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What is Rubber Used For?

What is Rubber Used For? Rubber is seen in almost every product you see in your daily life. For example, if you drive a car you are relying on multitudes of rubber products every day. Rubber parts found in cars include tires, hoses, gaskets, covers, and bumpers. When you go to an airport, you will […]

Sourcing Offshore Manufacturers

Benefits of Sourcing Offshore Manufacturing Cheap labor is virtually synonymous to offshore manufacturing. To be competitive on the global stage, corporations need globally competitive prices. For some, saving costs on their supply chain might be the saving grace of their business. There are risks to sourcing from offshore manufacturers, but if you educate yourself and […]

NVH Rubber Bumper Design: A Case Study

NVH Rubber Solution: Rubber Bumper Case Study A while back one of our customers was designing a rubber part for an automotive OEM and was looking for solutions to the rubber part’s squeaking problem. This part was meant to be a shock absorber on a vehicle bodyside, but previous iterations of the rubber bumper made […]

Why Rubber Is Used As Vibration Absorbers

Why Is Rubber Used As Vibration Absorbers? Rubber is used as vibration absorbers, because rubber has a relatively high shear modulus compared to other materials. That means when a rubber material is shear stressed, i.e. stressed parallel to its cross-section, rubber can be stressed more before it becomes permanently deformed. In other words, when stress […]

Which Rubber is Fire Resistant

What Are the Fire Resistant Rubber? Neoprene, Viton, and silicone are all fire resistant rubber. Neoprene’s Fire Resistance Although Neoprene was designed for its various oil and chemical resistant properties, Neoprene can also withstand burning and high temperatures. Neoprene is rated for operating temperatures up to 200°F. When heated past 200°F, Neoprene may stiffen. Neoprene […]

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