There are some positive attributes that rubber has been widely associated with and these are such as durability, adaptability and the fact of it being environmentally friendly, and all these have led to the widespread use and adoption of rubber in a number of industries for the manufacture of a variety of products. Certainly looking at the widespread use of rubber for the manufacture of products that has seen it be used to manufacture some of the most common and simple use materials and to the rather technical rubber products, you will never fail to realize the fact that the rubber products have become an essential part of everyday life. Even though such products as are made of rubber are generally regarded for their long life, the other fact that shouldn’t be forgotten is that the proper storage of the rubber products will indeed greatly boost the life of the rubber products.
To begin with it will be important for us to have a clarification of some issue that has been a confusion and that is concerning the actual meaning of shelf life and service life. The product’s shelf life basically runs from the cure time and runs all the way to the first time that the product will be put to use and after such a period the service life sets in and this will run all the way from such a time as the product is first put to use all the way to the time that the product will be naturally end in its usefulness. For the purpose of this particular post we will be looking at the service life of the rubber products.
Fundamentally note the fact that when we are talking of rubber, proper storage is crucial. The particular material properties and the external factors have quite some effect on the given products that are made of rubber. The following are some of the factors that you need to have a look at whenever you are choosing a suitable storage for rubber products.
First of all the facts we will look at is that of the temperatures for the storage of the rubber products and this will often range between that of the highest being 22 degrees centigrade and the lowest fall being 0 degrees centigrade. Should you happen to have the rubber products in temperatures as low falling below zero degrees centigrade, the effect will be to have most of them stiffening and will require warming so as to use and as well when they are stored close to heat sources, producing heat over 22 degrees, this is as well going to end up destroying the same products made of rubber.
One other factor to figure is the humidity of the area where you will be storing the rubber products.