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We Have An Onsite Laboratory For All Testing

Trafford Rubber’s laboratory is fitted out to test all the required physical properties needed to produce excellent compounds. We can test strength & elongation, abrasion, resilience, compression set, swell or shrinkage, to prove how well these compounds would behave both dimensionally and dynamically in the marketplace.

With several thousand formulations for all types of rubber compounds, we are confident that we can meet your needs. If we can’t, our experienced technical staff supported by extensive laboratory and testing facilities will formulate the precise production solution for your needs.

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Founded in 1948, we have decades of experience as a Leading Independent Rubber Compounder

Located in Manchester with a history spanning back to 1948, our extensive product range is backed by a dedicated team of technical experts and fully equipped laboratory facilities to customise products to your exact requirements. We don’t just work in the UK though, we also do worldwide exports which you can learn more about here.

We mix an extensive range of black & coloured compounds based on natural & all the major synthetic rubbers to provide end users with properties such as abrasion, chemical & heat resistance coupled with the appropriate dynamic & physical strength characteristics. Our rubber products are fully compliant with ISO9001:2015.

Meet Our Team

Discover the faces behind Trafford Rubber. Our team of experts have years of experience bringing you the highest quality services that are specific to your needs.

Les Cotton

Managing Director

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07775533052

Paul Keeley

Operations Director

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07500927857

Chris Mathews

Sales Director

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07775533049

Dave Cliff

Business Manager

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07584355207

Lee Mercer

Technical Sales Manager

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07711659902

Tom Ward

Production Manager

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07775503588

Gareth Jones

Technical Manager

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07766736576

Laura Daly

Finance Manager

Office: 01618737172

Sarah Whiteside

Admin & Purchasing Manager

Office: 01618737172

Danny Williams

Admin Supervisor (Bredbury site)

Office: 01618737172

Mobile: 07742309744

Emma Kershaw

Senior Administrator

Office: 01618737172

Danni Allman

Senior Administrator

Office: 01618737172

Michelle Bagnall

Office Admin (Bredbury site)

Office: 01614272534

Our Careers Opportunities

Join Trafford Rubber’s team of experts and shape the future of rubber compounding. Currently, we employ over 45 employees but this is increasing all the time as we look to grow our capacity. On average, our employee’s length of service is over 10 years so we’re doing something right!

Be part of our success story, see our available opportunities and submit your application below.

Production Operative

Full Time


This full time position for a production operative is based in Manchester. No experience required.

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    The UK’s leading independent rubber compounder supplying calendared & extruded compounds to the industrial roller covering, tank lining, flat roofing & hose industries. Learn more about our global worldwide exports here.

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