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Our MissionEducate and Deliver Value to our ClienteleIncrease Efficiency of our OrganizationBring to Market “Living Brands” That Evolve with our Client’s Changing Demands
Establish 1994Founded in 1994, Rubber-Cal is a distributor of industrial rubber products. The company brings to market and inventories a wide range of rubber mats, rubber flooring, sheet rubber, flexible ducting, coir doormats, pavement maintenance parts and other specialty rubber products. Our large inventory and 24-hour fulfillment of stocked products makes us a great partner to agile OEMs and retailers by reducing their need to inventory parts and raw materials. Most of our rubber goods can be purchased in small custom-cut lengths, decreasing both the cost and time of installation and onsite fabrication.
Eco-Conscious ProductsIngrained in our basic philosophy is the mission to offer “Green” products, whenever possible, to industry and consumers alike. Natural, reclaimed and recycled rubbers are not only a practical substitute but also a far more affordable option. Firstly, by using eco-friendly materials like natural and recycled rubber we help to reduce the presence of non-biodegradable rubber waste in the ecosystem. In the US, there are approximately 245 million tires discarded annually. Our products help reduce the presence of these tires in dumpsites. Secondly, consumers directly benefit from recycled rubber products because they are more affordable than their synthetic counterparts. This has been a distinguishing hallmark that has served Rubber-Cal well over the years. In fact, it is a point of pride for us. Products using eco-friendly recycled rubber, such as our interlocking rubber floor tiles, are very popular with consumers because they offer superior protection and durability at a competitive price.
BrandsDucting.comCoirmat.comFloorMatCompany.comRubberFlooringExperts.comSheetrubber.com – Coming Soon
In the MediaRubber-Cal's quality products have garnered attention for the company from the media. In 2016-17 you will see our products appearing on prime time TV shows such as Sweat Inc., The Biggest Loser, Strong, and Save Our Shelters. In the past ten years our rubber products have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, US Open of Surfing, VH1’s Money Hungry, Mr. Olympia, Designed to Sell, DIY TV’s Run My Renovation, Extra Yardage, Man Caves and Grounds for Improvement. Rubber-Cal is proud to have been involved in the success of these shows. As the company continues to grow, consumers and industry can expect to see more of its products showcased in the media.
Our StaffRubber products can be complex and hard to understand. All of Rubber-Cal's success would not be possible without the dedicated expertise of its staff. Whether you need sheet rubber, rubber flooring, or custom-made rubber gaskets, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you find the right elastomer for your needs! The experts know that browsing through our product line may be intimidating for some, but they are here to guide you. With a firm belief in providing quality customer service, they make it their mission to educate and inform customers about rubber products.
Upcoming Trade ShowsRubber-Cal is excited to announce its presence at two upcoming trade shows in 2017! Come find us at the following shows:
National Pavement Expo – February 1-4, Nashville TN - This is the go-to event for companies and contractors involved in America’s pavement maintenance industry. Rubber-Cal will be at this show in Nashville’s Music City Center from February 1 to 4 showcasing our lineup of rubber snowplow blades, street sweeper curtains kits, and sweeper hoses.
National Hardware Show – May 9-11, Las Vegas NV – This trade show is the prime hub for sourcing and education for everyone involved in the home improvement and DIY markets. Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Rubber-Cal will be exhibiting rubber mats and flooring products at booth 4424.
Helpful Hint: What is Tensile Strength?
If you are here on our website, the chances are pretty good that you are looking for a strong and durable type of rubber. We have quite a few options for you, but we also want to take the chance to explain a trait of rubber that is key to understanding its durability. As you browse our selection of rubber sheets, you will no doubt come across the term “tensile strength”.
Tensile strength is defined as the maximum amount of force that a material can take before it physically fails, meaning tearing or breaking. It is measured by its PSI rating, which stands for pounds per square inch. Sometimes it can also be noted as MPa, or megapascals. In short, it boils down to how resilient the rubber will be at the end of the day. To get a good idea of how a specific elastomer will perform, take a look at the PSI rating. The tensile strength on our products is rated by PSI.
Broadly speaking, there are three different levels of tensile strength with sheet rubber products. Going from least to greatest, an elastomer’s tensile strength can range from 725 PSI, 1500 PSI, and 2000 PSI. A rubber rated at 2000 PSI will be able to take a lot more abuse from both sharp and blunt objects compared to one rated at 725 PSI or 1500 PSI. For example, if you need rubber for an application that is very physically demanding, such as for snowplow blades for use on highways and large commercial parking lots, it is advisable to go with a rubber at either 2000 PSI preferably or at least 1500 PSI. If you only need to do residential level snow plow work then a 725 PSI rubber will be sufficient for your needs.
Interesting Facts: Fascinating Rubber Facts
What is rubber? but a material that stretches, provides padding, and has a lot of give to it? Because of its elasticity and protective capabilities, it is desired in many industries, and can be found in items such as apparel (any sort of expandable or tight-fitting clothing), in asphalt (making for safer roadways that reduce sound), and is used as flooring and matting in many commercial places, such as kitchens, gyms, pet and animal care facilities, and even playgrounds. Small rubber products are everywhere!
Vulcanizations: Natural rubber is often vulcanized, a process by which the rubber is heated and sulfur, peroxide or bisphenol are added to improve resistance and elasticity and to prevent it from perishing. Before World War II, carbon black was often used as an additive to rubber to improve its strength, especially in vehicle tires
Allergies: Some people have a serious latex allergy, and exposure to natural latex rubber products such as latex gloves can cause anaphylactic shock. The antigenic proteinsfound in Hevea latex may be deliberately reduced (though not eliminated) through processing. In the recent past nitrile rubber (a synthetic rubber) gloves have become very popular in lieu of natural rubber gloves.
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Residents of the city are called "Akronites". It has had many nicknames, three of which are "Rubber Capital of the World", "Rubber City" and "City of Invention". Interesting fact is that Rubber City Rebels are an American proto-punk band from Akron, Ohio that formed in 1976.
Rubber City: Thailand, the world’s biggest rubber producer, which is now seeking to become a major rubber user as well. Rubber City, launched by the state-owned Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) at the end of last year, will occupy about half of the 364ha Southern Region Industrial Estate. The Project is to serve the government policy in coping with recent slump price of latex and rubber products. In order to increase the demand for latex from important midstream to downstream industries.
Fordlandia: In the 1920s, the Ford Motor Company sought to elude British monopoly over the supply of rubber, mainly used for producing tires and other car parts. Henry Ford looked for alternatives and a permanent place to establish a colony to produce rubber. Ford's investment opportunity dried up overnight without producing any rubber for Ford's tires, and the second town was also abandoned. In 1945, Henry Ford's grandson Henry Ford II sold the area comprising both towns back to the Brazilian government for a loss of over US$20 million.
The properties of rubber are what make it such a desired commodity; even after it has been used for its initial purpose, it can be recycled and used again to make for a long-lasting product that has many economic and environmental benefits. Now that you know some general rubber facts, you can go out and discover in what ways you currently use rubber in your life and how you can incorporate it into your life even more so!
Product Spotlight – Cargo Van Rubber Flooring
Cargo, passenger and delivery vans are some of the most popular commercial vehicles sold. Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan NV and the Ram ProMaster are all wonderful options. If you have a cargo van you need to get a floor covering for them quickly otherwise they will wear down fast and get damaged in a way that will be hard to fix. We recommend using protective rubber flooring rolls to cover the cargo-bed area area because they are easy to handle products that can be rolled up and stored as necessary.
Rubber flooring rolls are great for use in van floors because of their excellent protective nature. Since they can be made with eco-friendly and low-cost recycled and reclaimed rubber materials, they are affordable as well as durable. The longevity of these rubber materials will allow them to hold up to most kinds of abrasive conditions, whether it is in the form of heavy equipment or high levels of foot traffic going in and out of the van. Rubber flooring is a tough and durable option and is perfect for cargo vans. Although rubber floors is available in black, we offer a variety of surface textures that will appeal to this market.
If you want to consider an alternative to rubber for your van flooring, consider taking a look at PVC rolls. PVC is a popular vinyl for flooring applications and is available in the same rolled form as their rubber counterparts. Aesthetically, PVC rolls can bring a lot of color options to the table. You can find PVC flooring rolls with a coin pattern on their surfaces or with diamond-plate style patterns. Just like their rubber flooring counterparts, you have options to choose from that can match your aesthetic preferences. One key feature about PVC flooring products is that they are much more chemically stable than rubber. If you are going to have any types of oils and greases present in the floor area, then it is highly advisable to go with PVC instead of rubber.