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The Truth About Rubber Bands

Updated: May 18, 2022

More than 13000 tons of Rubber Bands are sold each year. But did you know? Most of the Elastic Bands are not recycled, because the process of recycling them is very complicated and the cost is very high.

It is a fact that most of the Rubber Bands are very difficult to self-destruct under natural conditions. So where did they go? The rubber bands that are used and are not recycled, will get mixed up in the soil, grass and drift into rivers, streams, seas, etc., seriously affecting our environment.

rubber band vs TPU Elastic band
Can TPU Elastic Bands replace Rubber Bands?

This is where the TPU Made Elastic Band comes in! With high stretch and elasticity, TPU elastic band not only has the same application as Rubber Strap but more than that, not only that TPU material is 100% recyclable.

TPU Elastic Band vs Rubber Band

TPU Elastic Band vs Rubber Band Comparison Table TPU Elastic Band vs Rubber Band comparison table

This convenient comparison table can help you compare different aspects:

Comparison list between TPU bands and regular rubber bands
This convenient comparison table can help you compare different aspects

Change the habit of using TPU elastic bands to save the planet

As mentioned before, some parts of the elastic band are recyclable. The problem is that not many recycling centers accept them because the recycling process is very complicated and there is little profit. However, these rubber bands do not have a long life, they become brittle or sticky after a short period of not being used.

pile of discarded rubber bands
Make a small change towards a more eco-friendly future

Health concerns

Rubber bands not only affect people who are allergic to rubber but can also negatively affect workers in the rubber manufacturing industry. There have been many cases of health problems caused by rubber bands over the years.

Rubber and TPU band wrapping a bread baggete
Protect your health with small changes

exposure to harmful substances

Workers in the rubber manufacturing industry are exposed to dust and fumes every day during the rubber production process. Previous studies showed an increase in cases of cancer and leukemia among workers of a rubber manufacturer.

Latex allergy

It is estimated that 1-6% of the general population is sensitive to or develops allergic reactions to certain proteins in latex (used to make rubber bands). Rubber exposure can lead to serious health problems, causing symptoms such as; skin redness, hives, itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy throat and asthma.

What makes JCA factory TPU - Uniband elastic band different?

We do things differently at JCA. Management and production processes meet ISO14001 standards. And we not only advocate environmentally friendly management, our workers are not exposed to any hazardous or toxic substances.

Our TPU elastic band has been tested for more than 200 harmful substances and does not cause any of the health problems that Rubber Bands can.

Elastic band products for the future

Recycle for a greener future. Not only that, its reusability is 5 times higher than that of traditional rubber bands.

With a variety of specifications for application in daily life such as: TPU - Uniband hairbands; elastic band for packing; antistatic elastic band ESD- used in electronic equipment room; ......

TPU Band characteristic description
TPU Elastic Band is the product for the future

TPU elastic band matches Rubber Band in every respect, while also outperforming it due to additional benefits such as:

  • 100% latex free

  • No powder and fine dust

  • 100% recyclable

  • Lighter and thinner with more durability

TPU elastic band is a great choice for a more eco-friendly future. If you are interested in a quote about TPU Elastic Band, please check out this page here.


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