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Founded in 1994, Rubber-Cal is a distributor of industrial rubber products. The company provides 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.
Ingrained 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.
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In the Media
Rubber-Cal's quality products have garnered attention for the company from the media. Recently, in 2016-17, our products appeared on prime time TV shows such as Sweat Inc., The Biggest Loser, Strong, and Save Our Shelters. Over 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.
Rubber 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.
New Product Release
The Shark Tooth II – Crazy named product but our customers love it! We are coming out with another version of this tough rubber mat. Keep an eye out for it in the first quarter of 2021.
Upcoming Trade Shows
We are planning on showing at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in May of 2021. Keep your fingers crossed and get vaccinated!
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.
94 Variations of Silicone
If you are on the search for high quality silicone sheet rubber, it is more than likely that Rubber-Cal has the right kind of silicone rubber for your application. Rubber-Cal stocks a large and diverse range of silicone rubber. In total, there are 94 possible variations of silicone available to the end user in stock ready to ship from our warehouses. Consumers have the options to choose from a range of colors, durometers, and thicknesses. We even have commercial and premium grade versions of silicone, as well as silicone sheets that are FDA grade.
Silicone is a very popular class of sheet rubber that is used for numerous different applications ranging from construction projects to pharmaceutical settings. When it comes to situations that involve high temperatures or chemical compounds, silicone is often the go-to rubber material. At the same time, no two projects are completely identical. Different situations call for different considerations. These can range from simple aesthetic needs such as an easily visible color or a specific thickness gauge that is necessary for the proper functioning of a particular application. This is why we offer as many variations of silicone as we can, so that you have the option to mix and match based on the demands of your situation.
Rubber-Cal’s silicone rubber sheets are available in a commercial grade and premium grade version. The durometers on these sheets range from 40 Shore A to 70 Shore A, giving you the option to have either a soft and pliable rubber or a hard and durable sheet. The possibilities open to you are further extended thanks to the color options. Our silicone sheet rubber is available in red, blue, black, white, brown, and translucent options. Furthermore, we stock all of our silicone sheets in popular thicknesses ranging from 1/32” to 1/2”. This plethora of options gives you ability to mix and match the specs of your silicone sheet. Ultimately, you have 94 possible variations available to you when you are in the market for silicone rubber sheets.
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!
Upcoming Trade Shows
We would like to invite you to visit us at upcoming trade shows in 2022-23. We love going to trade shows because these events are great opportunities to make ourselves known and keep up-to-date with the latest trends in various industries. It is also the perfect chance for us to meet those people who are interested in our products, such as you. If you have been looking through our product line but want to see them up close in person, then visit our booths at one of the upcoming trade shows! You can speak to one of our experts in person and discuss your project at length. Be sure to stay tuned with us to check for more updates regarding the upcoming trade shows.
2022 Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit – San Diego, California - September 6-8th 2022
Formerly POC, the Pacific Fuels and Convenience Summit is an engaging, thought-provoking, three-day event offering multiple ways to network with others as fuel marketers, gas station operators, and the convenience store industry. The California Fuels & Convenience Alliance (CFCA), who manages the event, is the industry's statewide trade association representing the entire downstream fuel supply chain. This association represents everyone between the refineries and final consumers, including marketers/distributors, transporters, and gas stations & convenience stores.
The 2022 PFCS Show will be held September 6th to the 8th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Visit us at booth #223 and please contact our staff for Free Passes to the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 NACS Show – Las Vegas Nevada - October 2-4, 2022
The NACS Show provides the most comprehensive representation of products and services for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Retailers come to the NACS Show to discover proven ideas and strategies that enable them to increase sales, attract new customers, build their brand and improve their bottom line. Suppliers exhibit at the Show to establish a presence in the convenience channel, obtain sales leads, increase product exposure and introduce new products. Historically, 23,000+ people attend the NACS Show from over 70 countries and more than 1,200 companies exhibit.
The 2022 NACS Show will be held October 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Visit us at booth #6778 and please contact our staff for Free Passes to the show at email@example.com.
2023 National Hardware Show – Las Vegas, NV – Jan 31st – Feb 3rd
Rubber will exhibit in the 2023 version of the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Companies and contractors in the country’s home improvement, construction, and DIY markets will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend this show because it is the best venue to learn the latest industry developments. Professionals can go to the National Hardware Show to get the most up-to-date sourcing, trading, and education for their specific market. In 2023 NHS will partner with NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) at Design & Construction Week® at the Las Vegas Convention Center to offer even more buying, selling and networking opportunities to the Hardware and Home Improvement community.
The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the world’s largest annual residential construction show and is the must-attend event for professionals in the building industry. IBS is produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) which represents 140,000+ members and is the voice for housing policies to make housing a priority. The National Hardware Show has a long history reaching back to the end of World War II. It was established in 1945 as an event for construction industry professionals to network and showcase their latest products. The event was such a success that it has continued over the decades. There are numerous exhibits on display on the show floor, highlighting segments such as building products, hardware tools, and outdoor construction materials.
The National Hardware Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 31st to the 3rd of February. Rubber-Cal encourages you us at booth SL5105. Please contact our sales staff for free entry passes to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.