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.
New Product Release
Rubber-Cal is ushering in the New Year with a new product. Say hello to the Gas Station Mat! This rubber mat is the latest addition to our diverse catalog of rubber matting products. It is designed specifically for use on the fuel sumps located at gas stations. It is our only rubber mat that is circular. Sized at 4ft diameter, it is made from durable SBR material and well suited for use in the outdoors. We will also introduce at larger variant sized at 4.5ft diameter in the third quarter of 2019.
Upcoming Trade ShowsRubber-Cal is excited to announce its presence at two upcoming trade shows in 2019! Come find us at the following shows:
National Hardware Show – May 8-10th 2019 – Las Vegas Nevada - Rubber-Cal will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to find out our booth number so you can meet us on the trade show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center!
Why Recycled Rubber Products?
Recycled rubber is a specialty here at Rubber-Cal. This type of elastomer is made from post-consumer rubber products, primarily vehicle tires, which are shredded down into fine crumb and then bonded together using a polyurethane-based binder. During the production process steel and other particulates are removed from the tires, resulting in a rubber that appears granular. We stock recycled rubber extensively in our inventory because it is affordable, durable, and eco-friendly. It is with good reason that our recycled rubber products, such as the Elephant Bark rubber flooring rolls and the Eco-Sport ¾” interlocking rubber tiles, are among our most popular products.
Affordability is a key advantage to recycled rubber products. Compared to their synthetic counterparts, recycled rubber products are more affordable because they are less expensive to produce. At Rubber-Cal, we believe in providing the most competitively priced materials to accommodate a wide range of budgets. Recycled rubber products are among our most cost-effective products, especially when you consider their heavy-duty durability.
We use recycled rubber in our products because rubber mats and flooring need to be incredibly durable. Recycled rubber is a very durable material in terms of impact and abrasion resistance, hence why recycled rubber flooring is popular for high-stress applications such as gyms. Another key advantage of recycled rubber is that it is suitable for both the indoors and outdoors. Recycled rubber contains high amounts of EPDM, allowing it to endure exposure to UV rays, ozone, and moisture without sacrificing the material’s physical durability. This makes recycled rubber flooring ideal for virtually any application, regardless of its location.
Recycled rubber is also unique among elastomers because it is an eco-friendly material. Providing environmentally conscious products is very important to Rubber-Cal because we believe that it is our responsibility to care for the earth to the best of our ability. Since recycled rubber is made using post-consumer rubber product, re-purposing this leftover rubber material for use in mats and flooring products helps remove non-biodegradable waste from the environment. By offering a wide selection of recycled rubber products, Rubber-Cal is fulfilling its commitment to reducing mankind’s carbon footprint and healing our planet.
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 elastomer for your application. Rubber-Cal stocks a large and diverse range of silicone rubber products. In total, there are 94 possible variations of silicone available in stock ready to ship from our warehouses. Consumers can choose from a range of colors, durometers, and thicknesses to find the perfect silicone material for their application. We even offer commercial and premium grade silicone, as well as FDA grade silicone sheets.
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 applications involving high temperatures or chemical compounds, silicone is often the go-to rubber material. At the same time, no two projects are completely identical, and different situations call for different considerations. These can range from simple aesthetic needs, such as an easily visible color, to a specific thickness gauge that is necessary for the proper functioning of a particular application. At Rubber-Cal we aim to offer consumers as many silicone variations as we can so that you have the option to mix and match qualities based on the specific demands of your application.
Rubber-Cal’s silicone rubber sheets are available in commercial, premium, and FDA grade versions. The durometers on these sheets range from 40 Shore A to 70 Shore A, allowing you to choose between a soft and pliable rubber or a hard and durable sheet. The possibilities open to you are extended even further thanks to silicone’s unique color options. Our silicone sheet rubber is available in red, blue, black, white, brown, gray, and translucent options. Furthermore, we stock all of our silicone sheets in a wide selection of thicknesses ranging from 1/32” to 1/2”. Ultimately, Rubber-Cal offers 94 possible variations of silicone sheet rubber. This plethora of options gives you the ability to mix and match the specs of your silicone sheet to select a perfect match for your application.
Neoprene vs Rubber
Like all synthetic rubbers, neoprene is a man-made elastomer produced through polymerization, or the linking together of single molecules to form a compound. Neoprene, which is also often called polychloroprene or chloroprene rubber, actually refers to a family of elastomers that are produced from the polymerization of chloroprene. However, unlike most elastomers, the compound that makes up neoprene can be found in a few different forms: fabric wetsuit neoprene, cellular foam rubber, and solid sheet rubber. In all its forms, neoprene elastomer offers good chemical stability, high flexibility, and a wide working temperature range. Despite this common ground, it is important to understand the differences between wetsuit neoprene vs rubber, as making the wrong choice can prove catastrophic to your project.
While wetsuit neoprene is a highly compressible, fabric-like material, rubber neoprene is instead a durable and resilient general-purpose rubber. Solid neoprene is dense and features a non-permeable surface that keeps liquids out. The rubber material is available in a range of durometer (hardness) ratings, all of which demonstrate a much better resistance to abrasions than the compound’s softer form. Neoprene sheeting also has great tensile strength by comparison, allowing the dense rubber to stretch much further than its counterpart would allow. Though it cannot be used to make wetsuits or mousepads like its fabric counterpart, neoprene rubber is incredibly durable and performs well in a wide range of physically demanding applications, such as seals, gaskets, industrial machine parts.
All forms of neoprene offer resistances to oils, greases, and temperatures, but rubber neoprene is undoubtedly the more durable and versatile choice. If ever confused between fabric neoprene vs rubber, remember only the solid elastomer can be used be used as an alternative to natural rubber. Fabric neoprene is favored for applications such as wetsuits, laptop covers, and mouse pads, but when it comes to more demanding applications, you can never go wrong with neoprene sheet rubber.