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What There Is To Love About Rubber

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Rubber is one of nature’s most durable, resilient materials. It originally comes from the South American tree Hevea Brasiliensis and used for centuries before being manufactured for industrial use in the 1700s. Today we primarily use synthetic rubber, specifically SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber). The reason why we love rubber so much is that it comes in many forms and does many things!

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Topics: Rubber, Endurawear, Rubber Coatings, Custom Rubber Products

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Urethane

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Polyurethanes are an incredible product that mimics the traits of both plastic and rubber to create something that is uniquely useful. Polyurethane, very generically speaking, is a mixture of two (or more) liquid chemicals, a prepolymer and a curative, that when combined at the proper ratio and temperatures produce a chemical reaction resulting in a solid finished product.

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Topics: Urethane Products

Resolve to Recover Your Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Clamp pads are an indispensable piece of equipment for your forklift. That’s because they attach to special forks to allow you to move oddly-shaped or fragile materials around your warehouse or facility with ease. When clamp pads wear out, you could be at risk for damage from sliding, scratching and even dropping materials. If you’re buying a brand new set of clamp pads every time they wear out, you’re wasting precious time and money. 

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Topics: Clamp pad recovery, Clamp Pads

Give your Forklift the Gift of New Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 26, 2018 1:53:22 PM

Tis the season for gift giving and for most of us, the list gets longer year after year. But we’re guessing there’s one gift that’s not on your list, and it should be; it’s clamp pads for your forklift.

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Topics: Forklifts, Forklift Forks, Clamp Pads, Clamp pad recovery

Sioux Rubber Spotlight: Meet Joel Leiting

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 12, 2018 4:00:00 PM

 Creating solutions for their customers is the number one priority for the folks at Sioux Rubber & Urethane. Our team is always on the lookout to see how rubber and urethane can solve our clients’ issues from the obvious (die cutting boards) to the unique (custom abrasion solutions). Sales Manager Joel Leiting is the newest member of that team. 

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Topics: Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team, Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Abrasion, Corrosion, Abrasiplate, Tuff Tube, Clamp Pads

Rubber 101: This Stuff Is Amazing

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 21, 2018 3:31:38 PM

Rubber is an amazing naturally occurring substance. It is used on roads, for tires, as a seal for car doors and windows, and even clothing and accessories. Its long history starts with humble beginnings and today has evolved into one of our most useful products. 

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Topics: Rubber, Natural Rubber, Endurawear, SBR, Neoprene, Chlorobutyl

Yes, We Can Cover That!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 7, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Have an unusual piece of machinery or product that could benefit from some vibration control or corrosion resistance? We can help by covering it in rubber or urethane. In fact, one of the cornerstones of our business is our custom rubber and urethane coverings and coatings that we create specifically for your unique needs. 

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Topics: Custom Rubber Products, Rubber Coatings, Rubber Products, Urethane Products, Urethane Coatings

When to Replace Your Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 19, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Some things are just meant to go together – peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin and rubber and urethane. Two things that never go together? Bare metal forklift clamp pads and inventory, ouch. When your clamp pads lose their rubber cushion, they can’t do their job effectively and need to be replaced. 

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Rubber Products, Forklift Forks, Forklifts

60 Years And Still Going Strong!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Sioux Rubber & Urethane produces quality impact, corrosion and abrasion resistant products and we’ve been doing it for 60 years!

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM

There are a variety of forklift clamp attachments designed to help workers move materials that a regular set of forks would have trouble with including paper rolls, lightweight boxes and cartons. These clamps are made from a substrate, usually metal, and have an attached pad made of rubber to help cushion and grip the material. While forklift clamps are a common piece of equipment in any warehouse, here are five things you probably didn’t know about clamp pads.

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Topics: FAQs, Forklifts, Clamp Pads, Rubber Products