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Bring to Market “Living Brands” That Evolve with our Client’s Changing Demands
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.
Goodyear Rubber Flooring
Sheetrubber.com – Coming Soon
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!
Is EPDM Moisture Resistant?
EPDM is highly moisture resistant material that is suitable for both fresh and seawater and will resist permeation or damage when coming into contact with moisture. Solid and closed cell EPDM are commonly used materials in outdoor marine settings because they do not absorb liquids and resists degradation by UV rays, ozone, and oxidation; however, open cell EPDM are the exact opposite and is a highly absorbent material.
Solid EPDM is the superior moisture resistant rubber available on the market and is often used for weatherstripping or protective padding applications. EPDM weatherstrips are highly weather resistant and impermeable products that are often found on home and vehicle windows and doors. In addition, they will offer long-lasting applications thanks to EPDM’s endurance against harsh environmental conditions and factors.
Furthermore, closed cell EPDM foam is also highly resistant to the permeation of moisture and is a popular material used in industrial marine settings. Closed cell EPDM is a fairly dense foam that consists of tightly knit pockets of air that retains an absorption level of less than 5%. Due to its low absorption rate, closed cell EPDM is often used as water resistant electrical insulation in industrial marine settings due to its dense and tight-knit structure of air pockets.
What is Neoprene Foam?
Neoprene foam is the cellular form of solid neoprene and is characterized by numerous pockets of air within its structure. It is made when gases, such as nitrogen, are introduced to the material during its production process which creates the pockets of air in its structure. There are two types of neoprene foam: closed cell and open cell. Despite its airy structure, neoprene foam is resistant to the damaging effects of ozone, oxidation, chemicals, oil, and abrasive temperatures.
One form of neoprene foam is closed cell and it is characterized by its tight-knit composition of air pockets. Closed cell neoprene is a flexible and highly compressible material that is commonly used as seals and gaskets for high-pressure applications. Due to its tight-knit structure, closed cell neoprene is highly moisture-resistant with an absorption level of less than 5%, allowing it to be used in moisture-related industrial applications.
Open cell neoprene foam, as its name suggests, is characterized by the large pockets of air within its composition. Although these air pockets make open cell neoprene unfit for applications involving moisture, they allow energy and matter to better disperse within the composition of the material. Due to its permeable nature, open cell neoprene foam is better suited for dry applications, such as sound dampening, rather than applications involving moisture.
How to Clean Neoprene
Due to its excellent moisture and chemical-resistance, neoprene is easy to clean. Solid debris can be brushed away with your hand or with a dry cloth without the use of other cleaning solvents or a hose. Even hard to remove solvents, such as oil, can easily be removed from neoprene due to its resistance to oil and chemicals; however, mud and other stuck-on messes, will have to be wiped away using a damp rag or sprayed off with a hose.
The most popular way of cleaning neoprene is done with a little water and a rag, but due to the neoprene’s chemical resistance properties, the use of mild household chemical cleaners on tougher messes will not damage the material. However, bleach is one common household chemical that cannot be used to clean neoprene. Bleach deteriorates the structure of neoprene as it attacks the chemical bonds holding it together.
Closed cell neoprene is also highly water-resistant compared to its open cell counterpart and can also be cleaned using water or a damp rag. Cellular neoprene should never be submerged while cleaning. Instead, a rag should be used to wipe away any unwanted dirt or debris from the material. Furthermore, since closed cell neoprene is still moderately resistant to chemicals, you may use some mild detergents to gently clean the material.