New wrapping material
Just want to check with the forum to see if there is any interest in this. I’m a chemical engineer with some rubber compound experience, and a fellow PE enthusiast (heavy duty hanger). No matter what I try, hanging is just painful to me, primarily the pinching of the skin (not internal structure fatique). BTW, I hang generally in the 17.5 to 20 lb range - it’s the only weight at which I see results.
So I’ve been tinkering with different rubber compounds, mixing and matching durometer (softness), tensile strength, memory, etc in an effort to come up with a better wrapping material. I think I hit upon the right compound mix that provides comfort, holding strength, good memory (will return to original shape yet deflect to pressure), and softness. I can make small batches but repeatability of formula is poor due to the limited facilities I have to make this stuff. I have some connections and can have a rubber manufacturer make this for me, but I’ll need to place an order for at least 100 sq ft of this material.
Would anyone be interested in this material? I can’t guarantee it will work for you as it does for me, but it’s the best stuff I’ve found so far. I’m hanging with this wrap as I write this: 17.5 lbs w/BIB hanger at 45 minutes with no cold/purple head. Estimate of cost would be about $36.00 per 12” x 12” x 1/8” square, but I may have it precut to 4” x 12” strips. It’s somewhat expensive, so I won’t be surprised if there’s limited interest.
THUNDER: If I shouldn’t be “soliciting” in the forum, please forgive me and delete or move this post.