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Eco Friendly Packaging

With the rising trend of eco-friendly packaging, manufacturers are reimagining how they package their products by aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in their packaging. According to an article from NRDC, "a whopping 91 percent of all plastic isn't recycled at all." That statistic seems glaring,...

Are You Ready For Your Food Safety Audit?

As most produce farmers and handlers are aware, food safety is a major concern in the market for fruits and vegetables. More and more produce buyers are requiring proof that their suppliers are implementing effective food safety programs all the way to the farm level....

What Gives Rubber Bands Their Strength?  

Since opening our doors in 1923, Alliance Rubber Company has established itself as a world leader in the manufacturing of custom rubber bands and other organizational tools. Our 2,200 innovative products are marketed in 60 countries, and as a third-generation family business, we're committed to...

Rubber in Textile Manufacturing

The Use of Rubber in the Textile Industry The use of rubber strips and rubber bands in manufacturing textiles, footwear, and other miscellaneous garments has grown in popularity over the past few decades.  Rubber bands are useful in a number of ways throughout the entire...

Rubber Bands for Equestrians and Jockeys

Jockeys and equestrians have to consider the safety of themselves and their horses.   The comfortability of the riders as well as the health of the horses must also be taken into consideration.  With the use of rubber bands, jockeys and equestrians can create a more...

The Necessary Properties of Seafood Rubber Bands

Alliance Rubber is a third-generation family-owned company that is designated as WOSB or Women-Owned Small Businesses. In addition, 94% of our sales meet the "Buy American" standard for U.S.-made products. By sourcing our products domestically, our customers are assured that our stock is fresher, our...

Looking for a Private Label Manufacturer for Custom Rubber Bands?

Since 1923, Alliance Rubber Company has been providing high-quality consumer and industrial rubber products. We offer a range of office, packaging, and specialty items, including private label, custom printed rubber bands for some of the top companies around the world. We're proud of our capabilities...

EPDM Automotive Applications

    EPDM Automotive applications are the fastest-growing among other popular segments such as building & construction, wire & cables, lubricant additive, and plastic modification. EPDM (a synthetic rubber) is most commonly utilized in vehicle weather stripping, seals, sealant, wire and cable harnesses, and brake...

The Pandemic and The Floral Boom

The pandemic created a perfect storm for a floral boom. Most people were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another.  The days where you could go outside and enjoy the sun without having to worry about what might happen were gone.  Days...

Earth-Friendly Rubber Bands

Did you know that rubber bands are made from a natural, renewable and biodegradable resource, making them sustainable and eco-friendly? It’s true - rubber bands are better for the earth than many other items commonly used for bundling or packaging.


Natural latex rubber is sourced from plantations around the world. The rubber trees on these plantations reach maturity at 6 years of age and have around 25 years of productive life! The sap used for rubber bands is harvested sustainably using a process called “tapping.” It causes no harm to the trees and at the end of a productive life, the trees are used for furniture and other timber products.

Technically, rubber bands can be recycled, but it’s best to reuse them rather than toss them into the trash or compost bin.


If you’re like most people, you have a drawer of rubber bands just waiting to be used. You probably know about the most popular uses for rubber bands around the home and office, but have you tried these?

  1. Prevent zippers from falling down by securing them to buttons on pants
  2. Around slippery objects like tools and drinking glasses
  3. Straighten broom bristles
  4. Replacement for tape (to hold items together)
  5. Wrap around an open paint can to remove excess from a paint brush
  6. Stop a door from locking by wrapping around front and back of door knob
  7. Hold together a sliced apple (to prevent browning)
  8. Around auto visor to hold important documents/receipts in place
  9. Around individual bundles of cords to reduce cord clutter
  10. Secure lid to slow cooker while transporting
  11. Save space in luggage by keeping outfits rolled up tightly together
  12. Wrap around the ends of hangers to prevent slippage
  13. As a book mark
  14. Create symmetrical floral arrangements by bundling sections of stems together
  15. Erase pencil marks
  16. Wrap around ends of rolling pin to create space for desired height for pastries
  17. Around spools of ribbon before storage
  18. To remove stripped screws
  19. Behind pictures in frames to keep them perfectly centered
  20. Seal small leaks in water hoses

If you’re interested in learning more about our products for the Newspaper Industry, please visit our Newspaper Rubber Bands Page. Want to speak to someone about these products? Fill out our contact form and someone will be in touch!

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