Nelson Roller and Rubber Company Ltd


Silicon Rollers and Mouldings

Nelson Roller and Rubber Company Ltd have extensive expertise in the manufacture of silicone rubber rollers. Working with suppliers we can provide a wide range of silicones in durometers from 40° to 80° shore A. Silicone mixes can be customised for either pure heat resistance and/or release properties.

A large inventory of silicone gum is held mainly in red oxide, although whites and specials can be processed to order. These can be quickly transformed into rollers or moulded parts in our clean, well equipped roller unit or moulding division.

Repairs, Regrinds and New Metal Stocks

We offer an efficient metal spraying service to refurbish worn shafts and journal ends. Roller life can often be prolonged by regrinding. Both worn and eccentric sections can be reground, restoring rollers to their original profile.

Nelson Roller and Rubber can undertake the manufacture of complete new metal stocks. We also carry stocks of new silicone seal and draw rollers for polythene bag machines.

Specialty Compounds

Nelson Roller & Rubber have been associated with the textile trade since 1902. During this time a range of compounds have been developed for combing, spinning and heat setting, and every week thousands of kilos of yarn and top are produced from rollers covered in our workshop.

Range of Industrial Roller Coverings

With backing from our Colne Valley Polymers Division, Nelson Roller & Rubber is able to offer a broad range of roller coverings in different polymers and hardnesses (including polyurethane's). To guide our customers in selecting a suitable roller covering compound, on request we can offer you the chemical resistance of each polymer. Some of our branded coverings include Colnflex, Colnite and Colntex. See below for more details on each.



A terpolymer blend designed to give good dynamic and grip properties whilst exhibiting oil and heat resistance up to 130°C. Widely used in glue spreader and belt sander applications in woodworking plus widespread use in polythene extrusion and bag-making.


A highly sophisticated oil resistant rubber with high abrasion-resistance and heat resistance up to 170°C. Applications include friction feed wheels and hot white spirit and wax applications. Available in durometers from 70° shore A to 99° shore A.


An abrasion and oil resistant textile roller covering in a distinctive yellow. It is designed to give good compression set and nip properties but avoids the swelling, sweating and deformation which can occur with polyurethane coverings.


We have expanded into polyurathane casting, with an extensive knowledge of bonding compound to metal.

We are working alongside our resin suppliers, so that our company can supply a varying durometer polyurathane range, which has high abrasion resistance.

Work will be carried out according to the customer's drawings and specifications with a rough or smooth finish.

Polyurethane elastomers are high-performance materials with exceptional properties, making them useful in an increasingly wide range of applications. They are impressively versatile, varying from light and flexible, as soft as skin, to strong and rigid, as hard as bone with an infinite variety between.

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