Virtual Molding

Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California molds elastomer. It is a complicated process of combining the process, materials, the mold design and molding machine capabilities. If there is a defect in the mold, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what part went wrong. However, virtual molding may help provide some of the answers and … Continued

Rubber Types

Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California manufactures rubber for all types of projects using several types of rubber. We have discussed some of these in prior blogs. Here are some others: Natural Rubber While about 70% of the rubber used is synthetic, rubber made synthetically tries to replicate natural rubber qualities. Natural rubber oozes from … Continued

Nitrile Polymer

Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California has been manufacturing nitrile polymer products for more than 30 years. Nitrile Rubber or NBR or Nitrile Polymer (Buna N) is synthetic and is used in applications requiring resistance to petroleum oils and gasoline because of its tendency to withstand oils, greases, many hydrocarbons, fats, hydraulic fluids and chemicals. … Continued


Processing Raw Rubber

On its own, unprocessed rubber is pretty useless. It gets brittle when cold, does not smell so good and is too sticky for useful application. That’s why tapped rubber from the Hevea brasiliensis tree combines with the dripping latex of many trees to get filtered, washed and reacted with acid to make the rubber stick … Continued



Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California has been manufacturing urethane products for more than 30 years. Urethane products can assume properties of materials like metal, plastic and even conventional rubber but without the density and rigidness. The material is often used to make roller castings. Urethane and Rubber Urethane boasts exceptional abrasion, cut and tear … Continued


Recycling Rubber

About least 279 million tires are discarded and recycled annually keeping significant amounts of rubber out of landfills. Recycled rubber is friendly to the environment. The Benefits of Recycling Less energy is needed in using recycled rubber rather than producing new rubber. It also decreases the demand for new natural rubber by helping keep rubber … Continued


The Roots of Mixing Rubber

The latex fluid that leaks from rubber trees contains isoprene molecules like many plants and trees. Isoprene, as it dries, bumps into other molecules and reforms with electrons eventually ending up in chain-like strands. Called polyisoprene polymer, the strands cling together much like the opposite poles to magnets. The rubber fibers are held together by … Continued

Silicon custom rubber

Silicone Rubber

Goodyear Rubber Silicone Rubber parts which are known for their resistance to weather, acids, ozone, oxidation, staining, water and sunlight. Silicone rubber is different for other elastomers in that it is built on inorganic silicon and oxygen atoms. Silicone is inorganic. It does not occur as a single element in nature. All other elastomer types … Continued

Uses for Rubber

Living Without Water, Food… Rubber???

Rubber is used in so many applications that most of us use dozens of items fully or partially made of rubber every day whether we realize it or not. Thousands of applications from the bottom of your shoes to the tires on your cars to your toothbrush use rubber as a component. In fact, rubber … Continued

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Industries Needing Rubber Molding Products

Some of the industries that Goodyear Rubber services include aerospace, defense, construction and other commercial sectors. Aerospace and Defense Custom elastomer solutions are used in the aerospace and defense industries for missile parts, on aircraft and as insulators on defense products. To ensure the proper part manufacturing, Goodyear Rubber actively works with customers and raw … Continued