|Approximate Band Count||Available in: 1,100, 1,890, 300, 490 or 970|
|Global Product Type||Rubber Bands-Standard Rubber Bands|
|Band Trade Size||Available in: 19, 32, 33, 64 or 117B|
|Band Gauge||Available in: 0.04" or 0.06"|
|Band Width||Available in: 0.06", 0.13" or 0.25"|
|Band Length||Available in: 3", 3.5" or 7"|
|Band Material||Latex Rubber|
|Band Breaking Strength||Available in: 6 lbs, 12 lbs or 24 lbs|
|Max Band Elongation||775%|
|Max Band Elasticity||1875 psi|
|Band Box Size||1 lb|
|Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Total Recycled Content Percent||0%|
The Pale Crepe bands are the most expensive rubber bands due to their extremely high rubber content. In fact, they have the highest rubber content of all rubber bands. Rubber is relatively light. While there may be more bands per package and a higher band count of Pale Crepe bands, rubber, however, doesn't correlate to longevity. Rubber has better elasticity and has better retention of its original size and shape than other bands. Having said that, it is sensitive to UV light is subject to breakage and becoming brittle. The higher rubber content of Pale Crepe rubber bands makes them extremely soft. They are recommended for people with arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. They have a softer stretch than other rubber bands and are the most ergonomically friendly rubber band. If you're looking for band built for longevity, we recommend a non latex option, the Extreme EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Rubber Bands, X-treme File Bands, 117B, 7 x 1/8, Black (Item ALL02004). The synthetic rubber makes the bands resilient to heat, UV, ozone, weather, and age, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from home to office to recreational uses.
According to the American Latex Allergy Association, about three million people in the U.S. suffer from latex allergies. For people who work in offices, latex allergies can be very problematic. Here's our buying guide about how to choose rubber bands that are safe for everyone in your office to use. We'll cover alternative materials, the size and strength of latex-free rubber bands, and recommend great products to buy.
See our rubber band size chart and find out how to choose the best band for your project.
Bulk mailers are a great way to get information out and in front of lots of people with minimal effort or cost. Fortunately, there are certain office supplies, such as rubber bands, that help bulk mailer projects go smoothly and efficiently. Rubber bands may seem simple, but some types are ideal for promotional materials. Here are the important factors to consider when buying rubber bands for bulk mailer projects, as well as our top product picks for this purpose and why you should buy them in bulk.