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 application was the rubber ball in game playing.

What is vulcanization?

This process, central to the rubber used today, was invented circa 1839. It mixes rubber, which tends to be malleable in the warm weather but brittle in cool temperatures, with white lead and Sulphur. This process, called vulcanization, causes rubber to resist the effects of temperature, greatly increasing the number of uses for it.

How many types of rubber exist?

Two. One is natural and the other is manmade and comes in a variety of synthetics. About 70% of all rubber used today is synthetic.

How is rubber used?

Rubber has thousands of different uses in products all over the world. The substance is formulated for applications in healthcare devices, aerospace, sport, military, vehicles as everything from bumpers, washers, grommets, tubing, gaskets, O-rings, tires, seals and much more.

At Goodyear Rubber, we provide the appropriate rubber compounds for the client application. We can also create a formula for a specific use.

About Goodyear Rubber

Goodyear Rubber, based in Southern California, manufactures rubber molds, extrusions, rubber sheeting and roll coverings. Our rubber manufacturing solutions are used by customers in the aerospace, defense, construction, commercial, canning, sporting goods, automotive, mining, food processing and material handling sectors.

Goodyear Rubber is involved in all facets of the rubber manufacturing process from design through production with the goal of complete customer satisfaction. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and ROHS compliant. Contact us at (909) 987-1774 or or visit for more information.

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