$.29-33 per pound
- State: OH
- Grade Name: Rubber Trim
- Packaging: bulk or super sack
- Volume: 120,000 lbs / wk.
- Form: Trim chipped into 3 inch pieces
- Color: Black
- Listed: September 27, 2012 8:39 am
- Expires: 309 days, 2 hours
This material is excess from a domestic manufacturer of conveyor belts. As part of a commitment towards landfill avoidance, this unused excess material can be used in place of tire regrind as a bullet stop medium with far greater advantages.
1. The fabric in our range rubber is an enhancement to the efficiency of the product. It is a polyester/nylon woven blend fabric much like the material used in bullet proof vests ( Kevlar), so it increases the ability to stop the rounds. Our material is all new manufactured material, not used ground or granulated tire rubber. The fabric in tire rubber is a negative component and reduces its ability to stop the shot rounds. That is why your buyer is asking for material with less fabric.
2. The 3 inch flat rectangular size pieces were made specifically made after 3 years of R & D. We found this size to be the most efficient at stopping and catching the shots. As the shots passes through the 3 inch rubber it decelerates to a point that it can no longer pierce through the material and it now has to push the flat 3 inch piece through the pile of the medium. Trying to push a flat 3 inch piece is much more difficult than pushing a rounded 1 inch piece so that’s what makes it much better at stopping the round.
3. We have also found that the interlocking ability of the 3 inch flat pieces actually locks them together. This interlocking makes the stacked up medium much more secure then small rounded pieces. The rounded pieces have a tendency to roll to the bottom of the pile and not stay in place as well. Many of the indoor applications that have used the rounded 1 inch pieces have actually had to build a series of shelf’s for the rubber to be stacked on, other wise it all rolls down to the bottom of the range and there is no rubber medium at the top of the pile. Our range rubber is also much more resistive to being blow away in high winds, again due to the interlocking ability of our medium.
4. Our rubber is also more fire resistive then recycled tire rubber. There is actually a fire retardant in the formula of the rubber. I have actually held a plumbers torch to the medium for a few minutes and when I removed the torch the rubber did not maintain any flame.