The Industrial Grade Rubber Bands for Ceramic Molds are used to strap (or bind) small to mid sized 2-piece ceramic molds for slip casting. Rubber Bands are perfect for plaster slip cast ceramic molds as the natural rubber breaths and prevents moisture from being trapped between the band and the mold. Made in America for Dogwood Ceramic Supply by Aero Rubber, the Industrial Grade Ceramic Rubber Bands are packaged in 1 pound boxes of a single size of rubber bands.
Ceramic Rubber Bands
Ceramic Rubber Bands Prices
|Price per 1 lb Box|
The 10 box price may be any assortment of 5" and 7" Industrial Grade Rubber Bands
The Dogwood Ceramic Supply's Rubber Bands for Ceramic Molds are packed in 10 lb cases of one size per case. A quantity price break is available for 10 lbs of any assortment of 5" and 7" Rubber Bands. Additional discounts for re-occurring 100 lb (10 case) bulk purchases. All prices, including bulk purchases, are FOB Dogwood Ceramic Supply. Advance order is not required as our inventory is usually sufficient even for the largest bulk buyers.
All Rubber Bands are measured along the flat length when the two ends of the band are pinched together. The measurement from end to end
equals the flat length. (If you were to cut one end of the band unfold it, the flat length would be approximately half the overall length) The width of the
band is measured perpendicular to the flat length. Natural Rubber Bands can stretch up to 7 times the length of the unstressed length of the rubber band without breaking.
Dogwood Ceramic Supply recommends rubber bands for strapping most small ceramic molds. However, as the mold size increases the quantity (weight) of slip also increases and greater stress is placed on the band to hold the mold tight during casting. For moderate sized molds (above 20 lbs in weight or holding more than 1 quart of slip) Dogwood Ceramic Supply STRONGLY recommends the use of mold straps rather than ceramic rubber bands as the rubber bands can be prone to leaking and/or breaking due to the stress of holding the slip within the mold.
Dogwood Ceramic Supply's Rubber Bands for ceramic molds have a wide variety of uses besides binding together 2-piece casting molds. Because of their relatively low cost, our Rubber Bands are often used in furniture making and wood-crafts as a low cost alternative to C-clamps to hold together wood frames/parts while the glued surfaces cure. A quick cut and the band is instantly released thus preventing stress to the item while trying to remove the band. In one of the more unusual uses, rubber bands are used to strap gear to scuba tanks, especially for cave diving, as the rubber band will easily break/release in critical situations versus the more powerful bungee cords.
Aero Rubber, founded 1973, has been supplying Dogwood Ceramic Supply with our industrial grade ceramic rubber bands for most of the past decade. Unlike many of their competitors, Aero Rubber has kept their manufacturing facilities right in here in the good ole USA, which is why Dogwood Ceramic Supply continues to support the company. If somebody is offering you lower priced ceramic rubber bands always check the label. Most low cost rubber bands on the market are manufactured in Sri Lanka, which will be imprinted on the product packaging and/or master case of rubber bands. While there is nothing wrong per se with the Sri Lankan rubber bands we would rather pay a few pennies more and do our part to keep America fully employed.
website last updated: October 2014
Dogwood Ceramic Supply
12590 Dedeaux Road
Gulfport Mississippi, 39503
Telephone (228) 831-4848 Fax (228) 831-3111
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