Solid Rubber vs. Sponge Rubber: What’s the Difference?

sponge rubber solid rubberWhat’s the difference between solid rubber and sponge rubber? Both are elastomers, natural or synthetic polymers with elastic properties. Both are also subjected to vulcanization, a process that uses heat and a chemical agent such as sulfur to improve durability. Solid rubber and sponge rubber are available in many of the same compounds, such as EPDM, silicone, and neoprene. They can be extruded into the same shapes or molded into sheets, too.

At the most basic level, the difference between solid rubber and sponge rubber is about air. Sponge rubber contains balloon-like cells or interconnected pockets that either hold air or permit its passage. Solid rubber doesn’t share this cellular structure. Both types of materials provide sealing and insulation, but sponge rubber provides better cushioning. Solid rubber provides stronger impact resistance. Each type of elastomer has its advantages then, but what else do engineers need to know? Continue reading Solid Rubber vs. Sponge Rubber: What’s the Difference?

Molded Rubber Products from Elasto Proxy

Molded Rubber ProductsDid you know that Elasto Proxy supplies molded rubber products? We’re not just a distributor of stock materials, and we’re not just a custom fabricator of seals, gaskets, and insulation. Instead, Elasto Proxy is value-added supplier with a wide range of products and services. By sourcing molded parts from Elasto Proxy, major manufacturers have consolidated their vendor lists. No matter what your company’s size, you can save time and money by doing more business with Elasto Proxy. Continue reading Molded Rubber Products from Elasto Proxy

Four Core Values That Define Elasto Proxy

Core ValuesCore values describe what we believe and guide the way that we act. These deeply-held values also serve as a mirror of sorts. When a company’s behavior reflects its core values, employees see this consistency. Customers and vendors recognize integrity, too. Inside and out, a company needs to be true in both word and deed. That’s why at Elasto Proxy, we don’t just talk about our core values. We show you who we are in all that we do.

Maybe you’ve done business with Elasto Proxy for years. Maybe you’re a new customer or vendor.  Regardless, we’d like you to know more about who we are and what our core values mean for you. Elasto Proxy is a growing, global company that’s powered by problem solvers. We’re also engaged, professional, and loyal. Regular readers of our blog have come to appreciate our application knowledge and technical expertise. But do you know how our core values support your success? Continue reading Four Core Values That Define Elasto Proxy

Five Things to Know About Elasto Proxy’s Capabilities

CapabilitiesHow much do you know about Elasto Proxy’s capabilities? Maybe you place an occasional order for coils. Maybe you receive releases of gaskets against a blanket purchase order instead. Elasto Proxy is both a rubber distributor and a gasket fabricator, but we’re also more – a lot more. If you haven’t talked to Elasto Proxy in a while, now is a great time to learn what else we can do for you. Why take a chance on an untested supplier when what you may need is available from a trusted partner? Continue reading Five Things to Know About Elasto Proxy’s Capabilities