Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

How Long Does Polyurethane Last?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jul 27, 2023 10:30:56 AM

Due to its endurance and application versatility, urethane parts and products are being used across numerous industries. With superior heat, chemical, and impact resistance, urethane products have a higher longevity than most. Urethane rubber has quickly become a preferred material due to its reliable performance under intense pressures and applications. Industries that regularly use urethane include:

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Topics: Urethane Products, Rubber Coatings

Extending the Life of Your Agricultural Machinery with Sioux Rubber & Urethane

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jul 5, 2023 4:18:26 PM

Equipment Protection

In the agricultural industry, the life and efficiency of machinery play an important role in determining productivity, maintenance costs, and overall profit. Sioux Rubber & Urethane stands as a committed partner in this process, offering abrasion-resistant urethane and rubber products that effectively reduce the wear and tear on your agricultural machinery and livestock equipment.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Sioux Rubber & Urethane: Celebrating 60+ Years of Industry Leadership

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jun 12, 2023 5:50:20 PM

For more than 60 years, we’ve been a leader in the industry, consistently delivering high-quality solutions for impact, abrasion, and corrosion resistance. We continue to evolve and introduce innovative products, all while preserving our commitment to maintaining the highest level of quality standards.

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HawkPad® Press Pad for Commercial Die-Cutting

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 5, 2023 3:27:25 PM


Precision is Key

Sioux Rubber & Urethane provides high-quality custom rubber products – like press pads – that are designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of each individual customer, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. We believe that precision is the key to success, and that's why we take great care in preparing each HawkPad. Our team of experts ensures that the dimensions of each pad are custom-made to meet the specific needs of our clients. We double and triple-check our plan before beginning the process to ensure that everything is perfect.

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Topics: HawkPad

Start the Summer Strong with Spout Liners — Agricultural Urethane Liners

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 11, 2023 1:04:54 PM

Warmer weather has arrived, and with it comes a busy time of year for everyone in agriculture. If you move grain, sand, seed, or fertilizer, you understand the millions upon millions of tiny pieces that will move through your steel spouts this summer. Maybe you’ve already made plans to replace your spouts once they wear out from the constant wear and tear, or possibly set aside money in your budget for these costly replacements each season. But…what if you didn’t have to? What if there was a way to protect your metal spouts from the abrasion caused by millions of tiny pieces being processed day after day, saving you time and money? We created Tuff-Tube to solve exactly that problem. With our agricultural rubber protection and parts, you can ensure the longevity and efficiency of your farming equipment while reducing maintenance costs.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Polyurethane Accessories — The Perfect Money-Saving Partner

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 6, 2023 11:10:17 AM


Whether you need custom cast urethane parts or clamp pads, here at Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we tackle it all; whatever it takes to fight abrasion, corrosion, and impact damage on equipment of all shapes, sizes, and functions – we can make it happen. Some products are custom-built and applied individually, while others are designed to fit industry specs. The rubber and urethane protection that we provide serves equipment from a wide variety of OEMs with one goal in mind: to extend the life of equipment.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Rubber Products, Forklifts, Urethane

Let’s Get Rolling: Coated Urethane Rollers and Pulleys

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 6, 2023 2:57:14 PM

As a leading polyurethane company, over the past 40 years, we have earned a reputation as an on-time supplier of high-quality rubber and urethane products. Designed to solve the abrasion, corrosion, and impact issues that face a variety of industries and built to extend the life of equipment, our products provide the answer to many head-scratching issues. Have you noticed that your rollers and pulleys are suffering due to wear, tear, and gouges? You may think that your options are either to live with it or fully replace your expensive equipment. Instead, consider recovering your roller or pulleys with a coating of urethane. With urethane roller and pulley coatings, you can save money and protect your equipment for the long haul! 

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Topics: Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

New Year, New Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 4, 2023 3:29:20 PM

Sioux Rubber & Urethane is a leading rubber clamp pad manufacturer and custom polyurethane molding company. What are your goals for 2023? Perhaps you’re eager to increase productivity and profit. Here at Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we understand the tight margins that you face in the materials handling industry. Every forklift, every load, and every minute of the day matters a great deal toward meeting your goals and satisfying your customer. This year, set your mind at ease with a simple, cost-effective solution for keeping your forklifts in top working order: clamp pads from Sioux Rubber & Urethane!

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Topics: Clamp Pads

Why You Need Rubber Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 2, 2022 6:21:07 PM


Forklifts withstand heavy use day after day, and their clamps work overtime to lift and transport a wide variety of goods. To run your operation smoothly, you need to be able to trust that your forklifts won’t slip or drop the valuable inventory they are moving. Over time, the rubber coating on clamps wears out, and you’re left with a question: do I need to completely repurchase clamps for my machine? Who can I trust to have my clamps working in good-as-knew (or even better) condition?

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Topics: Clamp Pads

How Do Freezing Temperatures Affect Rubber & Urethane Products?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 4, 2022 11:27:49 AM


Here in the Midwest, we’re not strangers to extreme weather. Each of us has sweated it out in the blazing sun and bundled up in subzero temps – anything to get the job done! But perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “How much cold can my machinery take?” as the temperatures begin to drop. It’s common for equipment to fail in the winter, due to the below-freezing temperatures. Without proper maintenance and care, you could end up with costly damages caused by extreme cold. The bad news: we can’t do anything about the weather. The good news: we can help you protect your machinery from malfunctions caused by dropping temperatures.

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Topics: Endurawear, Urethane