Rubber has been one product or material that has been regarded for a number of positive qualities such as durability, adaptability and the aspect of it being friendly to the environment and as such this is one material that has managed to get its way into a number of industries where it is used to manufacture a host of varied 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. As much as rubber products are known for their overall durability feature, you need to remember as well the fact that when these are properly stored you will be able to even further extend the life of the rubber products to use them to the maximum.
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 shelf life of a product is by and large the period between the cure time and the first time the product is put to use and after then the service life sets which runs from the time the product is first put to use and the time it is now considered as having expired. In this particular article we will have a special focus on the service life of the rubber products.
Fundamentally note the fact that when we are talking of rubber, proper storage is crucial. The properties of the material rubber and the external factors will quite greatly affect the product. The following are basically some of the factors that you will need to consider when selecting a storage system for your rubber products.
The number one factor that you will need to bear in mind is that of the temperatures to store the rubber products which ideally should range between the highs of 22 degrees centigrade and fall only up to 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.