Performance Additives to Rubber

The best scientists and technicians work at Goodyear Rubber, involved in calculating the parts per hundred of the right additives to add to a rubber compound to make it work well with a rubber application. While additives should not be used unless their value can be demonstrated, nearly 78% of rubber formations need some type … Continued

American Manufacturing Revival Led by Rubber and Tire Industry

At long last, US manufacturing appears to lie on the precipice of a pretty serious resurgence, propelled mostly by innovation and technology, a trend noticed by Goodyear Rubber in Southern California. A good example of this is carbon black, a key component of the rubber and tire industry, coming back to the US in a … Continued

Reducing CO2 Emissions with New Seal Technology

Every transmission manufacturer works at minimizing frictional losses to maximize the efficiency of a vehicle’s powertrain. Recently, a new generation of low friction transmission seals was presented at the 15th International CTI Symposium. These seals are made for any type of automated transmissions. What makes this better than prior material is that the seal has … Continued

Strong Projected Growth in Silicon Production

As a rubber manufacturer, Goodyear Rubber in Southern California formulates silicon for various applications because it is a very popular material. For example, silicon used for purposes in the automobile industry grew to $2.6 billion dollars in sales in 2015 and is projected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025. Use in Automobile Production The growing … Continued

New Brochure

Proud to be publishing our new brochure.  If any of you are curious of our capabilities, have a look.  Thanks to Big Rig Media for assisting us in putting this together for us.  They’ve been an excellent marketing partner.

Rubber FAQs

Goodyear Rubber in Southern California molds rubber for commercial applications. Rubber is such an important aspect of all of our lives that we would like to touch on it in an FAQ format: Who first used rubber? Central and South American Indians appear to have understood and used the properties of rubber first. An early … Continued

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