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Monday, August 23, 2010

Rubatex Closing – Alternatives and Existing Inventory from Stockwell

RUBATEX ??? In June of 2010 Rubatex International abruptly closed their doors. No notice was provided – it was learned that the gate was padlocked. Rumors that the company was financially stressed had been buzzing but nobody expected the doors would close so suddenly.

While the shut down was abrupt, Stockwell has been able to service the majority of their customers with existing inventory levels of Rubatex closed cell sponge products. As with many materials offered by Stockwell, these inventoried materials allow for fast turn production. The primary Rubatex products offered by Stockwell are premium grade closed cell Neoprene, Epichlorohydrin and EPDM sponge materials. Stockwell will continue to sell its remaining inventory of Rubatex materials while transitioning customers to quality alternates manufactured by American National Rubber (ANR). View the alternatives to Rubatex now offered by Stockwell on our Closed Cell Rubber / Neoprene data sheets page.

American National Rubber manufactures a variety of closed cell sponge products to ASTM and UL specifications. In addition to the ANR products, Stockwell offers a variety of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) that can be laminated to the ANR closed cell sponges. These laminated materials can be readily die cut, slit or water jet cut by Stockwell.

For further information or to inquire about Rubatex materials and their replacements, please contact Stockwell at 215-335-3005, or visit

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posted by Steve Hughes at 11:45 AM


Anonymous Ian said...

Thanks for the info.

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