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The Flexible Cork Company has been designing and manufacturing highly advanced rubber bonded cork materials since 1945.

From its expertise in this area, Tiflex developed a cricket ball core which was used for many years by some of the top brands within the sport. As the game evolved into the modern era, Tiflex decided in 2001 to evolve the ball further. With help from this past experience and our multi-million pound Research and Development facility; we have designed, formulated and manufactured our own cricket balls. Bringing the ball from a once cottage industry commodity, to a highly advanced modern day product.

We are the only cricket ball manufacturer to create a ball through every process of its construction. From the initial design, manufacturing of the formulated core, to the development of our own leather tanning and redesigning the techniques involved in hand stitching. Once the ball is assembled, we test it under vigorous laboratory conditions, giving players a cricket ball with outstanding consistency and performance in all formats of the game.

We are experts in the field of impact and vibration absorbing compounds, particularly where recovery of the compound to its pre-impact state is a key requirement. Many of the products we manufacture are important to our everyday lives, as they are used in such situations for absorbing vibrations in buildings caused by underground railways, in rail tracks caused by trains and in factories caused by machinery to name but a few.

We have bought our huge technological experience of thermoplastics, elastomers, plus synthetic and natural rubbers to challenge the cricket ball industry.

OXBRIDGE Cricket Balls by Tiflex

Tiflex Limited was formed in 1990 from an amalgamation of two well-established companies, TICO and The Flexible Cork Company. Tiflex is part of the James Walker Group of Companies and was originally based in Hipley Street in Working, Surrey. In 2000 Tiflex moved to a new manufacturing site based at Liskeard in Cornwall and employ approximately 170 skilled people on the 99,800 sq ft (9,272 m2) manufacturing site.

Working closely with our customers, our polymer technologists work to develop solutions to a variety of engineering problems particularly those requiring high performance and product durability. All Tiflex products are manufactured in a BSI registered factory operating a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:1994.

Other Brands by Tiflex

TICO - Pipe supports suitable for offshore oil and gas applications, Height adjustable machinery mounts, Machinery Mounting, HVAC, Anti Vibration and noise isolation products.

Nebar- Rubber/Cork Nebar Gasket materials and actively support the James Walker Group distribution network worldwide with current technical, application and availability advice for all our products.

Oxbridge - Cricket balls suitable for top class cricket, a comprehensive range of men’s county and league cricket balls including multi coloured and the new pink cricket balls, dedicated ladies and youth cricket balls.

TREADMASTER Marine - Anti-slip boat and yacht decking, Teak effect decking, Cork decking, Anti-slip self adhesive grip pads, Marine adhesives, Treadmaster cleaner.

Treadmaster Flooring - Industrial floor coverings complying to high fire retardant and low smoke emissions specifications, suitable for both underground and over ground applications.

Trackelast - Rail Pads for plain line and S&C applications, Under Sleeper Pads (USP), Under Ballast Mats (UBM), Stray Current Protection Mats (SCPM), Embedded Rail Strips, bespoke products and much more.

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