Rubber Co. has produced vulcanized
rubber panels, blocks, sheets, curtains
and lamellas for ballistic control in military,
law enforcement, and private
ranges for over ten years. We specialize
in producing custom rubber dimensions as small as 1” x 3” x 7” up to 2” x 48” x 96” sheets weighing over 400 pounds.
Cold Pressed: Charles Goodyear invented vulcanization in
1844. It is the only process we
use. Time, temperature and pressure
allow rubber to cure with the unique combination of softness, flexibility and
strength. It actually defines rubber as
we know it. Automotive tires have been
made with this process for over 100 years and have allowed us to travel great
distances reliably and safely.
technology called the Cold Press (or “grind and glue”), is a process where recycled or cured rubber
is reduced in size and usually screened,
then coated with a binder or glue, and the pieces are pressed back
together in a new size. It is a much cheaper
method of production than vulcanization but it yields rubber with less
desirable physical characterstics the most important of which is density. The
density of our rubber is unequaled. Vulcanized rubber in our industry also means elasticity
and self-sealing around entrance points rather than chipping and eroding away
with every shot fired.
vulcanized large 9” x 12” x 24” rubber
blocks weigh 105 pounds. A cold pressed
rubber block weighs 76 pounds. Density
stops bullets. Most range designs
using cold pressed rubber require over 12” of their product in front of AR500
steel to safely contain rifle rounds. X
ray pictures of our vulcanized rubber blocks have shown that 7.62 rounds were
stopped on average between 7” and 8” of our rubber. Density stops bullets.
competitiors claim: “NOT ALL RUBBER
IS CREATED EQUAL” and they are correct! They also claim that they invented
ballistic rubber. The Wright brothers
invented airplanes too but you wouldn’t want a ride on theirs today! Their panels and blocks are essentially the
same product made over the past 15 years.
You will find their unit pricing very competitive but we ask to look at a
bigger picture: product quality / longevity,
range maintenance, the price per pound
(not volume) of rubber components, disposal costs, and above all: Safety.
Typical Product Applications:
- Shoothouses/Bullet traps
- Stray bullet wall protection
- Range floors