The first rubber brake pads for bicycles were then put into production, and this area of activity quickly developed, giving rise to the successful series of Swissstop brake pads.
In the 80’s the production of the first anti-vibration structures was undertaken for constructing ballast-free railway lines, later employed within high-speed railway as well as metropolitan lines. This sector constantly developed and was brought to completion with the addition of a wide range of applications within the railway rolling stock branch. REX Articoli Tecnici SA currently supplies with its components the world’s leading manufacturers of locomotives and wagons.
For the company, the end of the century was marked by the introduction of the complete design of rubber products, plotted in direct collaboration with the user. Thanks to the diverse simulations and prototyping systems, the company is able to offer technical solutions to the clients, and to directly test out the physical and practical behaviours of the product, right in its own laboratory.
Over the same term, REX Articoli Tecnici SA began moulding items made of thermoplastic elastic matters, focusing on co-moulding processes of several materials, hence a specific department was established for this task.