Material Science Expertise



Gulf Rubber’s extensive material science expertise and innovative polymer development has been the backbone and capability pillar since our inception. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation, material development, industry changes, and sustainability, allowing our Customers the confidence to trust, and rely on Gulf Rubber.

Over the past 40 years, Gulf has developed a diversified range of products for a vast array of industries and applications. Whether it be Potable Water, Automotive rubber manufacturing, Mining, Oil, Gas, Industrial gaskets and seals and many more, Gulf has the material formulations and industry expertise to present a solution – we also have the ability to custom design a material formulation, specific to our Customer needs and requirements.


  • Experience & Innovation
  • Potable Water expertise
  • Extensive material library

Key partners

Our focus areas

Global Potable Water (Drinking Water)

Gulf has a global footprint and extensive knowledge and experience in Domestic and International Potable Water standards. Gulf holds certifications for both Australia and many International certifications in a wide range of polymers. These include AS4020 (Australia), BS6920/WRAS (UK), ACS (French), KTW-BWGL (German), NSF 61 (US), and many more.

Click on the link below to learn more about our Potable Water expertise.

Laboratory and Testing

Gulf has several internal laboratories available for compound development and testing, operated by our qualified Chemists.

A wide range of elastomeric testing is available to various test methods, from basic physical properties to complex testing regimes. Gulf has also formed strong relationships with external testing laboratories, who support Gulf with expedited testing requirements and innovative material development projects.

Industry Expertise

Gulf has extensive experience and knowledge across a wide range of applications and industries, with unique material understanding throughout.

This experience and diversity allows Gulf to provide the knowledge and expertise for our Customers, in new markets or applications they wish to develop or engage.

Sustainability and the environment

Increasingly the world is moving to protect the health and safety of the population and the environment. In line with our Environmental policies, Gulf is committed to do our part, and the environment, changing regulations and sustainability is at the forefront of our business decisions.

Gulf Rubber has extensive knowledge and understanding of domestic and international standards such as ROHS, UL, REACH, Cal-Prop-65 and many others.

Quality Assurance

It’s our goal to ensure you never experience production downtime, expensive repairs, or frustrating warranty claims. That’s why all Gulf factories around the world, and all third-party factories that supply to Gulf, meet the quality standards required for ISO 9001 or IATF 16949.

Our products are manufactured to precise specifications with tight tolerances. When you partner with Gulf, you can have complete peace of mind knowing you will always receive the highest quality components.

Custom Design Capability

At Gulf, we thrive on the opportunity to innovate. If you need a custom product or solution, then our trusted engineers, chemists, and technologists will work tirelessly to deliver above and beyond your expectations. Whatever your specifications or requirements, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got the strategic partner who can solve the problem.

Searching for the right partner to solve your problem?

Book a consultation with our engineering team

Since 1980, Gulf Rubber’s specialised rubber and plastic engineers have designed bespoke, technical solutions for our partners across the globe. If you have a problem you can’t solve, a concept you can’t pinpoint, or a fragmented process you wish to simplify, we can help.

We’ll get to know your product and application, design a new solution, and use our experience to improve your business outcomes.