Rubber is a kind of material that is known for the possession of some qualities such as being durable, adaptable and as well environmentally friendly and as such has found its way into a number of industries for the manufacture of a range of products. In fact rubber is used so many products, from the most basic and simple to the very complex and essential parts of structures that it has rather come to be regarded as one essential part of 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.
The first thing we will look at to start us off with the whole will be to have a clarification of what has somewhat been a confusing element in definition in understanding and this is in relation to what shelf life and service life are. 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 basically some of the factors that you will need to consider when selecting a storage system for your 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. If you happen to store the rubber products in temperatures that fall below 0 degrees centigrade it will often lead the material to stiffen and will require some slight heating and as well storing them near sources of heat such as radiators and base heaters is as well not recommended as this as well destroys them.
The humidity of the area to store the rubber products is the other factor to consider.