Rubber Industry History with KEP: 2000s-2021

The rubber industry has an exciting and dynamic history. Academic records of rubber date back to the 1700s. The world history of rubber dates back thousands of years, when indigenous cultures first began using natural latex from the Hevea tree. Since 2000, rubber...

Demand for Medical Elastomers Increase

Demand for Medical Elastomers Increase Growth in Medical Elastomer Market Elastomer materials offer a variety of valuable physical and performance properties that are especially desirable in medical applications. Elastomers have excellent sterilization properties,...

PVC Benefits & Uses

PVC Benefits & Uses Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an excellent choice for medical and surgical tubing. PVC is strong, stable, flexible, and safe for medical use. PVC Compound Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was first discovered as a thick, stiff material, like the PVC...

Polyisoprene Elastomer: What’s It Used For?

Polyisoprene is an elastomer material that is widely used in a variety of industries. Synthetic polyisoprene is produced with a synthetic version of the primary chemical constituent of natural rubber latex. It is then compounded to mimic many of the properties of...

Latex vs Silicone Tubing

Latex vs Silicone Tubing Many industries have battled ongoing supply chain disruptions and supply shortages since early 2020. Silicone costs have risen dramatically, with price surges up 300%, and will likely continue to fluctuate, making it more expensive than ever...

Tubing

Rubber Tubing Rubber tubing works behind the scenes in a wide range of industries. We rely on tubing during so many of life’s moments, from family bonding at the big game to important doctor’s visits. Durable, reliable tubing keeps your operation running smoothly so...