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Supplier: Mackay Rubber

Engineered solutions are Mackay’s core expertise and competitive strength.

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Often products manufactured for Industrial applications require specifications more precise than "Rubber, Black".

Careful consideration of operating environment, stresses and strains developed in the application, mechanical performance and durability are paramount for critical components. Mackay is unrivalled in Australia for breadth of rubber design, rubber formulation development and manufacturing processes employed. It is for this reason that Mackay is Australia’s pre-eminent supplier of locally manufactured engineered rubber products for the Defence, Rail, Marine and Automotive industries.

Design and development of optimal engineered rubber product solutions requires advanced design technologies and skills, breadth and depth of expertise, advanced rubber development expertise, and a variety of manufacturing processes. Mackay maintains Australia’s most extensive facilities and expertise in-house, providing design and development synergies targeted at optimal solutions.

Diverse Markets
Mackay serves a diverse range of industries. Our strength lies in the specialization and expertise applied to each segment. Mackay offers a focussed approach in each area of our business. Knowledge and expertise coupled with innovative thinking and the latest processes and technologies ensure that the company can solve the specific needs of each industry in the most cost effective manner for all industries - Automotive, Defence, Heavy Transport, Marine, Packaging, Mining, General Industrial or any other - Mackay can provide the best possible rubber-based solutions.

Design Achievement

  • Comprehensive range of design, materials development and production mixing on one site.
  • 40 tonnes of rubber products in Collins Class submarines
  • Australia’s only major designers and suppliers of mass dampers.
  • The dominant supplier of drum cover seals.
  • Australia’s only turbo hose manufacturer.
  • Prime supplier of auto aftermarket hoses in the S.E. Asian region.
  • Australia’s leading supplier of elastomeric anti-vibration products.
  • The only supplier to NATO vessels of approved Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (E.S.S.M) silo covers.

Design & Materials
Mackay is committed to attaining the highest standards possible from concept through to final product. The no-compromise approach involves using the best materials available, combined with innovative product and process development. Our management systems ensure customers receive optimal solutions to needs.

The experienced engineering staff use Unigraphics CAD and Solid Edge drafting systems and ANSYS finite element analysis to model customer requirements, reducing lead times from concept to prototype and finished product. The Mackay NATA accredited physical testing laboratory conducts simulated service testing on prototypes ensuring that products not only perform the tasks for which they are designed, but meet the durability requirements of customers’ applications. From material formulation and engineering design through to manufacture and distribution, Mackay strives for continued excellence at each step.

Testing & Analysis

  • Tensile Properties
  • Compression Set
  • Dynamic Properties
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Thermal Properties
  • Environmental Performance
  • Durability
  • Industry and Customers’ Standards

Global Quality
Australia is in a unique position in the Global Economy. Australia’s open markets expose Australian manufacturers to worldwide technology innovations and quality standards. Mackay’s adoption of globally competitive technology, skills and quality standards is proven by the success of Mackay’s products in many arduous applications around the world. From vehicle coolant hoses in the deserts, to industrial transmission components in factories to defence components in the field, Mackay products are proven performers.

The basis for this excellent track record is the depth of expertise and variety of work which the company’s extensive development and manufacturing facilities have mastered over many decades. The commitment starts with a thorough knowledge of the materials and extends through to avast number of varied applications. Mackay’s R&D perfects the manufacturing process which includes error prevention measures that assure product quality. Mackay has earned its respected global position in rubber engineering by maintaining the highest standards and constantly extending its range of skills.

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