Finding the Right Material for a Project

In this day and age, as industries become bigger and technology becomes more advanced, having and using the right materials in crucial. One of the more popular materials used today is rubber. Unbeknownst to many people, there are many types of rubber. The most popular is natural rubber and synthetic rubber that is used in everyday objects.

The Many Uses of Rubber

There are rubber parts in several things that are used in daily life. We can find it in our shoes, toys (such as rubber chickens and inflatable pool toys), car and bike tires, plumbing equipment, etc. Imagine running with shoes that had no rubber. Have you ever had a pair of shoe where the rubber soles had worn out. Terrible, right? It is so important that shoe manufactures provide you with durable, high-quality, long-lasting soles so that you are able to constantly and consistently grip the ground in a wonderful manner.

Ernie said it best when he said, “Rubber ducky, you’re the one.” He obviously understands the importance of a high-quality toy that will be able to endure strenuous play. A paper boat just won’t work, but a rubber one would be able to endure the hardships of bath time. Through it’s ability to repel water, rubber helps to produce a long-lasting product.

Just like shoes require rubber insoles, vehicles require a tough layer of rubber on their tires. When you are reaching high speeds, it is necessary to have something that will endure the high levels of friction, temperature resulting from the friction, and objects in the road. Tire manufactures know this, so they only the highest quality products.

Have you ever had a shower head shoot water everywhere it is not supposed to go? And then you look and see that it is shooting out from behind the shower head? When you take it apart, you will often notice that the washer is worn out. It requires a working washer so that a seal is created to keep the water going in the proper direction.

Manufacturing of Rubber

Because there is such variety of needs for rubber, we can be thankful that there are several manufactures of this material. They can make any part that you need in any shape and size. Molding experts work with many different kinds of rubber material, such as:

  • Natural rubber
  • Silicone rubber
  • Buna-N rubber
  • EPDM rubber
  • Neoprene rubber
  • Viton rubber
  • SBR rubber

These different kinds of materials are used for a variety of things. Natural rubber in popular in things like rubber bands and pencil erasers. Neoprene rubber is used mostly for sealing purposes and electrical applications. EPDM rubber is that type of rubber that you would find in your automotive products and HVAC parts. No matter what is needed or what is wanted, rubber can solve the problem. From adding comfort and style to your clothing to keeping you car safe and in one piece, rubber can be found everywhere.