New sheet-rubber factory opens in China

Xuancheng, China – Nanjing Bonzer Rubber & Plastic Co. Ltd has opened a new factory for the manufacture of rubber sheet and matting in Xuancheng, Anhui province.

The 12,000 square-metre facility is producing the Chinese company’s rubber sheet for industrial, consumer and agricultural uses, in widths of up to two metres.

“The new factory has run into formal operation about one month and we have more than 100 employees,” a company spokeswoman said in a written statement to ERJ.

The factory, she said, has started up with seven ‘sets of machines’ with another 13 sets due to be installed: “So, today the production capability is only 18 tonnes/day. When all the machines are installed, our production capability will be 53 tonnes/day.”

The rubber sheet materials, she said, include SBR, NBR, CR, EPDM, fluoroelastomer and silicone, some with fabric-reinforcement.  Applications include gaskets, O-rings, conveyors for food production lines, animal-stable mats, playground surfaces.

With the new unit Nanjing-based Bonzer Rubber, which also operates a factory in China’s Lishui district, has over 300 employees and an annual output of rubber products of more than 30,000 tonnes.