Expanded Rubber & Plastic Solutions

From the very beginning, Rubberlite was founded with the fundamental understanding our partnership with key manufacturers of expanded rubber and plastics would be essential to servicing our target customers. We have continued to refine our suppliers and now offer the widest array of premier materials available in the world today. Whether sheet, roll or slit to width, with or without adhesive, Rubberlite will exceed your expectation on time and in budget time after time.

Products converted by Rubberlite include Neoprene, Neoprene Blends, EPDM, Nitrile, ECH, Ensolite® PVC/Nitrile, Cross-linked Polyethylene, EVA, Open Cell Sponge, High Density Polyurethane and Pressure Sensitive Adhesive.

Materials

From blended neoprene to cross-linked polyethylene; polyurethane foam, fabrics or pressure sensitive adhesives, Rubberlite is your first source for products. Our customer service and sales personnel are equipped to help you find material solutions to meet your application requirements.

Suppliers

ARMACELL

ARMACELL

Armacell manufactures Ensolite®, a continuous PVC/Nitrile, Crushed Foam, and continuous neoprene. They also manufacture press cured bun stocks in neoprene, EPDM, and other blended materials.

CCT

CCT

CCT produces a broad portfolio of adhesive tape products, using both acrylic and synthetic rubber adhesives and a wide range of foams, films, and other substrates.

FOSTEK

FOSTEK

Fostek is a manufacturer and supplier of Xcellite rubber and plastic products. Xcellite is supplied in continuous rolls.

MONMOUTH RUBBER & PLASTICS COMPANY

MONMOUTH RUBBER & PLASTICS COMPANY

Monmouth Rubber and Plastics Company manufactures a variety of closed cell bun products in Neoprene, EPDM, PVC-Nitrile, ECH, and SBR.

Opflex

Opflex

Opflex manufacturers MicroCel®, cross linked polyethylene bun stock, and EvaCell™, an EVA bun stock material.

PALZIV – NORTH AMERICA

PALZIV – NORTH AMERICA

Manufacturer of XLPO bun foam, Vizion™ and continuous XLPO roll stock, Fuzion™. Palziv offers a wide range of densities, formula and sizes within both product lines to meet a wide variety of applications.

Sekisui

Sekisui

Sekisui manufactures Volara®, an irradiated cross-linked polyethylene/EVA, made in continuous rolls.

ZOTEFOAM

ZOTEFOAM

Zotefoam manufactures Plastazote® and Evazote® gas expanded cross-linked polyethylene and EVA bun stock materials.

Property Sheets

Sponge Rubber > EPDM Blend

Sponge Rubber > Epichlorohydrin

Sponge Rubber > Natural Rubber

Sponge Rubber > Neo-PVC-Nitrile

Sponge Rubber > Neoprene

Sponge Rubber > Neoprene EPDM

Sponge Rubber > Neoprene-EPDM-SBR

Sponge Rubber > Nitrile

Sponge Rubber > SBR

Visco-cel®

Engineered Foam Solutions

Rubberlite has been an innovator in the engineered foam market since 1997.  The product offering has grown to include a portfolio of products manufactured for a wide array of markets and applications.  HyPUR-cel® consists of three distinct families of microcellular polyurethane flexible foam.  The HyPUR-cel® process involves highly effective nucleation technology that is free of external blowing agents and solvents.  The resulting products are open-cell, breathable polyurethane foams with a multitude of applications. The products are available with anti-microbial additives for footwear and medical applications, flame retardants for automotive and industrial requirements, and a broad range of firmness selections for controlled shock absorption and cushioning.

Offered in the largest variety of densities and thicknesses, HyPUR-cel® is custom skived to thickness through Rubberlite’s state of the art converting equipment.  Higher densities are not required with diminishing thickness which results in substantial savings when compared to other polyurethane foam technologies.

Standard Line

  • T-Series (ether-based, thermo-formable)
  • S-Series (ester-based, high elasticity, high elongation)
  • I-Series (ether-based, high temperature, non-thermo-formable)

Physical Characteristics of all HyPUR-cel® Grades

  • Ultra Low Compression Set
  • Continuous 60” rolls
  • Breathable
  • Dimensionally Stable
  • Enviromentally Friendly
  • Custom Converted Thicknesses
  • Open Cell

HyPUR-cel®

The Rubberlite R&D team continues to expand our HyPUR-cel® line of open-celled polyurethane foams, this includes our new I-Series line.

Offered in the broadest range of density and thickness, HyPUR-cel® is a unique family of medium to high density engineered foams comprised of three distinct product lines to meet your application needs.

Whether you need products from our I-series of highly resilient, very low compression set products, our S-series foams which offer exceptional elongation and thermal formability, or our T-series of thermo-formable foams, Rubberlite has designed each to offer cost effective solutions to your foam performance requirements.

Each product line is manufactured to meet specific market needs. Our open-celled, breathable polyurethanes are available with anti-microbial additives for footwear and medical applications, flame retardants for automotive and industrial requirements and a variety of firmness options for controlled shock absorption and cushioning.

All products are offered in 60” wide roll skived to meet Rubberlite’s exceptionally tight thickness tolerances. Fabrics, adhesives, films or foam composites are available from our lamination department enhancing product design and performance.

For footwear, medical, industrial, orthopedic soft goods, automotive, electronics, aerospace, protective equipment and more, HyPUR-cel® is a cost effective solution.

Standard Line

  • T-Series (polyether-based, thermo-formable)
  • S-Series (polyester-based, high elasticity, high elongation)
  • I-Series (polyether-based, high temperature compression set performance)

Physical Charateristics of all HyPUR-cel® Grades

  • Ultra Low Compression Set
  • Breathable/Open Cell
  • Dimensionally Stable
  • Enviromentally Friendly
  • Custom Converted Thicknesses
  • REACH Compliant

Other Formulations and Additives

  • Fire Retardant
  • Anti-Microbial
  • Custom Colors
HyPUR-cel® S-Series HyPUR-cel® T-Series HyPUR-cel® I-Series

Polyester-based offered in four formulations:

Excellent stretch

Unmatched memory

Superior breathability

Thermal-moldable

Polyether-based offered in densities from five to twenty pounds

Tintable foam product offers custom applications

Thermo-formable

Fantastic for applications ranging from industrial to footwear

Polyether-based

Available in a variety of densities

Custom-tints available

High rebound characteristics that often exceed neoprene capacities

Excellent high temperature compression set

Visco-Cel®

Another high performance foam from Rubberlite is Visco-cel® featuring slow recovery visco elastic memory performance. From mattress pads, wheelchair seating and much more, Visco-cel® offers superior cushioning and optimum pressure distribution. Choose from a range of hardness to fit your application.

Visco-cel®’s physical properties meet the necessary requirements to supplyshock absorption in athletic footwear and ergonomic applications including occupational seating and protective padding. Excellent compression set resistance, slow recovery and uniform cell structure make Visco-cel® an outstanding material for cushioning, ergonomic and shock control applications.

Supplied in continuous rolls up to 60” wide, Visco-cel® can be supplied laminated with fabrics or adhesive packages ready for fabrication. Our goal is to supply ready to use products to youwhichreduceprocessing time and offer valuable cost savings.

Visco-cel®

  • Visco-elastic polyurethane foam
  • Commonly referred to as memory foam, provides solutions to a variety of applications
  • Virtually eliminates pressure points in numerous applications
  • Superior shock-attenuation
  • Form-fitting, conformity, comfortable impression and feel

PUR-Mount

Adding PUR-Mount® to your corrugated plate mounting package provides the following benefits:

  • You have a choice of open cell polyurethane foam with:
    • PSA and release liner to make your own structure
    • 10 mil PET substrate
    • 30 mil PVC substrate
  • The cushion mitigates imperfections in the substrate – the corrugated board
  • Less heavy impression settings are needed to print “the valleys” in the corrugated flutes
  • The cushion provides even support for line work, fine dots and solids
  • Less dot gain, less pinholing of solids and improved SID
  • Graphics are produced clear and detailed even on rough surfaces
  • Printed lines, bars and dots have little distortion allowing for excellent readability of codes
  • Print speeds can be improved, board crush is eliminated, plates last longer
  • Impression range is improved and issues like banding due to press bounce are eliminated

Technical Composite Solutions

At Rubberlite, we integrate our technologies and expertise to design technical composite solutions that couple the best materials with innovative functionality. Technical composite solutions refer to a broad class of multi-layer products that are designed and engineered to meet stringent requirements for an array of markets and end uses. With an extensive background in material science, combined with our advanced lamination and coating technologies, Rubberlite creates high performing, specialty material composites for demanding applications. 

Laminations

Rubberlite’s laminating expertise provides the capability to laminate most any cellular foam with a wide variety of substrates including fabrics and films. Additionally, we can laminate fabric to fabric or foam to foam for dual function or dual density applications. Our lamination systems provide a nearly endless variety of combinations with incredible performance standards.

Our lamination composite products offer:

  • Lamination of stretch and non-stretch fabrics
  • Lamination of films, nonwovens & vinyls
  • Foam to foam (dual density)
  • Fabric to fabric (dual function)
  • Continuous composite rolls up to 60” wide
  • Solvent-free adhesive packages: PUR, PSA and water-based
  • Excellent bonds
  • Wide variety of stock fabrics

Rubberlite’s proprietary systems and expertise in bonding solutions afford our customers a single source for design, development and supply of high performing laminated composite materials. Our lamination capabilities maximize efficiency for our clients, providing unmatched quality, low minimums and quick delivery.

Unique to Rubberlite is our ability to recommend and provide access to our vast inventory of elastomeric compounds, plastic foams and wide selection of HyPUR-cel®/Visco-cel® polyurethane foams. This vertically-integrated level of service has earned Rubberlite the reputation as a market leader for manufacturing laminated composite solutions.

A partial listing of applications include:

  • Orthopedic soft goods
  • Medical and health equipment
  • Automotive
  • Industrial belting
  • Equestrian
  • Shoe insoles
  • Outdoor equipment
  • Orthotics
  • Ergonomic/safety
  • Sporting goods
  • Computer and technology accessories

Functional Coatings

Coating Solutions for High Performance Composites

As a manufacturer of high performance technical composites, Rubberlite offers polymer coating solutions found in a variety of markets and end-uses. Our coating technologies consist of combining the benefits of function-specific foams and textiles with advanced polymer formulations that work together to create unique end products. Enhancing mechanical properties while achieving desirable look and feel characteristics is the primary focus of these customer-driven products. 

Functional Polymer Coatings

Functional coatings are engineered for a broad range of physical properties and surface features. All are aqueous-based formulations that are eco-friendly and scalable with a variety of additives, modifiers and fillers that result in enhanced functionality to meet demanding design requirements. 

Our polymer coatings are used to develop new products or complement existing materials for improving several functional and aesthetic properties, such as variable hand, durability, water repellency, breathability, flame retardancy, anti-microbial protection, slip resistance, elasticity, as well as tinted surface textures and designs. 

From simple to complex, design engineers have relied on Rubberlite to provide technical composites for enhancing the performance and visual appeal of materials in the sports/outdoor apparel, footwear, medical soft goods, industrial, automotive, and building and construction markets.

Typical Coating Applications and Benefits

  • Stable Foam Coatings – for enhanced soft touch, conformance and cushioning
  • Durability Coatings – for extending end product life/use
  • Waterproof/Breathable Coatings – for improving comfort and MVT control
  • Flame Retardant/Anti-microbial Coatings – for improving safety and protection
  • Anti-slip Coatings – for controlling coefficient of friction and resisting migration
  • Nonstick Coatings – for resisting adhesive bonding or blocking
  • Elastomeric Coatings – for improved compression and multi-directional elasticity
  • Synthetic Leather Coatings – for durable, affordable offerings for home goods and accessories
  • Raised Print – for increasing airflow, adding texture and design aesthetics 
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