How to Set Up a Rubber Products Manufacturing Business

April 23, 2024

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a land of opportunity for entrepreneurs eyeing the industrial rubber market, which reached a valuation of approximately USD 156.25 million in 2022. With experts projecting a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.87% through 2028, the stage is set for ambitious individuals to tap into this thriving sector.

The demand for rubber manufacturing in the UAE is propelled by the nation’s relentless pursuit of infrastructural excellence, particularly in construction and infrastructure development. Additionally, the flourishing automotive industry, buoyed by a rising population and increased car ownership, further amplifies the need for rubber components such as hoses, seals, and gaskets. These factors underscore the lucrative opportunities awaiting entrepreneurs who are interested in rubber products manufacture in the UAE.

Here are the business activities that you can select under your license when setting up your rubber manufacturing companies:

2210.00 Manufacture of rubber products

The “manufacture of rubber products” refers to the process of creating various items made from rubber. This can include a wide range of products such as tyres, hoses, seals, gaskets, belts, gloves, footwear, and many others. The process typically involves shaping raw rubber material through techniques like moulding, extrusion, or vulcanization to produce the desired products. Rubber products find applications in numerous industries including automotive, construction, healthcare, and consumer goods.

2211.00 Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres

The “manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres” encompasses a specialised segment within the rubber products industry dedicated to crafting and refurbishing tyres and tubes for various applications. This involves the production of a diverse array of tyres tailored for vehicles, equipment, machinery, aircraft, toys, furniture, and other uses, spanning pneumatic, solid, or cushioned varieties. Additionally, it includes the fabrication of inner tubes integral to maintaining tyre integrity and air pressure. The manufacturing process extends to crafting interchangeable tyre treads, flaps, and “camelback” strips crucial for the retreading process, wherein worn-out tyres undergo rejuvenation. Tyre rebuilding and retreading operations form a significant aspect, involving the comprehensive refurbishment of tires through tread replacement and repairs, thus extending their functional lifespan.

  • 2211.01 Manufacture of rubber tyres for vehicles, equipment, mobile machinery, aircraft, toys, furniture and other uses
    This covers the manufacturing of rubber tyres for various applications, including vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles), machinery (construction equipment, agricultural implements), mobile machinery (forklifts), aircraft, toys, furniture, and other uses.
  • 2211.02 Manufacture of inner tubes for tyres
    This refers to manufacturing the inflatable inner tubes that go inside pneumatic tyres to maintain air pressure and shape.
  • 2211.03 Manufacture of interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps, “camelback” strips for retreading tyres etc.
    This involves manufacturing replacement parts for tyres, such as interchangeable tyre treads (the grooved surface that makes contact with the road), tyre flaps (protective layers placed between the tyre and the rim), and “camelback” strips (rubber used to rebuild the tread area of used tyres for retreading).
  • 2211.04 Tyre rebuilding and retreading
    This is the process of repairing and extending the lifespan of used tyres by replacing worn treads with new rubber or adding a retread over the existing tread.

However, activities such as the production of tube repair materials and specific service provisions like tyre and tube repair, fitting, or replacement fall outside the scope of this class, focusing solely on the manufacturing and refurbishment processes.

2219.00 Manufacture of other rubber products

The “manufacture of other rubber products” encompasses a broad category within the rubber industry that involves the production of various items made from natural or synthetic rubber in different forms—whether unvulcanized, vulcanised, or hardened. This includes a diverse range of products such as rubber plates, sheets, strips, rods, and profile shapes, along with tubes, pipes, and hoses utilised across multiple sectors. Additionally, this class covers the manufacturing of rubber conveyors or transmission belts, hygienic articles like sheath contraceptives and hot water bottles, and apparel items constructed primarily through sealing processes rather than traditional sewing techniques. Other products include rubber threads, ropes, rings, fittings, and seals, as well as inflatable items like mattresses and balloons. Furthermore, it includes the production of rubber brushes, hard rubber pipe stems, combs, hair pins, hair rollers, and similar items. This class extends to include the manufacture of rubber repair materials, textile fabrics treated with rubber as the primary constituent, rubber waterbed mattresses, bathing caps, aprons, wet suits, and diving suits.

  • 2219.01 Manufacture of other products of natural or synthetic rubber, unvulcanized, vulcanised or hardened
    This is a broad category encompassing a wide range of rubber goods, including products made from natural or synthetic rubber, whether vulcanised (rubber hardened through a treatment process), unvulcanized (not treated), or hardened.
  • 2219.02 Manufacture of rubber brushes
    This refers specifically to manufacturing brushes with bristles made from rubber.
  • 2219.03 Manufacture of hard rubber pipe stems
    This covers the manufacturing of pipe stems for smoking pipes made from hard rubber.
  • 2219.04 Manufacture of hard rubber combs, hair pins, hair rollers, and similar
    This includes making combs, hair pins, and hair rollers out of hard rubber.
  • 2219.05 Manufacture of rubber repair materials
    This refers to manufacturing materials like patches or sealants specifically designed to repair rubber items.
  • 2219.06 Manufacture of textile fabric impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber, where rubber is the chief constituent
    This covers creating fabrics where textiles are impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated with rubber, with rubber being the primary component. These fabrics can be used for various purposes like waterproofing or protection.
  • 2219.07 Manufacture of rubber waterbed mattresses
    This involves manufacturing mattresses specifically designed for waterbeds, which are filled with water and have a rubber top or lining.
  • 2219.08 Manufacture of rubber bathing caps and aprons
    This covers making bathing caps and aprons from rubber materials.
  • 2219.09 Manufacture of rubber wetsuits and diving suits
    This refers to manufacturing wetsuits and diving suits specifically made from rubber, which provide insulation and protection for water activities.

However, it excludes specific items such as tyre cord fabrics, apparel made from elastic fabrics, rubber footwear, glues, and adhesives based on rubber, as well as certain products like “camelback” strips, inflatable rafts and boats, mattresses made from uncovered cellular rubber, rubber sports requisites other than apparel, rubber games, toys, and the process of rubber reclaiming.

Third-party Approval: These business activities do not require third-party approval.

Filing of Economic Substance Return: These business activities are exempt from this requirement.

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: These business activities are exempt from this requirement.

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