Rubber has been used for centuries for so many different things. Natural rubber was cured in various ways to make it stronger and to make it easier for people to work with. However, the curing process wasn’t perfect, so for many years, people tried to come up with ways to make rubber work better. One very successful process was vulcanization. But, what exactly is vulcanization?
Vulcanization is a process which takes natural rubber and heats it up and adds various chemicals (generally sulfur or sulfur-based) to strengthen and toughen the rubber up. Read More»
Repurposing furniture has become very popular recently. If you are someone who has decided that you would like to try to turn an old dresser into an entertainment center, it is important to order rubber grommets to use in the back of the dresser. The rubber grommets will allow wires to pass through the back of the dresser without the wires becoming frayed. The guide below walks you through the process for choosing the right grommets to use for the job. Read More»
When you are a business owner and are planning to have your newest place of business built from the ground up, there are a myriad of areas that you will need to focus upon in order to get your business off the ground and to have it run properly. One of the most important factors to consider is your plumbing, both in the materials and overall design of the the plumbing system. Read More»
If your historical home was built on a concrete block foundation and you have recently noticed cracks in its basement walls, then your home is currently experiencing a very serious foundation problem. Left alone, the foundation will continue to deteriorate and will eventually ruin the structural integrity of your house. Thankfully, a foundation contractor can use some specialized tools and monitor the cracks to determine their rate of spread. Armed with this information, they will use their professional experience to decide if your home’s foundation needs to be repaired or is able to simply continue on an active monitoring program. Read More»
Conveyor belts are no longer “roll horizontally one direction” modes of factory transportation. You have options. Conveyor belts can now take your factory’s lines in four directions. Here are the four directions for today’s industrial conveyor belts and some benefits of each.
Up and Over Conveyor
These conveyor belts move products up a short incline and then over a hill. Sometimes they may move up a short incline with a steep drop-off at the top, too. Read More»