From Raw to Rubber: The Vulcanization Process

From Raw to Rubber: The Vulcanization Process

Back in the early 1800s, natural rubber became very popular throughout the United States, but it wasn’t long before people started to realize the limitations of this versatile material. Specifically, rubber didn’t withstand temperature extremes very well. These earliest forms of rubber would melt when the temperature got too warm, and would freeze and crack… Continue Reading

Rubber Mulch: An Ecofriendly and Safety-Conscious Choice

Rubber Mulch: An Ecofriendly and Safety-Conscious Choice

If you have young kids or work at a school that has an outdoor jungle gym, you’ve probably noticed that lots of places are foregoing traditional wood chips that used to be sprinkled below the area of play in favor of a newer, more eco-friendly and more technologically advanced option: rubber mulch. There are plenty… Continue Reading

Rubber Mulch and Winter Weather

Rubber Mulch and Winter Weather

Are your walkways and gardens ready for winter? If not, then you might consider rubber mulch. We’ve talked about the numerous benefits of rubber mulch in the past, but how can it be useful during the winter months? This stellar material is loaded with cold-weather benefits, making it the ideal solution for use in locations… Continue Reading

Reviewing the History of Rubber

Reviewing the History of Rubber

Rubber has been a useful material for centuries, and is now indispensable in many industries. Developments in the manufacturing, and later synthetic production, of rubber have turned it into a valuable product used it items in nearly every country and industry. But how did this substance find such popularity? The residents of Central and South… Continue Reading

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