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. 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.
To start us off, we first have to clarify one thing that has been or may be a confusion and that is the definition of shelf life and service life. 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.
What fact remains of key significance and should be borne in mind is that when we are looking at rubber products, the one thing that will greatly boost their life is the proper storage that you will accord them. 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.
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. 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.