The World of Rubber Bands


Natural Rubber Bands, colored
Consumer / Food
Natural Rubber: Rubber Bands, Colored
We sell ideas that stretch! Our natural rubber bands are high quality rubber bands manufactured in a large number of sizes and colors. We produce any rubber band specification from 10 kg within a very short lead time.
Natural Rubber Bands, black
Consumer / Industry
Natural Rubber: Rubber Bands, black
H+D processes first grade natural rubber to produce highly esthetical, durable rubber bands in black color. Buy black rubber bands in an extensive range of diameters and widths directly from the manufacturer!
Non-Latex Rubber Bands: H+D LatexFree
Medical / Pharma
H+D LatexFree®: Rubber Bands, non-latex
H+D LatexFree® rubber bands contain no natural rubber proteins and thus help to avoid allergic reactions. Non-latex rubber bands are recommended for pharmaceutical or medical applications or where allergic reactions are unknown. Latex free rubber bands are available in various colors and sizes.
Synthetic Rubber Bands and Rubber Tubings: H+D LongLife
Automotive / Industry
H+D LongLife®: Rubber Bands, synthetic
H+D LongLife® rubber bands are made from synthetic rubber called EPDM. They are resistent to many environmental influences such as UV, ozone, acids and temperature. All our synthetic rubber bands are manufactured custom in various diameters and cutting widths. Very short lead time!
Silicone Rubber Bands
Medical / Pharma / Industry
Silicone Rubber Bands
H+D Silicone is an ideal elastomer for use in hundreds of applications throughout the industry. H+D is specialized in producing small and large lots of extruded silicone using application-specific compounds. We develop unique recipes relevant to the end use of the product with specific durometer, color, and performance characteristics.
Printed Rubber Bands: InfoStraps
Promotion / Events / Food
InfoStraps: Rubber Bands, imprinted
H+D InfoStraps are imprinted rubber bands to personalize promotions and packaging. Let us develop innovative solutions for your next campaign by creating an unique printed rubber band that will exceed your expectations. Imprinted rubber bands stretch your ideas!
Industrial Rubber Pallet Bands / Rubber Mover Bands
Warehouse / Transport
Pallet Rubber Bands
Pallet bands are oversized rubber bands. They are economical and easy to use and secure all types of pallets during in-bound transport and storage. Pallet bands are ribbed for extra holding power, reusable and available in many sizes and colors.
File Bands: X-Bands
Consumer / Office / Government
X-Bands: File Bands
X-Bands are extreme file bands made from synthetic rubber. File bands secure catalogs, folders and magazines as well as frozen food packs or litter box liners. With their extreme elasticity file bands adapt to almost every product surface. File bands are available in different colors.
Rubber Bands for Medical and Healthcare Equipment / PPE
Healthcare / Industry
Rubber Bands for Healthcare Equipment / PPE
The supply of rubber bands for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as medical masks and face shields is our top priority. H+D produces rubber bands and rubber strips in natural and in synthetic rubber H+D LatexFree® for a perfect fit.

Frequently asked questions

Your expert advisor

Sebastian Gropper

Verkauf - Verpackungsmaterial
Tel. +49 8323 96600

What is a rubber band?

»Rubber bands are very elastic, mostly thin caoutchouc bands in the shape of a ring. They are cut from rubber tubes in strips of different widths. Their cross section is therefore rectangular, in contrast to sealing rings, which have a round cross section. A distinction is made between rubber rings made of natural rubber and synthetic rubber. The former have an elasticity of up to 750%, are mostly safe for use in food and come from a renewable raw material (rubber tree). Synthetic rubbers have an elasticity of up to 350% and can fulfill certain properties, such as oil resistance or UV stability. They are produced petrochemically.«

What is the minimum order quantity?

»The minimum order quantity for rubber bands made from natural rubber and from non-latex rubber is 10 kg per size. For Fashion and Premium Colors the minimum order quantity is 50 kg. H+D LongLife® rubber bands should be ordered in lots of 1.000 or 3.000 pieces, depending on the size.«

Why can't I order smaller quantities?

»H+D offers an enormous range of different sizes, qualities and colors. In addition, each order is custom. For an economical order processing, we need the quoted minimum order quantities.«

Why is there such a big price difference for rubber bands in the market?

»Standard rubber band sizes, often combined with a low rubber content of only 60 %, are produced as mass articles in South East Asia and imported by traders. All other sizes can either not be delivered at all or are produced with a lead time of up to 4 months.
H+D manufactures rubber bands in individual sizes, outstanding qualities and various colors already from 10 kg. We do this in a very short delivery time. If needed, the rubber bands are also washed and packed to meet pharmaceutical standards. For this reason, our production cost is higher than that of a standard import product.«

How long is the delivery time?

»The delivery time for most qualities and sizes is 3 to 8 work days. For printed rubber bands InfoStraps please allow approx. 3 weeks for order processing.«

Are rubber bands suitable for contact with food?

»H+D rubber bands made from natural rubber as well as all H+D LatexFree® rubber bands and InfoStraps are suitable for contact with food and thus conform to relevant standards.«

Which rubber band has the highest yield per kg?

»The rubber band made from natural rubber is the most economical. Since it is manufactured without weight increasing fillers, you get the highest yield per kg. All colored and black natural rubber bands also have a high count per kg. H+D LatexFree® and H+D LongLife® rubber bands are manufactured from synthetical rubber and are thus more costly.«

How is a rubber band properly stored?

»Please store rubber bands dry, protected from light at about 20° C.«

How much is the elongation of a rubber band?

»Natural rubber bands stretch to approx. 750 %, non-latex and all other synthetic rubber bands stretch to approx. 350 %.«

What is a rubber band made out of?

»Natural rubber bands are made of the milky solloid from rubber trees, called latex. They are composable and recycable and have an excellent haptics. In the production process chemicals, such as caoutchouc oil, sulfur, zinc oxide as well as certain fillers are added. Specialty rubber bands are made petrochemically. They have outstanding qualities in terms of stretch, allergic reactions, age or UV. Most of H+D rubber bands are safe for use in food or food packaging according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).«

How many rubber bands are in a pound?

»Our natural rubber band has a specific gravity < 1 and is the best value rubber band. It has the highest yield per pound. Colored rubber bands have a little less bands in a pound, as some weight increasing fillers are used. As an example, a natural rubber band 60 mm Ø x 8 mm cut width x 1 mm wall thickness has approx. 1100 rubber bands/pound. The same rubber band in red or black has approx. 880 rubber bands/pound.«

Do rubber bands have latex in them?

»All natural rubber bands have latex in them, as they are made from the natural latex of the rubber tree. Some people are affected by latex allergy reactions. To avoid those reactions, H+D has developed a non-latex rubber band, made of synthetic caoutchouc, i.e. a synthetic compound isoprene. For more information about our latex free rubber bands, see H+D LatexFree®.«

How do you measure the size of a rubber band?

»Rubber bands are measured via three dimensions: diameter/flat length, cut width and wall thickness. If you are not sure how to measure the size of your favorite rubber band, please check our chart under "Terminology".«

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