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How To: Get a Quote for Rubber

Not all purchasing professionals are aware of the component information required by a rubber manufacturer to quote a rubber project. Occasionally, missing information in a Request for Quote may delay generation of the quotes or hiccups during the pre-production process. On the other hand, excessive requirements may drive up cost on a project or, in […]

Neoprene vs Natural Rubber in Applications

Neoprene vs natural rubber is a topic that often appears when comparing two types of rubber. Neoprene is more popular compared to natural rubber when it comes to gaskets because of its unique characteristics. Neoprene is also found to be common in other applications such as wetsuits, laptop sleeves, and wrist braces. Neoprene can provide […]

Natural Rubber vs Synthetic Rubber

What are the differences between natural rubber vs synthetic rubber? Natural rubber is produced naturally from the native Brazilian plant Hevea brasiliensis. Synthetic rubber is artificially produced from a variety of polymers which provides the rubber its properties. The most commonly referred to synthetic rubber is synthetic polyisoprene (abbreviated IR), created as a synthetic alternative to […]

Can Rubber Freeze in Low Temperature?

If you or your company transports or manufactures rubber parts such as seals in a cold environment then you may find the information in this article educational and useful. The importance of understanding how temperature may affect your seal is crucial. If your seal reaches -29 °C or lower temperatures then your seal may not recover. This […]

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