Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

Recover, Don’t Replace, Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 12, 2018 8:41:57 AM

Clamp pads are an integral part of warehouse, distribution and material handling processes. These forklift attachments are made of steel or aluminum and coated with a rib-designed rubber that allows for easier handling of rolls, barrels, boxes and much more.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Rubber Products, Sioux Rubber & Urethane

Bolt-in Liners Reduce Downtime and Prevent Equipment Failure

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 31, 2017 4:36:35 PM

Steel may be one of the strongest metals used in heavy duty equipment, but it can only take so much impact, abrasion, and corrosion before it fails. And that’s why we created our bolted liner product line, arguably one of the most heavy-duty lining systems on the market today.

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Topics: Bolt-in Liners, Rubber Products, Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Urethane Products

Need Protection? Abrasiplate Has You Covered

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 25, 2017 10:52:05 AM

What you may already know is that Abrasiplate™ is a rubber-faced plate that protects metal surfaces from the abuse of abrasion, corrosion, friction, and impact. You may also know that studies have shown protected metals can last up to 10 times longer than unprotected metals.

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Topics: Abrasiplate, Rubber Products

Custom Internal Linings Save Wear, Tear, and Your Bottom Line

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 12, 2017 4:10:48 PM
For more than 50 years, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has been protecting products with custom internal linings. Used on a variety of equipment and surfaces, rubber and urethane linings protect products from wear, tear, and abuse, extending their functionality and lifespan.
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Topics: Rubber Products, Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Urethane Products

Clamp Pads Decrease Damage to Material Handling. Here’s Why.

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 20, 2017 3:54:17 PM

Some things are just meant to go together. Rubber and urethane, for one. Two things that never go together, though? Bare metal forklift clamps and inventory.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Rubber Products

The Cutting Edge: How The HawkPad Revolutionized This Protective Packaging Company

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 9, 2016 10:00:50 AM

Sioux Rubber & Urethane recently partnered with one of the largest paper-based honeycomb manufacturers in the U.S. to pit the HawkPad against one of the toughest die-cutting environments in the industry.

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Topics: HawkPad, Rubber Products, Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Urethane Products

Rubber or Urethane: Which one do I need?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 26, 2014 10:21:01 AM

Both rubber and urethane are excellent products with a wide variety of uses in today’s industrial world. Some of which overlap and many that don’t. The three main areas of emphasis for these products are abrasion, impact and corrosion. Once you narrow down what type of issue you are trying to combat and what is causing it you can much more easily select a product to best suit your needs.

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Topics: Rubber Products, Urethane Products

Advantages of a Vulcanized Bond versus a Glued (Cold) Bond

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 19, 2014 8:57:59 AM

In most cases a vulcanized rubber to metal bond is significantly stronger than a glued on or cold bond although there are advantages to both. Even though the vulcanized bond is stronger it is a more labor intensive process needing more machinery to accomplish which ultimately leads to a more expensive product. So depending on the need for bond strength in any specific application or project will determine which process/product will best suit your needs.

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Topics: Rubber Products