KPMG Automotive Related Rubber – COI Review

KPMG Automotive Related Rubber – COI Review Want and edge when it comes to Automotive related to rubber?  Attached is the latest installment of our Monthly Automotive Health Monitor, which provides an overview of ongoing trends and news in the industry. Notable insights from this installment are as follows: Automotive OEMs (e.g., GM) as well […]

Rubber and Plastic Containers imported to USA

Rubber and Plastic Containers imported to USA Want the latest information on how the global supply chain works?  Well the below should give you some insight on rubber and plastic containers imported to USA.  This is for the 2021 calendar year.  We hope you find this data helpful. We pride ourselves to not only be […]

Can rubber conduct electricity?

A common question people ask is: can rubber conduct electricity? The answer depends on the material that is being used. If the rubber material does not contain any conducting electrons, then it will not conduct electricity. Rubber is known to be an insulator because rubber can limit the transfer of electricity. The rubber properties prevent […]

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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 Neoprene vs natural rubber is a topic that often appears when comparing two types of rubber. NBR 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 […]

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 […]

Where Rubber Comes From

Where Rubber Comes From A majority of the people you talk to would be shocked if you were to tell them where rubber comes from. Natural rubber actually comes from a tree known as Hevea brasiliensis. Hevea brasiliensis originated in Brazil but, now the tree can be found in many countries near the equator such […]

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 […]

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