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WHO ARE WE

Union Rubber has been in business for over 16 years specializing in the manufacture of custom rubber molded products and extrusions. Our team consists of experienced and dedicated workers.

WHAT WE DO

We serve hockey players and fans worldwide by manufacturing and distributing hockey puck products. Our compression moulding process uses both standard moulds and moulds completely custom-made to meet your needs.

QUALITY STANDARD

Our pucks are made of vulcanized rubber and adhere to the strictest standards of weight, diameter, thickness, hardness, elasticity, surface roughness and tensile strength corresponding to International and Canadian-American National Ice-Hockey Leagues.

Our goal is to utterly meet the needs and expectations of our consumers and distributors.

HOCKEY PUCKS


Made using the highest quality vulcanized rubber.
All these models can be printed for best individual customization.

BLACK – OFFICIAL
Suitable for practice and official games, for ice hockey players of all ages and skill levels. NHL level quality with textured, knurled sidewalls for improved adherence to hockey stick blade. Remarkable flatness, hardness and smooth surface quality for consistent, powerful and accurate shots and passes.
Tested in the laboratory.
Dimensions: 3″ diameter (7.62 cm) by 1″ thick (2.54 cm); Weight: 165g
NHL official size and weight

WHITE
A great training tool for goalies to develop their reaction time, as they have to focus more on the puck.
Standardized performance that can withstand intense use.
Tested for durability.
Dimensions: 3″ diameter (7.62 cm) by 1″ thick (2.54 cm); Weight: 165g

ORANGE – WEIGHTED
The heavy weight puck is used to strenghten all aspects of stickhandling techniques. This puck is designed to improve your muscle strength, quickness and power. Ideal for training the player of all ages and abilities.
Dimension: 3″ diameter (7.62 cm) by 1″ thick (2.54 cm); Weight: 275g

BLUE – LIGHTWEIGHT
The lightweight puck is ideal for youth players to improve their coordination, quickness and overall speed.
Ideal puck for beginners.
Dimension: 3″ diameter (7.62 cm) by 1″ thick (2.54 cm); Weight: 125g

BLACK – JUNIOR
A smaller, light puck intended for ice hockey of the youth in Europe.
Meets strict hardess, weight, rebound elasticity and surface quality standards.
Dimensions: 2.36″ diameter (6 cm) by 0.79″ thick (2 cm); Weight: 95g

PROMOTIONAL PUCKS
Pucks made not only for promoting ice hockey issues, but also used for promotional purposes concerning industry, cultural events or some region. Ideal for use in recreational context.
Dimensions: 3″ diameter (7.62 cm) by 1″ thick (2.54 cm); Weight: 165g

PACKAGING
100 Pieces Per Carton

CERTIFICATION
Our pucks currently meet the strict criteria of international norms.



CUSTOM HOCKEY PUCKS


When it comes to ordering large quantities, Union Rubber combines integrated engineering by controlling all facets of production: molding, mold design and customized printing to increase the level of personalization and value of your hockey pucks.

TOP QUALITY HOCKEY PUCK Manufacturing bespoke excellence

CUSTOM PRINTING


We can provide high quality printing on hockey pucks, which are suitable for promotional and communication purposes, sponsoring and even the game. You will be satisfied with our custom printed logo pucks. The price depends on the quantity and the number of colours used in printing. We can offer the following print types:
single-colour print and multi-colour print.



Once we receive the artwork and order, everything mobilizes. A creative team develops your artwork and the PDF file is approved in as little as 24 hours.

We clean pucks prior to printing and use special additives in the inks to enhance ink adhesion to the puck. We do everything we possibly can to ensure good logo adhesion. However, ice is a very abrasive surface (as are skate blades and sticks) and logo wear is inevitable for a game used puck and will vary significantly depending on ice conditions and many other factors.

Pucks used by the NHL and other high level leagues don't get used for longer than a few minutes typically.
This is done primarily to ensure a frozen puck is always in use but also ensure logo wear is always minimal.
So logo wear is less of an issue in these cases.

PRODUCTION PROCESS


Hockey puck is made up of a mix of natural rubber, carbon black, antioxidants, bonding materials and other chemicals to achieve a balance of hardness and resilience.

This mixture is then turned in a machine with metal rollers, where workers add extra natural rubber,
and ensure that the mixing is even. Samples are then put into a machine that analyses if the rubber will harden at the right temperature.

An automated apparatus, called a pultrusion machine, extrudes the rubber into long circular logs that are 7.0 cm in diameter and then cut into 2.8 cm thick pieces while still soft. These pre-forms are then manually put into moulds that are the exact size of a finished puck.

There are up to 200 mould cavities per moulding palette, capable of producing up to 20,000 pucks per week. The moulds are then compressed. This compression may be done cold or with the moulds heated to 300 °F (149 °C) for 18 minutes, depending on the proprietary methods of the manufacturer.
They come out hard and then are allowed to sit for 24 hours.

Each puck is manually cleaned with a trimmer machine to remove excess rubber. The moulding process adds a diamond cross-hatch texture around the edge of the puck for more friction between the stick and puck for better control and puck handling.

HOCKEY PUCK TEMPERATURE


During game play the following mechanical properties of the puck are most influential: coefficient of restitution, surface roughness and the rate of heating. The influence of these conditions defines the game play and can affect the overall performance of players.

Prior to game play hockey pucks are kept inside freezers to reduce the amount of bounce on the ice. In addition, pucks are frozen to reduce the amount of friction between the puck and the ice allowing for a smoother transition over the ice’s surface.

The standards for a National Hockey League (NHL) game dictate pucks to be frozen for ten days prior to game play. The pucks are kept at a temperature between 14 degrees Fahrenheit and 20 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure they are frozen before they are put into play.

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