Rubber is a material which has an incredibly wide range of uses, and despite first being used around a thousand years ago, demand for it has increased and it is still something which is used a lot today. It has a lot of unique properties which make it great at all sorts of things and this Rubber Moulding UK based company, meadex rubber mouldings provide a wide range of materials made from rubber. So what is rubber used for? Here are just a few of the things….
Because rubber Is springy and elastic, it is great as a shock absorber. A lot of machinery uses rubber within it as a shock absorber as well as on handles.
Rubber naturally repels water so this makes it a great choice if you are making something that is non-slip – shoes with rubber soles and car tyres are made from rubber in order to make them safer and less likely to slip in wet weather conditions.
It is also great as an insulator – neither heat nor electricity can travel through it making it perfect for tools with insulated handles – these are particularly useful to electricians or people like plumbers who can sometimes work with electrics as it prevents shock. It is also good as a pipe cover on a hot water pipe for example.
The fact that it keeps heat in, also makes it a great material for colder areas where heat is wanted to be kept inside a house or of course for clothing protecting from the cold, where it will keep the body heat in – for example, think of a wetsuit!