Colored rubber bands
H+D delivers natural and synthetic rubber bands in much more colors than just the typical natural brown color. Choose from a broad variety of PMS colors your favorite colored rubber band.
All standard colored rubber bands, such as red, black, white and natural are available in most sizes already from 10 kg on. Premium and fashion colors need a 50 kg minimum order quantity. If you want to know in which color your preferred rubber band is available, just find your best rubber band in our product range above.
Wide rubber bands
Many applications demand especially wide rubber bands. H+D supplies wide rubber bands made from natural rubber in many different sizes up to 260 mm diameter or 410 mm flat length. Despite a slightly bigger wall thickness wide rubber bands keep their soft stretch and excellent band count per kg.
Wide rubber bands are also referred to as oversize rubber bands or pallet bands. These extra large bands are used to secure loads on pallets during movement within a warehouse. Pallet bands are available in up to 900 mm diameter or 1,900 mm flat length.
Rubber band sizes
As most of our orders run custom, H+D can produce rubber bands in a variety of sizes in terms of diameter/flat length, cut width and wall thickness. Please check our rubber band Size Chart for your preferred rubber band sizes.
Rubber band manufacturing process
After latex has been harvested from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) it is purified and combined with certain acids to form rubber slabs. These slabs are first squeezed to extract excess water and then machine cut into small chips. Ingredients, such as sulfur to vulcanize it, color pigments, and some other chemicals that affect the elasticity of the rubber band are added. The rubber chips are heated and fed into an extruder that forces the rubber out in long, hollow sleeves of a determined diameter and wall thickness. Next, these rubber sleeves are cured in large ovens by pulling them over aluminum poles called mandrels. The cured rubber sleeves are finally fed into a cutting machine and sliced into the finished rubber bands.