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Custom Internal Linings Save Wear, Tear, and Your Bottom Line

For more than 50 years, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has been protecting products with custom internal linings. Used on a variety of equipment and surfaces, rubber and urethane linings protect products from wear, tear, and abuse, extending their functionality and lifespan. Such was the case when Sioux Rubber was called to create a custom lining […]


GEAPS 2017: A Recap

Every year, Sioux Rubber & Urethane attends the GEAPS Exchange, an annual convention hosted by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society to help professionals in the worldwide grain industry make new connections, find solutions, and learn about new technologies. This year the event was hosted in Kansas City, and we sent Derek DeGroot, Jordan Langley, […]


Clamp Pads Decrease Damage to Material Handling. Here’s Why.

Some things are just meant to go together. Rubber and urethane, for one. Two things that never go together, though? Bare metal forklift clamps and inventory. If you are reading this post, you likely considered buying a new set of clamp pads for your forklift. Stop scratching your head (and all the products you handle) […]


The Sioux Rubber Idler Roller: How Grain Operators Become Smooth Operators

Sioux Rubber & Urethane was approached by a national grain processing company to help improve the lifespan of their steel idler rollers at their local soybean processing facility. Idler rollers provide a rolling service for the grain belts to glide on as they transfer grain at large installations; while they are easy to replace, the […]


3 Ways the Tuff-Tube® Lining System is Reshaping the Ag Industry

There are many unpredictable elements to working in the seed and grain processing industry. Hail can decimate entire fields. Droughts can dry up yields. Failed equipment can eat into whatever profit margins there are left. While weather, weeds, and pests are often (if not always) out of our control, there are some factors against which […]


The Water Bullet: Strong Under Pressure

There is never a dull moment at Sioux Rubber & Urethane. One moment we are curing our trademarked HawkPad for the cardboard packaging industry, the next moment we are developing rollers and spouts for agricultural equipment. And then there are days like today when we can talk about making water bullets and how they instantly, […]


Heading to New Frontiers: A Recap of the SuperCorr Expo

Sales Managers Derek DeGroot and Jordan Langley headed down to sunny Orlando, Florida last month to Sioux Rubber & Urethane’s first foray into the SuperCorr Expo, the largest gathering of vendors and corrugated solution seekers in the Western Hemisphere. They joined more than 300 industry suppliers and thousands of industry leaders from 70 countries for […]


The Life Cycle of the HawkPad in 5 Steps

Since we introduced the HawkPad for our cardboard honeycomb packaging customers, we’ve been making more HawkPads than ever. As the premier press pad for commercial die-cutting applications, its unique ratio of multi-layered hardwood to custom-blended urethane gives it a hardness, thickness, and durability unlike any other press pad on the market. Here’s the life cycle […]


The Cutting Edge: How The HawkPad Revolutionized This Protective Packaging Company

Sioux Rubber & Urethane recently partnered with one of the largest paper-based honeycomb manufacturers in the U.S. to pit the HawkPad against one of the toughest die-cutting environments in the industry. And the results are impressive. “Before the HawkPad, we were going through our gum rubber pads once a month, especially if the cut depth […]


Tuff-Tube in Real Life

      Initial field testing of Tuff-Tube began with an 8” diameter Tuff-Tube at an Iowa soybean processing facility in 2005. At the start of the test period, this facility was wearing completely through a standard ¼” urethane sheet being used as a traditional bolt-in spout liner each year and at times also wearing […]