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.
117b rubber bands, such as the ALL00700 Big Bands by Alliance, are the best size for your needs. 117b bands are 7" x 1/8" and will stretch to fit around your folders without popping.
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Size 62 rubber bands are 2.5" long. The Universal brand bands have an elongation factor of 625%. So, if we do the math, 2.5 x 6.25, we see the size 62 rubber bands can stretch to 15.625 inches.
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Standard rubber bands are sized by the flat length, or the length of the band from end to end when lying flat.
So, if you need a band with a total circumference of 14", you'll need 7" bands, the longest standard length available. Universal offers 7" bands in two sizes:
However, if you need a non-standard, oversized rubber band with a 14" flat length and 28" overall circumference, we offer Alliance® SuperSize Rubber Bands. This color-coded variety pack includes eight green 14" bands.
You can learn more about rubber band styles and sizes in our rubber band buying guide.
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Rubber bands are essential supplies in any office. On Time Supplies offers rubber bands in a range of sizes and styles from office supply leaders such as Universal. We also discount bulk orders, so you save money when you order rubber bands in bulk. Thanks to fast shipping from On Time Supplies, your rubber bands arrive in as little as a day. If you need more information on the supplies featured at On Time Supplies, or on GSA pricing, call us toll free at 1-866-501-6055. We're happy to answer any supply questions.