KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa has been the home of NUVO™ Holdings, formerly known as The Natal Rubber Group, since the mid 1970’s. With an affinity toward innovation, the group has advanced and, since new ownership grasped hold of the reins in 2008, its progression has not only lead to investment in new technology and equipment but in the actual brand ideology and identity itself. In early 2015 the company adopted the name NUVO™ as a representation of their progress and ability to break new ground in the rubber industry.
In early 2015, Natal Rubber Compounders (also known as NRC) became NUVO™ Rubber Compounders.
NUVO™ Rubber Compounders specialises in the manufacturing of natural and synthetic rubber compounds and boasts an extensive range of compounds for a wide variety of applications including the mining, industrial, automotive, transport and building industries.
NUVO™ Rubber Compounders commissioned a new Farrel F305 Banbury® mixer in 2009 which is fitted with NST™ rotors – the latest technology rotors offered by Farrel. Studies have shown that use of NST™ rotors, over the standard 2-wing rotors, leads to compound physical property improvement of up to 12 % and up to 17 % improvement in energy efficiency.
NUVO™ is also home to a Farrel K6 Intermix® fitted with NR5™ rotor technology. These rotors ensure the maximum possible dispersion of ingredients and fillers making it ideal for processing of technologically advanced compounds.
Innovative processes combined with advanced mixing and laboratory technology have positioned NUVO™ Rubber Compounders to exceed customer expectations and remain at the forefront of rubber compounding within South Africa and the world.
Established in 1992, NUVO™ Rubber Lining (formerly known as Hitec Rubber) remains at the forefront of rubber lining product production. From the production of natural and synthetic rubber linings to cured rubber sheeting, available in both chemical cure (i.e. cold cure) and steam cure, NUVO™ Rubber Lining offers a variety of products suited to their customer’s specific requirements.
Quality and efficiency remains paramount when it comes to the key deliverables of this business of distinction. Such ideals are achieved as a result of a team of dedicated and experienced staff who provide both technical expertise and the implementation of strict standards and methods of testing and control. With a customer-focussed mindset, NUVO™ Rubber Lining works closely with all customers on material selection in order to suit required specifications and process requirements. Flexible production and an innovative mindset when it comes to the continuous advancement of processes and methods of service delivery, ensure that NUVO™ Rubber Lining exceeds all expectations.
The benefits of working with
NUVO™ Rubber Companies
The latest mixing equipment give NUVO™ the capacity to efficiently produce up to 2000 tonnes of rubber compound per month, making NUVO™ the most advanced custom rubber compounder in Southern Africa.
Nuvo™ has 2 Farrel mixers;
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Strict standards of control, skilled technicians and advanced testing methods exceed conventional standards, ensuring uncompromising consistency and quality from one batch to the next.
By remaining on the cutting edge of modern technology NUVO™ are able to research the best processes and materials needed for improving and refining the characteristics of each compound. New formulations can be developed when a customer’s requirements cannot be met.
NUVO™ Rubber companies are committed to opening doors of opportunity for each employee through focussed skill advancement and training programs. A strong spirit of pride is set in the hearts of each employee as training and development needs are met.
Production efficiency, re-usable materials, the use of advanced energy saving mixing equipment as well as our recycling techniques work together to minimise the environmental footprint of NUVO™. NUVO™ have invested in the F305 Banbury® Mixer which is fitted with NST rotors. Studies have shown that the use of NST rotors over the standard 2-wing rotors leads to 17% improvement in energy efficiency.
NUVO™ Rubber Componders is a level 3 BEE contributor and are able to exceed customer expectations through the experience and knowledge of the staff and management team.
It is through the dedication and loyalty of our experienced team that NUVO™ is able to break new ground in the developement of rubber technology.
Nuvo™ issue a quarterly electronic newsletter and here are the links to the previous versions
A New Year. A New Identity.
Success for NUVO™ at the IOM3 conference
Advanced Technology. Compounding Excellence
Looking back on 2015
Nuvo Staff Feature
Introducing Solid Tyres
Looking Back on 2016
IOM3 Rubber Conference 2017