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Benefits of Pure Gum Rubber in Manufacturing

Sometimes nature does it best. That is often the case when it comes to rubber products for manufacturing. Natural, pure gum rubber is made from the sap of the rubber tree and has been used for centuries for its durable qualities. Even though there are many man-made rubber products available, there are benefits to using pure gum rubber for your manufacturing business.

Pure gum rubber naturally is resistant to abrasions and can be heated or cooled without destroying the material. It can also be exposed to many chemicals without damage, such as some versions alkaline, acid and salt solutions. This makes this absorbent material wonderful for manufacturing where exposure to temperature changes and various chemicals is necessary.

In manufacturing, pure gum rubber is often used in skirting, padding or sealing applications for equipment. This material is strong enough to be used over and over, without causing abrasion to the materials it comes in contact with. The supple material is cost effective compared to other similar materials and can be purchased in tubing or in sheets from wholesale rubber suppliers for the manufacturing industry. The flexible material can be cut to fit various needs within the manufacturing industry and is available in different colors.

If you are looking for a material that will effectively protect your manufacturing equipment, look into using pure gum rubber sheets or tubing in your operation. Talk to your local commercial rubber supplier about the sizes and forms of pure gum rubber available. Many suppliers can cut the rubber material to order for your business, so you get the right size and quantity for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


SBR Rubber Products

SBR stands for styrene-butadiene rubber and is a widely used product used in a number of industrial, automotive and commercial applications as a cost effective replacement for natural rubber.  Common uses of SBR rubber include rubber pads, o-rings, hydraulic brake systems seals and diaphragms, grommets, gaskets, conveyor belts, isolation pads, shelf liners, workstation table liners, dishwasher drain hoses, HVAC ductwork isolation connectors, work area liners and a wide variety of industrial and production line applications. 

The main limitation to the product is its use in any application where the product is exposed to high pressure, ozone, strong acids, oils, grease and most hydrocarbons, although use in moderate chemical and hydrocarbon environments is acceptable.  

Beyond the lower cost, there are a number of benefits to SBR as a replacement to natural rubber.  One of the biggest benefits is the product’s ability to perform as designed in temperatures from -30° to over 210° without failure.  In addition, the product is versatile, flexible and strong, while also possessing above average abrasion and tensile strength characteristics. 

It also features above average water resistance qualities, with resilience up to 70 durometers, which is a means to measure the hardness of the SBR.  Another feature of SBR rubber is that it is manufactured without the use of chloroprene, which is considered to be a “Hazardous Class 3 Flammable Liquid”, with significant restrictions on its transfer..  SBR rubber is available in roll lengths that are cut to order and is available in a variety of thicknesses. 

Posted on behalf of The King Group

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