The latest edition of the James Walker Guide to Elastomer Engineering draws on the company’s extensive experience of elastomer formulation, compounding and processing, and has been developed as a comprehensive introduction and reference guide to all aspects of elastomer engineering.

The heavily illustrated A4 booklet is practical and easy to read, and its high quality content should make it invaluable to engineers designing for or working with elastomers across all industries.

Elastomers have a vast range of applications in today’s technology, but the large number of elastomer types available and their wide range of properties and formulations make the field a complex one to master.

This publication is essential reading for everyone dealing with elastomeric products of any kind and provides an excellent overview to the properties, formulation, compounding and processing of elastomer materials plus details of the behaviour of these materials in application.

Section headings in the guide include elastomer types (All the main elastomer types are listed with their properties and their degree of compatibility with common fluids), compounding, manufacturing, testing, material selection, design, failure modes as well as a comprehensive glossary of elastomer terminology.

‘James Walker Guide to Elastomer Engineering’ is available free of charge by contacting the company customer service centre on 01274 536 000, requested by email on or can be downloaded from the company website at