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Northern Rubber Cushions

Northern Rubber Cushions

HIGH PERFORMANCE TABLE RUBBERS, MAINTAINING THE PERFECT REBOUND EVERY TIME

Hainsworth is proud to present the premium brand for rubber table cushions – Northern Rubber by Hainsworth. With an extensive history, dating back to the original vulcanisation/curing process, Northern Rubber by Hainsworth cushions have provided an outstanding quality which players and professionals alike, have chosen for over a hundred and fifty years.

Northern Rubber cushions use only the best hand-tapped Malaysian rubber, from a natural and refined formula specifically designed for its rebound ability. Northern Rubber keeps 7,000 different formulas and ensures the rubber matches each and every specification set.

HIGH END INGREDIENTS, USING O-ZONE RESISTANT MATERIALS

Northern Rubber developed the current formula in association with the World Professional Snooker Association. Hainsworth’s innovation and testing laboratory ensures that the rubber is always performing, with the latest O-Zone resistant materials. The rubber does not seep out vital ingredients which result in the cracking and deadening of the rubber, caused by O-zone degradation.

EXPERTS IN MAKING RUBBER

Unlike other manufacturers, Northern Rubber by Hainsworth is vulcanised/cured separately to the extrusion process, each set of rubber being put into its own mould for curing. This controlled method ensures the shape and density of the rubber, maintaining a perfect rebound every time with no air pockets.

OUR RIGOROUS TESTING REGIME

To guarantee that we meet our high quality standards, our rubbers at subjected to a rigorous testing regime, both to quality check batches and to benchmark us against the competition. We test for 4 main things; Visual Appearance, Tensile Strength, Dimension, and Rebound Resilience.

VISUAL APPEARANCE

Smart, sharp lines and smooth, clean edges are an important feature of our rubber, and our cushions strips are checked at every batch. We ensure there is no air traps, cracks, foreign bodies or inconsistencies in texture.

TENSILE STRENGTH

A high tensile strength does not directly indicate the performance of a cushion, instead it is the combination of tensile strength and rebound resilience that makes our cushions suitable for end use. Increasing tensile strength could have a negative impact on rebound resilience and thermal ageing, so our experts find the perfect level to maximise each quality.

DIMENSION

We check the dimensions of the cushion strips at 5 different points, measured in millimetres, to ensure consistency from batch to batch and game to game.

REBOUND RESILIENCE

We check the rebound resilience of our rubber under 3 different conditions. The rebound can change the way you play, impacting how the ball moves around the table. We use a combination of international standards (ASTM D2632 and D573) and non-standard test methods to measure these qualities.

For more information, click here to download our Northern Rubber flyer.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

To guarantee authenticity Northern Rubber products now carry unique identifying markers that cannot be copied. To check your rubbers are a genuine Northern Rubber Product look for

  • The Yellow Button – Because Northern Rubber is vulcanised the yellow button sits within the product and cannot wear or peel off. The Yellow button signifies authenticity.

  • Batch Number – Each rubber carries as its unique batch number for traceability back to the exact production batch.

• 25 year product guarantee
• Tested for rebound ability, hardness, elasticity and specific gravity
• New Technology which ensures the mix of the ingredients is perfect before entering any stage of manufacture, eliminating
the risk of ‘dead spots’ along the length of the rubber
• Separate machine vulcanisation massively reduces the risk of swelling, controlling the shape of the rubber after extrusion
• Maturation periods after each process, based on years of expert knowledge and experience, ensuring the perfect bounce for the velocity and weight of the balls.

Available Profiles

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