Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

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

The Ins and Outs of Rubber Lining - and Why YOU Need It!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 4, 2021 2:35:12 PM

We’ve built our business on the power of rubber. For over 60 years, we’ve been utilizing the unique properties of rubber to create abrasion and impact-resistant solutions for our customers. Naturally durable and resilient, rubber is truly a wonder product. The choice to line equipment with rubber is the best money-saving, game-changing, equipment-preserving decision you can make. In any industry, from manufacturing to mining, the benefits of rubber lining speak for themselves.
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Prevent Conveyor Belt Damage with Rubber Impact Bars

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 21, 2021 8:27:33 PM

For over 25 years, we have supported the mining and quarry industries with rubber impact bars that are designed to protect both conveyor belts and products. Installed at transfer points to absorb the energy of falling material, rubber impact bars keep your material where it should be -- on the belt. Like all of our products, we can customize a solution that works best for your specific belt and the materials it handles day after day.

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Topics: Impact Bars

Clamp Pads: Why Replace, When You Can Recover?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We’re all about helping our customers save time and money. One of the best tricks up our sleeve? We can recover worn-down clamp pad rubber for a fraction of the cost it takes to purchase new. It’s one of our favorite no-brainers.

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Topics: Clamp Pads

Discussing Production Lead Times With Derek DeGroot

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 25, 2021 3:53:06 PM

When it comes to production lead times, Sioux Rubber & Urethane is hard to beat. If your timeline is tight, we’re the ones to call. We sat down with Derek DeGroot, Senior Sales Manager, to discuss the Sioux Rubber advantage and how we set ourselves apart from the competition.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

3 Ways We Ensure Quality

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 11, 2021 11:48:16 AM

Over our 60+ years in business, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has built a strong reputation. When it comes to impact, abrasion, and corrosion resistance, there’s no one better at providing innovative and effective solutions for our customers. As we’ve grown our business over the decades, we’ve introduced new products, solutions, and ideas that never fail to meet our quality standards. We’re able to ensure our unparalleled quality because we only make the best, we know our stuff, and we never cut corners.

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Topics: Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Natural Rubber, Endurawear, Urethane