Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

5 Reasons to Recover, not Replace, Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 12, 2021 11:36:05 AM

Forklifts are the workhorses of any warehouse. A variety of clamp attachments have been developed to help forklift operators more efficiently move uniquely-shaped cartons, light boxes, paper rolls, etc. Almost all of these attachments are made of a metal substrate, which is subjected to intense wear-and-tear unless properly protected. That’s where we come in.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Forklift Forks, Clamp pad recovery

Custom Rubber Products & You: What Can Be Made?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 23, 2021 4:05:47 PM
At Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we spend our days creating new and innovative rubber solutions to solve both common and complex corrosion, abrasion, and impact issues for our customers. From simple, straightforward, in-stock solutions that we create regularly, to unique and highly customized products – we do it all. In our 60+ years of business, we’ve seen almost every customer issue and worked to create an ideal rubber or urethane solution. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and highlight some of the custom products that are in our wheelhouse.
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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

How to Get Started with a Custom Rubber Project

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 7, 2021 5:38:30 PM

Have you found yourself with a head-scratching abrasion or impact issue? Perhaps your situation or equipment is uncommon, and you need something beyond a typical one-size-fits-all rubber solution. Fortunately, we can confidently say we’ve seen your problem before. Our experienced, highly skilled team is ready and waiting to tackle even the most puzzling custom jobs. It’s what we do best! Now, let’s zoom in on the steps we take to create the perfect customized solution for our customers.

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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

Agricultural Applications: 3 Ways Sioux Rubber & Urethane Supports the Ag Industry

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Aug 25, 2021 3:11:34 PM

One of the great things about rubber and urethane is that it has the capacity to support a wide variety of industries, with countless creative applications and solutions. Today, we’ll take a closer look at agriculture and the many ways our products can provide abrasion and impact resistance in the industry.

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Topics: Abrasion

Vulcanization Education: All About Our Go-To Bonding Process

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Aug 5, 2021 11:11:35 AM

At Sioux Rubber, we’re committed to providing our customers with excellent solutions for abrasion and impact resistance. They depend on us for results that will save them money and stand the test of time. We achieve this by channeling decades of expertise and utilizing processes that some may consider “old fashioned” - and we’re happy with that! We are proud of the craftsmanship that is required to do our work incredibly well. The process of vulcanization is by no means a shortcut, but it produces great results. Let’s take a look at why:

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Topics: Vulcanization

Urethane 101

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jul 22, 2021 3:49:33 PM

Many of the most popular products we carry at Sioux Rubber & Urethane are made from our proprietary polyurethane blend, EndurawearⓇ. Thanks to a depth of expertise and knowledge when it comes to all things rubber and urethane, we’ve learned how to customize blends for various applications for our customers. Whether you need something firm or flimsy, colorful or plain, we can create a polyurethane blend to suit your needs.

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Topics: Urethane

Behind the Scenes: The Making of HawkPadⓇ

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jul 7, 2021 12:53:28 PM

Sioux Rubber & Urethane’s HawkPadⓇ is the premier press pad for commercial die-cutting products. One of our most popular products since its introduction, this cutting-edge pad allows for consistently deep and precise cuts, time after time. Curious how we are able to create a product that so far outperforms the competition? Let’s take a look at the five steps of HawkPad production, and see why we are the go-to press pad provider for customers in the cardboard packaging industry.

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Topics: HawkPad

The Tuff-Tube: Durable, Economical, Easy

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jun 24, 2021 3:27:25 PM

Tiny particles create big problems for our customers in the mining and agriculture industries. The constant flow of grain, seed, fertilizer, and sand will wear down metal spouting in one season or less. The abrasion damage on spouts can lead to costly repairs, replacements, and significant downtime for your operation. So, what’s the solution?

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Meet Joe Wren, General Manager

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jun 7, 2021 3:24:36 PM

We know a good thing when we see it. This goes for rubber products, of course, but it also goes for people. Many of our employees have been part of the Sioux Rubber and Urethane team for decades. General Manager Joe Wren has been with us for over thirty years, and his career has developed significantly along the way.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

We’re on a Roll: All About Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 26, 2021 2:56:50 PM

Does your industry rely heavily on rollers and/or pulleys? When it comes to moving material from one place to the next, these simple machines play an integral role. Whether moving heavy machinery or smaller, more delicate items, rollers and pulleys are constantly on the move- which puts them at risk for abrasion and impact issues. Thankfully, we’re well-versed in covering rollers and pulleys with a variety of rubber and urethane compounds that are designed to reduce abrasion, extend the life of your roller, and protect the products you’re moving.

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Topics: Rubber Rollers & Pulleys