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Urethane

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

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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

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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

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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

Modulus Defined

Modulus is the force required to stretch a defined specimen of rubber to a given percent elongation. Most often, modulus is reported at 300% elongation (four times the original length). This can also be viewed as the resistance to a given elongating force. For an uncompounded elastomer, elongation is primarily a function of stretching and disentangling … Continued

Aromatic, Naphthenic and Paraffinic Process Oils in Rubber

These oils are used as Process Aids in rubber compounds. Processing aid – to assist mechanical breakdown reduce uncured compound viscosity permit incorporation of fillers reduce internal friction in mixing, calendering and extrusion reduce durometer or modulus This blog will talk just a bit about some of the different types of oils in use in … Continued

Fabrics in Rubber Products

Denier – a unit of weight by which the fineness of silk, rayon, or nylon yarn is measured, Knit vs woven Dacron is a trade name held by DuPont for its polyester materials and it is made specifically for sailcloth. Nylon and polyester are both synthetic fabrics, but nylon production is more expensive, which results … 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

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Rubber Removal Metal Reclaiming

The first question that arose when rubber was first bonded to metal was how could the rubber be removed if needed on rejected products or worn out parts. The whole idea of machining a piece of steel to bond with rubber is to form a part capable of withstanding extreme use and pressure. When the … Continued