When you think of rubber, the familiar image of synthetic rubber might come to mind, particularly Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) that dominates manufacturing today. However, the original contender, natural rubber, still holds its ground in industries like chemical, mining, fertilizer, transportation, and environment. In this blog, we'll delve into the enduring relevance of natural rubber and its crucial role in various sectors.
The term “tough” is often used to describe something as being long-lasting and resilient when faced with unfavorable conditions. Because there are so many types of rubber, we will focus on the common characteristics that help define rubber as being tough.
When it comes to creating molds, selecting the appropriate type of rubber is crucial for achieving precise and durable results. When selecting the best rubber for mold making, it is vital to consider factors such as the desired level of flexibility, mold complexity, temperature resistance, and compatibility with the materials being molded. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting the best rubber for mold making:
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.
As a leading polyurethane manufacturer, rubber is our favorite naturally occurring substance. From humble beginnings, rubber has evolved to the point that it is used for a wide variety of modern applications; tires, roads, seals for vehicles and windows, and even apparel and accessories. Today, we’ll take a look at the history of rubber and the various types that we work with at Sioux Rubber & Urethane.
Topics: Rubber Products
When you think about rubber, you may think about the synthetic rubber that’s primarily used in manufacturing today, Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR). But natural rubber, the “original” rubber, still has its place in the chemical, mining, fertilizer, transportation and environment industries.
Abrasion, heavy impact and corrosion are three problems that damage your expensive machinery. Daily wear and tear leads to breakdowns, and until you’re back up and running, you’re losing money. We understand this better than anyone which is why we’ve developed an entire menu of rubber and urethane products that help your expensive equipment last and keep production moving.
When you choose to recover, instead of replacing your clamp pads, you’ve made a smart decision that will positively impact your company’s bottom line. Many clamp pad manufacturers won’t tell you that recovered clamp pads can be a third of the cost of a new set.
Not every impact, abrasion and corrosion issue has a one-size-fits-all solution. At Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we understand this better than anyone. That’s why we use our 40-plus years of experience to care for custom rubber products to solve every possible issue that comes our customers’ way.