This page will contain answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions. So please ask questions, it will help us serve you better!

  1. How much is it going to cost to ship my material?
  2. What kind of adhesive should I use on this material?
  3. Does neoprene come in different colors?
  4. What kind of material would I use to make can koozies?
  5. Do you ship offshore?
  6. I've come up with an idea using one of your materials and how would I go about manufacturing this product?
  7. Where do all these scraps come from?
  8. Our company generates several tons of scrap almost every week. Is it possible someone would have a use for this scrap?
  9. What is the shelf life of rubber?

 


How much is it going to cost to ship my material?
When you place your order, the weight of the product chosen is programmed into the website. The site is linked to UPS and when your zip code and product and type of delivery are entered, the site automatically figures out the cost of the shipping. materialscraps.com adds $2.75 for measuring or counting, packaging, address labels and to help support the website.

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What kind of adhesive should I use on this material?
There are many adhesives available for different types of material. E-mail customer service at: cusrv@materialscraps.com and someone will be able to help with this question.

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Does neoprene come in colors?
The standard color for neoprene is black. Neoprene can be ordered in several colors but a large minimum order may be required. If the neoprene is wetsuit neoprene (closed cell neoprene foam with nylon facing) it is available in a variety of colors. The nylon facing can be on one or both sides.

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What kind of material would I use to make can koozies?
Any of the closed cell materials would work, usually 1/4" thick. The wetsuit material work great for koozies and it's available in colors. E-mail customer service at: cusrv@materialscraps.com and someone will be able to help with this question.

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Do you ship offshore?
We can ship almost anywhere in the world, but in many cases the cost of the shipping outweighs our reasonable prices. E-mail customer service at: cusrv@materialscraps.com and someone will be able to help with this question.

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I've come up with an idea using one of your materials and how would I go about manufacturing this product?
We can help with the manufacturing of all non-metallic materials. We have manufacturing facilities available at Mechmar Industries. E-mail customer service at: cusrv@materialscraps.com and someone will be able to help with this question.

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Where do all these scraps come from?
These scraps come from part manufacturing at Mechmar as well as other manufacturers who want to keep them out of the environment.

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Our company generates several tons of scrap almost every week. Is it possible someone would have a use for this scrap?
.E-mail customer service at: cusrv@materialscraps.com and someone will be able to help with this question. It is possible we can match you up with a company that can recycle your scrap for further use. This is a free service for the scrap generator and we have been responsible for diverting thousands of tons of scrap from the landfill for further use.

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What is the shelf life of rubber?

ARP 5316 Elastomer Shelf Life Recommendation

The Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) issued Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) 5316 was issued in 1998 to supersede MIL-HDBK-695C (canceled) as the aerospace industry standard. APR 5316 is often used as a guideline in determining useful shelf life of elastomers used in other industries

Elastomer

ASTM

ARP 5316 Shelf Life

Aflas®

 

Unlimited

Butyl Rubber, Isobutylene Isoprene

IIR

Unlimited

Chloroprene (Neoprene®)

CR

15 Years

Epichlorohydrin (Hydrin®)

ECO

NA

Ethylene Acrylic (Vamac®)

AEM

15 Years

Ethylene Propylene, EPDM or EP

EP

Unlimited

Fluorocarbon (Viton®)

FKM

Unlimited

Fluorosilicone

FVMQ

Unlimited

Hydrogenated Nitrile, HNBR or HSN

HNBR

15 Years

Nitrile (Buna-N or NBR)

NBR

15 Years

Polyacrylate

ACM

15 Years

Polyurethane (Polyester or Polyether)

AU / EU

5 Years

Silicone

VMQ

Unlimited

Styrene Butadiene (Buna-S)

SBR

15 Years

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