Rubber
Supply Company in Portland, Oregon

Rubber Resource is a Rubber Products Supplier in Portland, Oregon. We can custom slit or die cut most rubber materials. We stock over 200 rubbers: All types of base materials, blends, durometers (hardness), thicknesses and finishes. What we do not have in stock, we know where to find it as quickly and economically as possible.

what is
rubber?

There are four broad groups that this product is typically derived from. These groups are: recycled rubber, reclaimed rubber, synthetic rubber, and natural rubber.

Recycled rubber is primarily made from recycled tire crumb that has been put back together using an adhesive. This is not to be confused with reclaimed rubber, which is also made from recycled tires and other discarded parts.

Reclaimed rubber is de-vulcanized, which goes through vulcanization again to form a sheet rubber.

Synthetic rubber is the most common form, and includes many chemically produced rubbers such as neoprene, EPDM, Nitrile, Santoprene and Silicone. 

Natural rubber comes direct from the rubber plant and is used for specific applications.

About Rubber materials
Rubber Types

There are several types of rubber materials:

Rubbers are classified by the amount of hardness/spring that exists, based on some industry tests. The following chart is a good indicator of the durometer of basic rubbers:

DUROMETER

rubbers
durometer (hardness)

Rubbers are classified by the amount of hardness/spring that exists, based on some industry tests. The following chart is a good indicator of the durometer of basic rubbers:

Rubber Applications

Example 1

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Gasket

Example 2

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trim and moulding

Example 3

Mating

Matting

Other applications
of this material include:

Flooring

Marine/dock bumpers

Apparel parts

Sound attenuation

Frequently Asked

questions

How do I know what rubber to pick?

We can help! We have extensive experience with the properties of different rubbers and can assist you in choosing what will work best based on your application.

What if I just need a little bit?

We can help! Since we stock so many types, we can usually cut off just what you need from a master roll or sheet, and sell you a small amount.