Platinum Rubber started in 2015 from a simple need from a friend of ours, they run a Nursery Business, and were growing small fruit shrubs & trees to sell as nursery seedling stock.
They specifically required a natural latex rubber band that would be able to last for a few seasons then degrade without any leaving anything behind.
Through many years of prototyping & field testing we believe we have created the highest quality UV stabilized Black #32 & #64 Rubber Bands, That are high heat & cold resistant and therefore are perfect for Postal & Nursery applications.
Our Black rubber bands are now 100% Made in USA! We source our raw natural latex from small family owned sustainable tree farms in Thailand. This is then brought into the United States and processed in our facility, and made into size 32 & 64 rubber bands.
Our Blue 17" Inch Rubber Bands were made specifically for a parks & maintenance business. They fit a wide range of garbage, recycle bins & cans.
To read more about the process of making rubber bands see below.
Rubber is harvested through the form of latex from the Para rubber trees. The Process is called " Tapping ", the Latex is a sticky, milky sap drawn by cutting incisions into the tree bark and collecting the sap that runs out. Around 42 percent of rubber produced in the world is natural rubber. Though rubber trees were indigenous to South America, in the late 19th century the trees were introduced in several Asian countries.
Today, Asia is the main source of natural rubber & latex, accounting for 94 percent of its annual output. Thailand is one of the largest rubber producing countries, with rubber production most frequently produced in the southern part of the country.
Tapping normally takes place early in the morning when the internal pressure of the tree is at its highest. The latex drains into a spout knocked into the bark and is collected into buckets. The trees typically drip latex for about four hours. After the rubber is collected, it is transferred to coagulation tanks and later rolled into 2-foot-by-3-foot sheets, which are air dried and then sold to manufacturers.
Wow these rubber bands Are durable and easy to install on our 100 gal trash can. COVID has required us to bag all trash cans and the bags now are not just falling in to can. They also fit our 50 gal cans ...so one size fits all.
It last longer on items without degrading, Compared to regular tan
"rubber" bands. Worth their money as you don't need to replace them as often.
High quality product that is hard to break. Using on large scale RC Cub plane landing gear. Has to handle exhaust heat and direct sun on Tarmac.
My child participates in VEX robotics and needed quality rubber bands for their robot. We chose these because they were black in color and matched their team colors. The kids said these were the best quality, did not break, kept their elasticity and lasted much longer than standard rubber bands. Other teams at the school were bargaining to have some.
Definitely recommend for any project as they are high quality and will last longer than expected.
I use these on my golf cart R/C plan rack to secure the wings of my planes when I am in transit from the house to the flying field. They hold up just as well as the more expensive counterparts and last just as long. UV does work on all rubber bands, but these seem to withstand it as well as the pricier versions.
I ordered this to be tactical and attach my tourniquets to my gear for rapid deployment, like the cool guys. But when I try to rip it from the rubber bands, I have a tough time cause these bands are too dam strong.
I'm a average athletic build guy, curl 30s and 35s for medium rep
are good black rubber bands 👌; not sure what else I can say. I use
them as a lightweight way to bind and compress items while backpacking.
They are strong and have held up well for a couple months with not
breaking issues. They have been a great purchase so far.
Perfect Ranger Bands. Holds elasticity well, difficult to break. Super black in color, until you use them for the first time; the rubber releases a powder or film of some kind and they turn gray in color. Not a big deal at all, just noteworthy.
Use these on a Scottish Hunting Suit to allow adding natural vegetation to it! These are high heat and uv resistant so should Last a while!!