In the UK, we spend more than £38 billion each year on research and development. A good deal of this activity takes place in small and large laboratories around the region and involves everything from research into new pharmaceuticals to enterprises where the next new products or parts are being tested for release onto the market.
Access to quality services and solutions is critical for any laboratory setting, whatever project is being undertaken. Ley Rubber based in Liverpool are one of the leading rubber stopper manufacturers in the UK and have a long history of delivering products to both research and development enterprises as well as educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities.
Types of Rubber Stopper for Laboratories
Rubber bungs and stoppers are generally used to seal containers or provide an airtight connection between different elements in a lab process. While stoppers can have a straight edge, most have a tapered design which means they can easily be inserted into the neck of a bottle or container. Many have holes drilled in them that allow tubing to be connected to other parts of the laboratory setup.
Rubber stoppers can be made from a variety of different materials. Neoprene, for instance, has a high resistance to heat and works better than red rubber as it can deal with substances such as fats, oils and organic chemicals. These are suitable for test tubes, bottles and a range of other lab glassware.
Silicone rubber stoppers also have a high resistance to heat, able to cope with temperatures up to 305 degrees centigrade. They are also non-porous which means that they work well when the customer wants to prevent bacterial contamination.
Finding the Right Laboratory Rubber Stopper Manufacturer
When it comes to finding the right components for your laboratory set-up, whether it’s in education or a research and development setting, value for money and quality is paramount.
At Ley Rubber, we have manufacturing capability on-site which means, not only can we produce standard sizes and shapes but we can create bespoke solutions depending on your individual needs. With a range of materials such as natural rubber, neoprene and silicone, we can complete tailored orders of any size.
The Benefits of Partnering with Ley Holdings
We’re a family-owned, British business based in the heart of the North West and we have over 60 years delivering high-quality rubber products for our customers. We not only serve industries such as research and development and education but have worked with small and large enterprises in the automotive industry, marine sector, food and hospitality and construction.
You can easily browse our catalogue of standard rubber stoppers and order online or you can contact us directly for a bespoke solution to your needs. We have the latest CAD software and engineering expertise on-site at our Merseyside premises which means we can handle all your requirements. We operate to tight E1 standards and will work with you to ensure you get the right product manufactured and delivered on time.
If you are searching for a UK laboratory rubber stopper manufacturer, contact the team at Ley Rubber today.