Safe Storage of Rubber Products

Specialty Rubber, Tips
Rolls of rubber sheet

Environment Impacts Rubber Product Shelf Life It is very important for the user to know, the material properties and expected shelf-life of rubber products in storage can be adversely affected by the following: Temperature: Storage temperatures between 72° F (22° C) and 32° F (0° C) are ideal. If stored below 32° F, some products […]

Are Your Electrical Enclosure Gaskets a Safety Hazard?

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber
Red, black, and white electrical enclosure gaskets

From meters to fuse boxes to enclosed lighting, you’re surrounded by electrical components on the job. Most of them have gaskets just inside the electrical enclosure to stop outside particles from getting into the wiring compartment. But are your current gaskets the right fit and material for your work environment? Do they protect your electrical […]

What’s the Difference Between a Gasket and a Seal?

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber
Assorted gaskets and seals

It is a common misconception that gaskets and seals are the same thing. While it is true they perform similar functions in preventing leaks, gaskets and seals have distinct applications. Generally speaking, gaskets serve as a static seal between flat surfaces, such as joints, while seals are used in more dynamic environments between active components […]

Complex Custom Rubber Extrusions Simplified

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Complex rubber extrusions by Aero Rubber

A complex rubber extrusion made to specification is no simple task. Because of the special shapes and features required for optimum performance, complex extrusions take more time and diligence to create. Having the right tools and knowledge is crucial to success. Eliminate delays and orders that fail to meet spec. They can leave your business […]

Silicone Benefits & Uses

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Silicone Benefits & Uses

Five Reasons to Switch to Silicone for Industrial Rubber Parts UV & Ozone Resistance Extreme Cold & High Heat Endurance Range of Durometers Color Options Custom Variations From pharmaceuticals to food and beverage manufacturing, silicone is a popular elastomer. Silicone endures manufacturing environments and harsh outdoor conditions easily thanks to properties like UV and ozone […]

Is Your Rubber Tubing Failing? Tips to Help You Succeed

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Orange, Yellow, & Green Tubing

Whether you use tubing for seals, connections or liquid transport the last thing you need is for your tubing to fail. The safety of your employees and customers depends on it. And, not all tubing is created equal. It’s important to consider several factors before you order tubing. We’ll go over some of the most […]