NARM BROCHURE 2015 [eVer]
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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‘ Australia’s leading rubber manufacturer since 1922 ‘
Narm Rubber is proudly Australian owned with factory
operations in Brisbane and Sydney, with our Head Office
We have an active Australian R&D program and work
with local business and suppliers to develop technology.
We pride ourselves on being a key supply chain partner
by providing quality products and developing trusted
relationships with our customers. We take the time to
understand your business and work with you to manu-
Why Choose Narm
“ Should your requirements involve
customisation, we have full capacity
to tailor our products to match your
“ We recycle tyre material to provide
a sustainable closed loop for recy-
cled rubber products. This means
that products can continue to be
recycled and re-used.”
“ Our processes reduce manufactur-
ing costs by up to 50% compared to
those of virgin rubber products.”
Since 1922, Narm Rubber has been manufacturing
rubber products in Queensland.
During the Second World War we began to develop
industrial product lines and by the mid-forties became
a major player in the supply of both rubber footwear
and industrial rubber goods.
Today, privately and Australian owned, Narm Rubber
has created leading edge processes to manufacture
new as well as recycled rubber products in natural and
synthetic rubbers including silicon.
We supply products to a wide range of industries
throughout Queensland and nationally including:
Building & Construction
“ From our beginnings at Kelvin
Grove in Brisbane, we were part
of an international group and
were best known as a producer
of low priced footwear made
from natural rubber.”
“ Through Narm Rubber’s technology,
we can recycle rubber products into
literally thousands of different rubber
parts, pieces and products. Further-
more, reusing these rubber products
reduces escalating and damaging tyre
“ Our green material compounds meet
ASTM and BS-EN norms for rubber
Carbon footprint is a‘measure of the impact human
activities leave on the environment in terms of the
amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in
units of carbon dioxide’. Carbon offsetting is used to
compensate for your emissions by funding an equiva-
lent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Most enterprises
see valuable benefits from their investment in sustain-
ability in terms of cost savings, energy efficiency, staff
engagement and other business benefits.
It is estimated that companies will be required to cut
25% of carbon emissions by 2020 and 50-80% by 2050
which will be mandated by both state and federal
regulations. This will affect the availability and costs of
energy which are expected to double within the next
The carbon cost of manufacturing new goods and
products is significant and generating carbon credits
through utilising Narm Rubber’s recycled rubber
products creates a direct financial impact. Furthermore,
good environmental performance reduces risk, lowers
costs, improves productivity and enhances your
As a key commercial benefit, purchasing recycled rubber
products provides the opportunity to utilize your carbon
offsets and carbon credits.
Narm Rubber holds 2 patents for our rejuvenation
process. We are the only company in Australia to use a
particular process of recovering rubber as granules and
solvents for reuse. Rubber granules are converted into
powder and powder is transformed into new product
via our patented technology.
Narm Rubber’s IP and technology also meets the
requirements of the Kyoto Agreement under Carbon
Disclosure Pricing. (The Carbon Disclosure Project acts
on behalf of institutional investors to promote disclo-
sure of climate change strategies within organisations.)
We are a Green business and are members of :
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR)
ACOR is the national peak industry association for
businesses in the recycling industry of Australia. They
seek to support governments and the Australian
community in helping Australia make the transition
from an inefficient and wasteful (linear) economic
system – where products and materials are disposed of
at the end of their productive life – to a highly efficient,
sustainable (closed-loop) materials economy.
Green Building Council of Australia
Launched in 2002, the GBCA is a national, not-for-profit
organisation that is committed to developing a sustain-
able property industry for Australia by encouraging the
adoption of green building practices. It is uniquely
supported by both industry and governments across
Each year Australia consumes about 540,000 tons of rubber
products, around half of this being tyres. The remainder is
in rubber hoses, mattresses, machine belts and a wide
variety of other manufactured rubber products.
Trends over the last seven years have seen an increase of
33 percent per year in tyre imports. There are now record
levels of tyres being imported into Australia to the value of
$480 Million dollars per annum and this is creating a large
impact to our environment. Scrap tyres take up large
amounts of space in landfills and are often dumped into
illegal tyre piles.
Benefits of rubber recycling:
Less tyres being exported and burnt as fuel therefore
less toxic emissions.
Products can be claimed as a recycled resource.
Rejuvenated rubber produces lower emissions than
new products therefore reducing carbon dioxide into
the atmosphere and reducing energy costs.
With the reduction of landfill through recycling there
is less risk of fires that create dangerous levels of
A decade-long partnership between the World Resources
Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustain-
able Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working
with businesses, governments, and environmental groups
around the world to build a new generation of credible and
effective programs for tackling climate change.
Narm Rubber is also accredited in the Product Stewardship
Scheme. The development of a product stewardship
initiative was to assist in overcoming impediments to
markets for end-of-life tyres and tyre derived products and
to gain more value from the end-of-life tyres generated in
Australia each year.
The scheme is designed to deliver a range of benefits for
individual participants, the tyre industry as a whole and for
Increased use of a resource stream currently being
disposed of as waste.
Reduction in the number of tyres not going to an
environmentally sound use.
An enhanced Australian recycling industry and
sustainable markets for end-of-life tyres and tyre
Increased capacity to handle end-of-life tyres in Australia.
Creation of new markets for end-of-life tyres and tyre
derived products through research and development.
An improved business environment particularly for
tyre collectors and recyclers.
Increased consumer awareness of the impact of
end-of-life tyre disposal.
Enhanced credibility for the tyre industry through
demonstrated leadership in environmental
management and adoption of corporate social
At Narm Rubber we provide a range of green products including:
Soft material mats for playgrounds, footpaths, sports
grounds, entertainment areas, pubs and clubs.
Powdered Rubber which is made through a process
of grinding rubber granulates to a powder. It is used as
basis material for new products and application in
the rubber and plastic industry.
Consumer and industrial products that is long
lasting, impact resistant & recyclable.
Our Green Products
This surface is a substitute for wood mulch; it lasts much
longer and will not decay as quickly. Rubber mulch comes in
many different colours and styles and is capable of many uses.
Narm Rubber is the only manufacturer of recycled rubber
mulch, meaning we are the only supplier of this non-toxic
product. Being non-toxic, is an important differentiator
particularly in use as a timbermulchreplacementin parks,
playgrounds and day-care centres.
The majority of soft-fall products on the market are
imported. Products not made by Narm Rubber tend to
be brittle and crack, resulting in a shorter lifetime and
these products are often sold at a higher cost. They also
cannot be recycled, leading to more permanent waste
and long term damage to the environment.
Narm Rubber silicone sheet is a resilient and versatile
silicone solid rubber. kSil™ is the ideal sheeting material
for gaskets and seals used in industrial applications where
adverse temperatures are present or where an inert,
robust polymer is required. All our solid silicone sheeting
is FDA compliant for use with food and drink contact.
FDA compliant silicone rubber products will meet both
national and international legislation requirements
preventing unwamted chemical contamination of food
Using the latest state of the art processing equipment,
Narm Rubbers solid silicone sheeting is manufactured to
the highest quality on calendered sheeting lines equipped
with automated laser gauges for the tightest dimensional
controls. High impingement nozzles are used to evenly
distribute the heat over the entire surface through the
oven, enhancing quality, performance and repeatability to
produce the best quality silicone sheeting which can be
used in a wide range of industries including automotive,
aerospace, construction, electronics, energy, food, mass
transit and oil & gas.
With our vast expertise and knowledge in calendering
silicone sheeting for over 55 years, coupled with the latest,
state of the art processing equipment, ensures Narm
Rubber's sheeting performs to the highest standards to
meet your application needs, whatever the industry.
Silicone sponge rubber is a closed cell elastomeric
material that is designed for exceptionally reliable sealing,
cushioning, vibration insulation and insullation.
Silicone sponge is resistant to environmental extremes
from Ozone to UV rays and has an extremely wide
temperature range from 230°C to -60°C making it the ideal
sealing material in applications where environmental
conditions are unstable or volatile.
Silicone solid tubing is supplied to a diverse range of
industries and markets - ranging from Lighting and
Construction to Dairy, Automotive and Aerospace.
Every industry and market has its own requirements in
terms of specifications and approvals.
We mix all suraSil™ grades in-house so that all our extrusion
products perform to the highest standards of quality and
meet a wide range of customer specifications and require-
ments. Using our state-of-the-art laboratory and in-house
mixing facilities we rigorously test each batch before
production and can adjust formulations to meet your
Narm Rubber’s silicone sponge extrusions are
manufactured, designed and developed specifically for
the manufacture of extruded sponge products. expanSil™
sponge is manufactured in a continuous production
process, allowing for much longer silicone sponge coil
lengths. This can help significantly reduce set-up and
changeover times and increase your operational
efficiency and competitive advantage.
expanSil™GP materials offer all the resilience and versatility
of silicone rubber and are ideal for industries where adverse
temperatures are an issue or alternatively, where there are
uneven sealing surfaces requiring a supple material.
Silicone Moulding & Gaskets
Calendering is a process which is employed to produce
very highquality seamless rolls of rubber with extremely
consistent thickness and density. Narm Rubber uses the
calendering process to impregnate elastomeric
compounds, into various natural and
synthetic fabrics, to produce composite sheets.
The rubber along with the chosen fabric, is fed through a
series of rollers many times under extreme pressure. This
pressure results in a uniform sheet of high tolerance and
high mechanical properties with all components melded
completely into one homogenous sheet. The resulting
materials are used in the manufacture of gaskets, water-
proofing membranes, insertion rubber and other similar
products where uniformity and high mechanical proper-
ties are important.
Calendered rubber and composite fabric sheeting is used
in a wide range of industries, with each application having
its own specific
requirements. Narm Rubber’s broad experience and
knowledge insures that our calendered material will
satisfy your requirements.
Calendered Rubber is used in many ways including:
Rubber sheets for mining
Sponge sheeted rubber
Narm Rubber specialises in supplying extruded rubber.We
have tooling to produce almost any commonly used
We also have the ability to extrude an endless array of
unique rubber profiles, suitable for applications in any
Our extrusions are manufactured using high quality raw
materials and are available in a number of
elastomers.Natural rubber, EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile and
Silicone, as well as a closed-cell Neoprene sponge are
commonly used. These cater for a wide range of specific
uses and environments.
Narm Rubber can design and manufacture to suit your
exact specifications either in small or large production runs.
This means our range includes hundreds of options.
The shape of your extruded profile, as well as the type of
rubber used and the hardness of the rubber are all tailored
to perfectly suit your end use. This applies to both how the
extrusion performs in its function and in the longevity of
the rubber itself, when in situation.
Narm Rubber’s extruded products include
Fenders SPONGE EXTRUSIONS
Rubber Hand Building
Narm Rubber has the experience and the equipment to
handbuild large or complex items whether it be one of a
prototype, or continuous production based on volume.
We fabricate hand built products to your exact
Our range of products include
Our range of products includes airport safety cones,
inflatable seals, gaskets, hoses and rings.
Airport Safety Cones
Industrial Hoses and rings
Moulding is central to Narm Rubber’s operation. Narm
Rubber manufactures custom moulded products using
expansive variety of rubber and silicon materials.
Most of our products are tailor made to suit the specific
requirements of our customers.
We are certified to ISO 9001 and are dedicated to producing
high quality moulded products and will take the necessary
steps to understand and ensure your project needs are
satisfied. We also ensure we stay current with the latest
industry technologies and resources to ensure we provide
best practice techniques in the manufacture of your
We have the ability to handle projects ranging from
prototype/limited production runs to high volume
Narm’s moulded rubber products include:
Excavator Track Pads
Rubber Floor Tiles
Rubber Track Pads
Seals & Gaskets
Polyurethane Elastomers are extremely versatile
materials and this has been the key to their widespread
It is a flexibile engineering material available in Sheet,
Rod and Custom Cast Products. Polyurethane has a unique
design and construction combining many of the advan-
tages of rigid plastics, metals and ceramics with the
extensibility of rubber.
There are many different types of Polyurethanes Sheet,
Polyurethane Rod and Polyurethane Custom Cast Compo-
Polyurethane can be adapted to comprise a wide range of
unique properties, which is a key factor of its versatility, as
Toughness: Tensile strength
High load bearing ability
High tear resistance
water, oil, grease
(when long service life
of PU parts are taken
Speed Humps & Wheel Stoppers
Our products include:
traffic signal lamps
road warning lamps
rubber warning columns
rubber speed humps
plastic traffic barriers,
collision avoidance barrels
car parking locks
+ much more....
INDUSTRIES WE SERVICE
Narm Rubber services a range of industries including:
FOOD, DRINK, DAIRY
FOOD & DRINK
ARMY & DEFENCE
37 Timms Road, Everton Hills, QLD 4053
1300 144 112
Factory Direct (07) 3353 8992
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