Consumer goods are extremely price-sensitive. Manufacturers need to source cost-effective rubber parts, but without sacrificing quality or appearance. Product designers, inventors, and entrepreneurs also need a rubber molder who can provide creative options for product design, pricing, and production. Made in the USA manufacturing is popular, but tough pricing means you can’t ignore the bottom line.
The Rubber Group molds rubber products for consumer electronics, cosmetics and personal care, house and home, pet care, sporting goods, footwear, and office supplies. From design assistance and help with material selection to custom molding and packaging, we provide a complete solution. Learn more about the molded rubber products we make and the materials that we use.
Rubber Products for Consumer Goods
The Rubber Group supplies molded rubber products such as soles for footwear, one of the largest uses for rubber in the consumer goods market. These products include boots and shoes that provide protection against water, chemicals, electricity, impact, and low temperatures. Molded rubber footwear is pressed in a mold and vulcanized at the same time. Every day and athletic footwear also have rubber soles.
Applications for molded rubber products in the consumer market include protective covers, cases, sleeves, and mats. With consumer electronics, plastic cases may not offer enough protection against shock and impact. Custom molded rubber products provide a cost-effective alternative that combines shock absorption with environmental resistance and aesthetic appeal.
Rubber Materials and Consumer Products
The Rubber Group molds many different types of elastomers for consumer goods. Examples include:
- natural rubber
For applications where molded rubber is used a food contact material, The Rubber Group can source elastomers that meet requirements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Molded Rubber and the Consumer Market
The Rubber Group combines custom molding services with design assistance, help with material selection, and value-added services such as a custom packaging. To request a quote or for more information about how we mold consumer products, contact us.