U.S. and China Manufacturing for Custom Rubber Parts

Flexan offers clients the option of choosing the best manufacturing location for their needs, whether in the U.S. or China or both. All projects are quoted in U.S. dollars to avoid currency exchange issues.

Dual Manufacturing Capabilities

We deliver the full range of custom rubber compounding and molding services at both facilities, from new product development, prototyping and tool design to material sourcing, molding production, secondary operations and value-added services – at competitive overall costs, regardless of the location.

Our China manufacturing operation combines lower-cost, highly skilled labor with the same advanced molding practices as the U.S., providing an attractive offshore option, particularly for companies that ship to Asia and the Pacific.

Our clients can work directly with English-speaking management and technical staff in China, where we have been operating since 2004. To accommodate growing demand, we recently expanded to an additional building, where we have room to grow with our clients. Our subsidiary FMI Medical also operates Clean Room facilities for medical device manufacturing in both the U.S. and China.

U.S. Manufacturing

  • ISO 9000:2008 certified
  • Located in Chicago, near O’Hare International Airport for ease of shipping anywhere
  • Has specialized in custom rubber molding since the company’s inception in 1946
  • Operates in-house rubber compounding lab, R&D, mill and mixing equipment
  • Maintains 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility dedicated to custom rubber molding
  • Operates molding presses ranging from 50 to 500 tons and cryogenic deflashing and inspection equipment

China Manufacturing

  • ISO 9000:2008 certified
  • Located in Suzhou, China Industrial Park, operated by the governments of Singapore and China, with capabilities for global inventory management and distribution
  • Operates as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) with sole U.S. ownership
  • Provides bonded book transaction of parts to save on VAT tax for customers with facilities in China
  • Controls sourcing, testing and 100% traceability of all materials, allowing no unapproved substitutions
  • Provides extra security for intellectual property
  • Maintains 85,000 sq. ft. manufacturing space in two buildings with room to grow
  • Operates 65 molding presses ranging from 50 to 500 tons