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The 4 Most Common Rubber Manufacturing Processes


Multiple manufacturing processes exist when it comes to producing rubber products; each process has particular benefits that may make it the optimal choice for your particular product. Understanding the different processes available before you begin manufacturing can help you understand cost implications and plan for any tradeoffs. Read More

What Makes Natural Rubber Latex Products Unique?


A variety of applications utilize natural rubber latex products due to their unique properties. There are very few material alternatives that exhibit properties similar to natural rubber latex and there are no perfect substitutes. Learn what makes natural rubber latex so unique and some of the products it produces. Read More

Understanding the Limitations of Natural Rubber in Product Design


How much do you know about the material limitations of natural rubber in product design? Most product designers and engineers are well aware of the advantages of natural rubber – high elasticity, high tensile strength, excellent compression set, high stretch recovery, good resistance to alcohols, ketones, and organic acids. These properties make natural rubber an optimal material for a variety of applications that require repeated stretch and recovery or compression and recovery. Natural rubber is a versatile material but there are applications where it is not the optimal material. Product designers will often focus on all of the advantages of natural rubber and forget to take into account the limitations of this natural material. It’s important to have an understanding of the advantages and limitations of natural rubber early in the design process before costly errors are made. Read More

How to Measure Rubber Tubing


There are three main measurements that matter when specifying rubber tubing dimensions– inner diameter (ID), outer diameter (OD), and wall thickness (WT). When you are ordering or requesting a rubber tube to be manufactured, you will need to know at least two out of the three dimensions. Read More

The Art of Rubber Compounding


Many people consider rubber compounding both an art and a science because the base polymer is highly customizable, which means there are thousands of possible formulations. Here is a simple, high-level overview of compounding. Read More

Product Stewardship at The Hygenic Corporation


Product Stewardship has become an integral part of our process for creating new products and for reviewing all of the products already in our portfolio. We strive to provide products that are safe for our customers and the environment. Read More

The Truth About Latex Allergies


Learn about latex allergies and what may cause them. Read More

Four Reasons Why Rubber Tolerance Ranges Are Wider


There are four main reasons rubber has wider tolerance ranges than other materials, such as plastics. Read More

Innovative Tourniquet Helps Save Lives


A former Special Operations Force (SOF) Medic set out to develop a tourniquet that could help both medical and non-medical people save lives and limbs. Read more about his story. Read More

How Rubber Sheeting Rescued Bakeries from a Sticky Situation


In many manufacturing industries, there are problems that arise between the interaction of the product being made and the machinery being used. Bakeries needed to find a solution that would keep their dough from sticking to the cutters. Read More