Our History

UIP International, Inc

Our History

Unaflex Incorporated was formed in 1972 as a result of Uniroyal Inc. closing its Passaic, New Jersey manufacturing facility for rubber expansion joints.  Unaflex was able to commission many of the recently unemployed craftsman, with years of experience, to begin to manufacture rubber expansion joints and hose connectors.  Unaflex, with the help of many of these expert craftsman, began production in early 1973.  Due to the new void in the marketplace, the fledgling company Unaflex grew rapidly.

After a two year move to Long Island, New York, Unaflex moved operations to South Florida, relocating many of the ex-Uniroyal craftsmen to carry on the sophisticated building techniques that they possessed. Growth continued and technological advancements such as synthetic fabrics and new compounds were incorporated into the Unaflex product line.

In 1992, Unaflex expanded further, adding Sheet Rubber Products and Rubber Hose Lines. Semperits Warehousing operation in Houston, Texas was acquired, as well as Cincinnati Rubber Hose Company’s hose building equipment and rubber processing equipment. This allowed Unaflex to grow additional product lines and service new markets.

After the asset sale of Unaflex LLC in 2017, Unaflex Industrial Products, Inc. changed its name to UIP International, Inc.  Our expanded product line consists of the many products featured on this site, including Sheet Rubber and Gasket products, a complete line of Industrial Hose, Marine Hose, Hydraulic Hose and Custom Hand-built Hose products as well as stainless steel and Couplings.