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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!
Which Sheet Rubber Products are Best for Making Gaskets?
A great way to save on industrial machine parts is to make them yourself. Making gaskets, seals, and other small rubberized machine parts may seem difficult, but it can actually be quite easy once you know what type of gasketing materials to use. Though they can be made of many different materials such as cork or compressed fiber, making gaskets from a soft, rubbery material usually gets the most efficient results. A soft, yet durable rubber material with a wide range of flexibility is the best choice for seals and gaskets. Most solid elastomers work well for rubber gasketing, but as with any application, the specific elastomer required depends on the needs of your specific project.
Though there are many rubber gasketing materials to choose from, selecting the correct one for your project is crucial. Making gaskets out of the wrong material can cause them to tear or wear down much faster than anticipated, wasting your valuable time, effort, and money. Before you get excited and hastily choose the wrong elastomer, consider the location and function of your application. Outdoor applications, for example, would benefit most from EPDM rubber gaskets, as they demonstrate great resistances to UV rays and ozone. The biggest factors to consider are harmful substances such as chemicals, oil, and extreme temperatures.
Applications in the food service, medical, or automotive industries are likely to come into contact with strong substances, and making gaskets with the right material is what will determine the overall quality of application. Neoprene is a good gasketing material for most chemically-exposed applications, but using silicone can add a much-needed temperature resistance to the mix. If strong greases or oils are present, you will likely need to opt for a powerful commercial-grade rubber such as nitrile. It is important to consider everything the gasketing materials may come into contact with in your application so that you can choose the strongest elastomer for each and every job.
Buying Foam Rubber – What Are Your Options?
When you need a material that is durable, yet more compressible than solid elastomers, buying foam rubber is your best option. Foam sponge rubber, often referred to as cellular rubber, is a type of synthetic elastomer that is used for applications that require exceptional flexibility and higher rates of compression. The first elastomer to be developed into foam rubber was neoprene, but when buying foam rubber, you will find that it can come as neoprene, EPDM, or even a unique blend of different rubber materials.
As with any material, buying foam rubber requires you to know the specific needs of your application. Every kind of rubber will come with its own set of strengths. Neoprene, for example, demonstrates great resistance to oils and chemicals that has made it popular in the automotive, medical, and food service industries. Silicone sponge rubber, on the other hand, is better with corrosive chemicals and extreme temperatures – both hot and cold. For outdoor resistances or enhanced durability, you should consider buying foam rubber that is blended with other elastomers like SBR or EPDM.
Regardless of which type of rubber you decide to go with, there is another important decision to be made: Do you need open or closed cell rubber? This refers to the cellular structure of the foam sponge rubber, which is made up of many small air pockets or “cells.” Open cell rubber features visible openings in the cells, giving the material a similar look to that of a kitchen sponge. This open structure increases the material’s compression rate, allowing it to “bounce back” or decompress faster than its closed cell counterpart. In contrast, closed cell rubber is not porous and has no openings between its cells. Though this means it decompresses a bit slower, it also makes the cellular rubber resistant to water and other liquids. Though both kinds demonstrate excellent flexibility and compression rates, make sure you consider every factor before buying foam rubber to ensure the strongest and most practical application possible.
Causes of Fatigue – How Rubber Mats Can Help!
Fatigue is classed as extreme tiredness or exhaustion, and it can be a big problem in a professional setting. It also comes in many forms, both mental and physical. Sometimes this can be a symptom of a larger problem, such as a condition or illness. The list of potential reasons behind feelings of fatigue is lengthy. They range from mental health or cardiac issues, to having sleeping problems or a vitamin deficiency, among others. But in many cases, fatigue is physical in nature and is caused by strenuous activity. This can reduce efficiency in a workplace and/or increase liability concerns for a firm.
One of the leading everyday causes of fatigue is prolonged standing or walking. There are many workplaces that require this of employees. Such jobs include chefs in the kitchen, people working on assembly lines and people who work in stores and have to stand at the checkout for long periods of time. The problem becomes far worse when the surface they are standing on is hard and unforgiving. In all of these professions, people become fatigued due to the pressures being placed on their bodies. They often experience painful strain in their leg muscles, knee and ankle joints, not to mention their lower backs. This is caused by stress and a lack of blood flow. When muscles are static – as is the case when someone is standing still a lot – they have reduced blood flow. This causes the body to work harder to pump blood to the muscles, which in turn makes a person feel fatigued quickly.
These fatigue levels can be reduced by using rubber anti-fatigue mats, which help the body through support and comfort. They do so by providing a high level of density and cushioning. This dense surfacing forces the legs into frequent micro movements which keep blood flowing to the muscles, while the cushioning eases the strain on the joints. A quality rubber mat can increase productivity and increase workers’ morale immensely, especially during the marginal hours of the workday!