Weir Linatex® and Midwest Rubber

Weir Linatex® + MWR = Stronger Together

How did Midwest Rubber become a dedicated partner for Linatex squeegees?

In 1978, Midwest Rubber's Founder, Chuck Anderson, was fascinated by the abrasion-resistant Linatex material his conveyor belt customers were using in tough environments. Recognizing its potential as a superior squeegee material for floor scrubbers, Anderson partnered with *Linatex Co., who was seeking diversification beyond mining. Together, they developed a squeegee using Linatex® rubber and conducted extensive field testing. The material's durability, tear resistance, and exceptional water pick-up impressed everyone involved. Today, Linatex remains renowned as the top choice for squeegees in the floorcare industry.


*Linatex is a registered trademark in the name of Linatex Limited, a WeirGroup PLC company


Weir Mineral's Linatex has been a great partner to Midwest Rubber for over 45 years. Our strong relationship and success in the floorcare industry is truly a testament to mutual trust, innovation, and a shared vision. We look forward to many more."

Brent Anderson

Midwest Rubber President


Linatex Rubber turns 100!

With Linatex squeegees, expect nothing less than clean and dry floors every time you run your floor scrubber.


What exactly makes Linatex® rubber special? 
  • Manufacturing The wet phase manufacturing process makes it one of a kind.
  • Purity 95% natural rubber  
  • Consistency The formula remains unchanged since 1923 
Who else can supply floorcare grade Linatex®?

Midwest Rubber is the only stocking distributor for floorcare grade Linatex. We supply products through three strategic locations

-Netherlands, Utrecht, Nieuwegein

-Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Shanghai, China

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Partnership article Nov. 9 2009

How do I know if my squeegee is made from original Linatex® rubber?

Look for the Linatex® stamp on your squeegee. No stamp means it is not Linatex! 

How do I know if Linatex® squeegees are right for me?

Take a look at our Squeegee Material Selection Guide to see what squeegee you should use for your floors 

Is Linatex® sustainable?

The manufacturing process of Linatex® Premium Rubber uses a unique liquid compounding phase keeping this rubber as close to how nature made it- 95% natural, high-quality latex. While its' formula and the proprietary process remain unchanged for 100 years, the continuous equipment modernization and future-proofing make Linatex® the most sustainably manufactured rubber on the market.

  • Linatex® products are made of natural rubber, which is a renewable resource and environmentally friendly, unlike synthetic rubbers derived from fossil fuels
  • Linatex® incorporates carbon capture and storage technology to minimize its environmental impact
  • The rubber produced by Linatex® can be recycled through a proprietary process, resulting in the creation of a medium-performance sheet
  • Linatex® rubber offers excellent durability and performance, making it a long-lasting material and reducing the need for frequent replacements 
  • The extraction process is environmentally friendly, as it does not harm the trees and allows them to continue producing sap for many years 
  • Using Linatex® rubber products supports sustainable farming practices and helps to protect biodiversity by preserving natural rubber platforms 

Linatex Formula and Process Remain Unchanged for a Century

Linatex® Premium Rubber, manufactured solely by Weir Minerals Malaysia, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary as the industry leader in defence against abrasion. The distinctive red rubber, renowned for its resilience, strength, resistance to wear and abrasion, offers exceptional performance in the harshest of mining and aggregate environments 

Get the right squeegee to save you time and money

If you are looking to improve the performance of your floor scrubber machine, Midwest Rubber can help

  • 1

    Identify the best squeegee

    We consider your facility environment, floor types, cleaning solution,  equipment brand, and current cleaning or squeegee issues to make a recommendation. 

  • 2

    Provide easy order information

    We will help you easily order Linatex, Primothane, and Airoflex from your OEM or approved distributor

  • 3

    Achieve a clean, dry floor

    By simply using the best squeegee you will optimize the performance of your auto scrubber

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