stay warm

Earlier this year, Heathrow Express drivers had been complaining about draughty cabs due to drop light window seals failing. J-Flex stepped in to fix the problem.

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What’s the difference between Silicon and Silicone?
Educational, General News & Events - 4th Dec, 2019

What’s the difference between Silicon and Silicone?

A few facts about Silicon and Silicone which help explain the differences between the two and why it’s so widely used.

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How is Rubber Hardness measured?  What does Shore Hardness mean?
Educational, Manufactured Rubber Components, Silicone, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 26th Nov, 2019

How is Rubber Hardness measured? What does Shore Hardness mean?

Shore Hardness, using either the Shore A or Shore D scale, is the preferred method for rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers – find out more in this feature.

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J-Flex obtains Building Approval
EDPM, General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 8th Nov, 2019

J-Flex obtains Building Approval

Having now gained EN 13501-1 approval, J-Flex EPDM materials can now be used in construction products and building elements where fire safety and approval to EN 13501-1 is a requirement.

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Metal Detectable Food Safe Rubber Materials
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 22nd Oct, 2019

Metal Detectable Food Safe Rubber Materials

Metal detectable silicone rubber sheeting and manufactured components from J-Flex contain additives which are visible to metal detector scanning equipment, so that any rubber contamination in the food, drink, dairy and pharmaceutical production process can be easily identified.

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Another amazing testimonial
General News & Events - 8th Oct, 2019

Another amazing testimonial

Last week we were delighted to receive this amazing customer feedback, which definitely had our Sales Team feeling appreciated.

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Announcing the new J-Flex website
General News & Events - 7th Oct, 2019

Announcing the new J-Flex website

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new J-Flex website. Amongst the numerous improvements, you’ll find even more useful information, better imagery, an improved Downloads section and an enhanced News section, as well as speed improvements. Please take a look and let us have your feedback.

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Edge-Sil from J-Flex, gives you the edge
Extrusions, Fabricated Components, General News & Events, Manufactured Rubber Components, Mouldings - 7th Sep, 2019

Edge-Sil from J-Flex, gives you the edge

Edge-Sil is a Blue FDA Compliant Silicone Rubber Edge Profile suitable for the Food, drinks, pharmaceutical and life science markets.

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J-Flex awarded Cyber Essentials certification
General News & Events - 6th Sep, 2019

J-Flex awarded Cyber Essentials certification

J-Flex is delighted to have successfully achieved certification to the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme.

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Harbour Board products offer improved performance and cost savings
Fabricated Components, General News & Events, Mouldings - 24th Jul, 2019

Harbour Board products offer improved performance and cost savings

J-Flex have in recent years provided a couple of component solutions to a very busy Harbour Board. Meeting critical requirements for durability, reliability and safety, the products also enabled minimum downtime and overall cost savings.

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Vac-Sil® membranes from J-Flex creating interior trim panels on high quality vehicle interiors
General News & Events, VAC-SIL® Membranes, Vacuum Forming Consumables - 17th Jul, 2019

Vac-Sil® membranes from J-Flex creating interior trim panels on high quality vehicle interiors

Take a moment to watch the video and see our vacuum forming high quality membranes in action. Their high levels of flexibility, great strength, tear resistance and release properties have made them the obvious choice for this forming process.

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Benefit from Stronger Joints, with J-Flex
General News & Events, Precision Consumables, Vacuum Forming Consumables - 12th Jul, 2019

Benefit from Stronger Joints, with J-Flex

Recent tensile strength tests of J-Flex PTFE Glass stringer belts with interwoven pressed joints proved conclusively that they should be the belts of choice.

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J-Flex MD named Director of the Year!
General News & Events - 24th Jun, 2019

J-Flex MD named Director of the Year!

J-Flex celebrates awards success! Sam Kirk, our Managing Director, was named Young Director of the Year at the IoD East Midlands Director of the Year awards last week.

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18 reasons to choose J-Flex for your FKM sheet requirements
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings, Viton™ & FKM - 24th Jun, 2019

18 reasons to choose J-Flex for your FKM sheet requirements

Check out these 18 reasons why J-Flex is your best choice for FKM sheeting.

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Latest resources for VAC-SIL® Smart Membranes
Educational, General News & Events, Precision Consumables, VAC-SIL® Membranes, Vacuum Forming Consumables - 20th May, 2019

Latest resources for VAC-SIL® Smart Membranes

Our VAC-SIL® Comparison Chart and actual Samples sheet are the perfect companions to the main brochure. Find out more and how to download/request your copies.

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Your Invitation to Railtex 2019 test
EDPM, General News & Events - 23rd Apr, 2019

Your Invitation to Railtex 2019 test

J-Flex is delighted to announce its participation in the UK’s leading rail exhibition and invite you to join us on Stand T61.

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Your invitation to Intersolar Europe 2019
General News & Events - 18th Apr, 2019

Your invitation to Intersolar Europe 2019

J-Flex is delighted to announce its participation at Intersolar Europe 2019 The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners….

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J-Flex celebrates 35 years!
General News & Events - 1st Apr, 2019

J-Flex celebrates 35 years!

Retford-based J-Flex is celebrating 35 years in business in Nottinghamshire. Founded by John and Jill Kirk in 1984, the elastomer solutions provider has grown considerably since then, employing 21 people and exporting to over 55 countries.

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J-Flex named Company of the Year!
General News & Events - 19th Mar, 2019

J-Flex named Company of the Year!

J-Flex is celebrating after being crowned Company of the Year at the 2019 North Notts Business Awards, which celebrates the best of business in the region and comprises of judged and public voting categories.

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Probably the Largest Stocks of FKM Sheeting in Europe
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings, Viton™ & FKM - 25th Feb, 2019

Probably the Largest Stocks of FKM Sheeting in Europe

We currently have huge stocks of FKM Sheeting – find our which ones here…

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New High Performance Sheetings Samples Guide now available
Educational, General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 18th Feb, 2019

New High Performance Sheetings Samples Guide now available

This extremely useful and handy guide contains actual sample pieces of many of the specialist sheetings available from J-Flex.

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J-Flex picks up Three Award nominations
General News & Events - 30th Jan, 2019

J-Flex picks up Three Award nominations

Wednesday 30th January proved to be another great morning for everyone at J-Flex finding out we were Finalists in three of the categories in the North Notts Business Awards.

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FKM Sheet Products from J-Flex – Where ‘Specials’ are standard
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings, Viton™ & FKM - 18th Jan, 2019

FKM Sheet Products from J-Flex – Where ‘Specials’ are standard

Our factory has perfected the production of calendered FKM Laminated PTFE Sheet – for those extra demanding applications where wide resistance to many aggressive chemical mixes is required.

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Flexible Silicone Moulds for Soft Confectionery Depositing Systems
General News & Events, Manufactured Rubber Components, Mouldings - 15th Jan, 2019

Flexible Silicone Moulds for Soft Confectionery Depositing Systems

J-Flex have over 35 years experience designing and manufacturing Flexible Silicone Moulds – experience gained in making moulds for such confectionery products as the iconic “Pick ’n Mix” chocolate covered fondant, through to chocolate covered caramel snack bars.

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J-Flex to cease use of Talc Powder on Fluor-A-Com®
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings, Viton™ & FKM - 14th Jan, 2019

J-Flex to cease use of Talc Powder on Fluor-A-Com®

Following trials we are stopping the use of using talc powder as a release agent on our market-leading ‘Fluor-A-Com®’ FKM Sheet Products. This will be a positive step forward for everyone involved, and for the environment.

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J-Flex nominated at the inaugural East Midlands Business Masters
General News & Events - 10th Jan, 2019

J-Flex nominated at the inaugural East Midlands Business Masters

J-Flex have been shortlisted in the East Midlands Business Masters. J-Flex, currently exporting to over 55 countries, have been nominated for the International Trade award at the very first East Midlands Business Masters.

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Looking for White Silicone Sponge Sheeting?
General News & Events, Silicone, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 3rd Jan, 2019

Looking for White Silicone Sponge Sheeting?

J-Flex offers large stocks of competitively priced commercial quality, standard density white silicone sponge sheeting.

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Silicone Price Increase from 1st Feb 2019
General News & Events - 10th Dec, 2018

Silicone Price Increase from 1st Feb 2019

Firstly, we would like to thank you for your support throughout 2018. You may be aware that for many months now the global supply of silicone is being squeezed…..

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Two new additions at J-Flex!
General News & Events - 6th Dec, 2018

Two new additions at J-Flex!

J-Flex has recruited a familiar face as its new Marketing Manager, plus a recent graduate who has joined the company as Sales Administrator.

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J-Flex named in Top 3 family businesses in the Midlands!
General News & Events - 27th Nov, 2018

J-Flex named in Top 3 family businesses in the Midlands!

J-Flex celebrates after being named in the Top 3 family businesses in the region. The second-generation family business was one of two companies to receive a highly commended accolade at the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards.

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Vote for J-Flex at the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards!
General News & Events - 22nd Oct, 2018

Vote for J-Flex at the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards!

Voting for the People’s Choice category in the Midlands Family Business Awards is open right now, giving the public the chance to make their views count and vote for J-Flex!

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J-Flex’ Fabulous Fundraisers!
General News & Events - 10th Oct, 2018

J-Flex’ Fabulous Fundraisers!

On Saturday (6th October), four fabulous fundraisers – try saying that after a few fizzy drinks – from J-Flex completed the Bassetlaw Hospice Pyjama Walk in Retford.

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Case Study – J-Flex Metal Detectable Products Ensure Safety
General News & Events, Silicone, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 6th Oct, 2018

Case Study – J-Flex Metal Detectable Products Ensure Safety

They often call fish brain food – why? Apparently there are one or more nutrients (omega-3 fats etc.) in fish which are food for the brain, brain development and cognitive function…

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J-Flex Metal Detectable rubber products get alarm bells ringing
General News & Events, Silicone, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 4th Oct, 2018

J-Flex Metal Detectable rubber products get alarm bells ringing

Bringing it’s experience of Polymer engineering to the market once again, J-Flex offer a tried and tested range of Metal Detectable Sheet materials to suit all types of detector equipment.

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Need an effective weatherproof seal? Talk to J-Flex!
Fabricated Components, General News & Events, Manufactured Rubber Components - 12th Sep, 2018

Need an effective weatherproof seal? Talk to J-Flex!

Weatherproof seals eliminate outgassing for a large European producer of specialised electronic and electrical lighting equipment for airports & heliports.

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All You Need To Know About FKM
Educational, General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 3rd Sep, 2018

All You Need To Know About FKM

We’re keen to share that knowledge with you! So, with that in mind we’ve updated our highly sought-after Guide to Fluoroelastomers.

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J-Flex nominated for Family Business Awards 2018
General News & Events - 3rd Sep, 2018

J-Flex nominated for Family Business Awards 2018

J-Flex is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted by judges for the Family Business of the Year category of the Midlands Family Business Awards 2018.

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Awkward, demanding component requirements? Talk to J-Flex!
Fabricated Components, General News & Events - 12th Jun, 2018

Awkward, demanding component requirements? Talk to J-Flex!

A multi-national manufacturer of flow control products (who have become experts in saving water, with factories in several countries, encounters many local issues. Here’s how we helped them.

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World Environment Day
General News & Events - 4th Jun, 2018

World Environment Day

J-Flex supports World Environment Day. World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated …

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J-Flex shows its support for Bassetlaw Hospice
General News & Events - 4th Apr, 2018

J-Flex shows its support for Bassetlaw Hospice

The Company Directors are pleased to announce Bassetlaw Hospice as its nominated charity for the next 3 years.

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Game Changing Solutions from J-Flex!
General News & Events, Manufactured Rubber Components, Mouldings - 26th Feb, 2018

Game Changing Solutions from J-Flex!

Did you know that J-Flex was recently involved in the development of a new board game for Sheffield Hallam University?

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Silicone Pricing 2018
General News & Events - 5th Feb, 2018

Silicone Pricing 2018

Price Increase Notification –  As you may be aware the world’s leading silicone raw material suppliers have increased their prices …

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ISO 9001:2015 – Important Announcement
General News & Events - 4th Jan, 2018

ISO 9001:2015 – Important Announcement

J-Flex is delighted to announce that it successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 before Christmas!

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Vac-Sil® Quality Membranes, exclusively from J-Flex!
General News & Events, VAC-SIL® Membranes, Vacuum Forming Consumables - 20th Oct, 2017

Vac-Sil® Quality Membranes, exclusively from J-Flex!

VAC-SIL® Quality Membranes, exclusively from J-Flex, provide first-class performance and can significantly help to reduce the total cost of ownership of solar module laminators.

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Rail Products from J-Flex – where your safety is our priority
EDPM, General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 18th Oct, 2017

Rail Products from J-Flex – where your safety is our priority

In the light of more stringent safety standards in mass transportation applications J-Flex has added to its specialised rubber sheet range Fire Resistant, Low Smoke, Low Toxicity EPDM to meet EN 45545-2.

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17 Amazing Reasons to Buy your FKM/ Viton™ Sheet from J-Flex!
General News & Events, Specialist Rubber Sheetings, Viton™ & FKM - 6th Oct, 2017

17 Amazing Reasons to Buy your FKM/ Viton™ Sheet from J-Flex!

Last year the Chemours Company launched their Viton™ Licensee Programme providing enhanced benefits for customers and partners alike J-Flex is proud to be a member of the Chemours Viton™ Licensee Programme.

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Viton™ – Have you heard the news?
General News & Events, Viton™ & FKM - 5th Oct, 2017

Viton™ – Have you heard the news?

As you may be aware DuPont transferred their Viton™ business unit to The Chemours Company. Chemours have launched a brand new Viton™ Licensee Programme and J-Flex – a long time DuPont Licensee – is delighted to announce that we are now an approved Chemours Viton™ Licensee.

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Be seen and have a weight off your mind!…
Extrusions, General News & Events - 7th Jan, 2016

Be seen and have a weight off your mind!…

How a simple and sometimes traditional product can be improved to give major safety benefits – The humble Weighbridge rubber.

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Standard Stock Food Quality Translucent Silicone Rubber Bellows
Fabricated Components, General News & Events, Mouldings - 7th Apr, 2015

Standard Stock Food Quality Translucent Silicone Rubber Bellows

Precision moulded FDA compliant Translucent Silicone Rubber Single Convoluted Bellows in the most popular sizes and available ex-stock.

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Life Expectancy of Silicone Rubbers
Educational, General News & Events, Silicone, Specialist Rubber Sheetings - 7th Sep, 2012

Life Expectancy of Silicone Rubbers

So, just what is the life expectancy of Silicone Rubbers?  Here, we explain.

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What is a Fluoroelastomer?
Educational, General News & Events, Viton™ & FKM - 7th Aug, 2012

What is a Fluoroelastomer?

Fluoroelastomers are fluorinated synthetic polymers designed for harsh environments including aggressive chemical and temperature applications.

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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.