The Advantages of Silicone for Rubber Products

Silicone rubber is a highly versatile material valued for its flexibility, biocompatibility, and resistance to temperatures, UV light, radiation, and ozone. Its unique properties make it particularly useful in the medical, aerospace, and electrical sectors for a variety of components, including tubing, washers, gaskets, and other sealing hardware. At Thomas A. Caserta, we specialize in manufacturing rubber products from a variety of quality rubbe...

Nitrile vs. Neoprene: Which Material Is Best?

Nitrile and neoprene are rubbers that exhibit similar properties, but with differing characteristics that make them useful for different applications. Both materials are elastic, and will return to their original shape when stretched. Nitrile is particularly resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and temperatures, while neoprene is valued for its weather resistance and durability. Below we provide a more in-depth look at the properties and advantages of nitrile and neoprene and their industrial uses....

How Rubber Products Made Their Way Into the Fastening Industry

Conventional fasteners—which include bolts, rivets, nuts, and screws— can efficiently mount a number of items to surfaces or surfaces to each other. However, regular fastening isn’t enough in certain industrial applications to prevent unwanted and unintentional flow of potentially damaging gases and liquids. When fasteners are used in conjunction or fused with a rubber product, like a rubber washer or rubber gasket, they form a much more effective seal against all kinds of external contami...

Rubber Products in the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace and aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries on a global scale, affecting millions of people on a daily basis. Reliable aircraft demands top tier components. These parts must have properties of high performance and endurance, since they will be exposed to a range of extreme weather conditions, such as excessively hot or cold temperatures, and different types of oils and gases. It is crucial that jets, commercial planes, and other aircraft can protect both passe...