Setting Blocks/Separator Pads are made of recycled rubber.

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Available in either EPDM or neoprene commercial-grade rubber, eco-friendly Separator Pads and Setting Blocks are made from blend of finely-ground tire rubber and plastics. They are certified as stain-resistant, offer low specific gravity and weather resistance, and can be recycled. Self-sticking protective pads and blocks target window, door, shipping, and construction industries. Products are also offered in adhesive-backed versions coated with acrylic PSA that is non-marring.

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Pres-On Goes Green with Recycled Rubber Setting Blocks and Separator Pads

Eco-friendly line of EPDM and Neoprene products certified as stain-resistant

ADDISON, IL, June 2, 2009 -- Recycled rubber today is found in thousands of products, from landscaping mulch to golf tee holders. Pres-On is bringing this concern for the environment to the protective separator pads and setting blocks it manufacturers for the window, door, shipping and construction industries.

Made from a blend of finely-ground tire rubber and plastics, Pres-On's new eco-friendly pads and blocks are available in either EPDM or neoprene commercial-grade rubber. While some recycled rubber products may leave behind unsightly stains on metal or glass, Pres-On blocks and pads are certified to the most stringent stain-resistant testing requirements. Superior impact strength, low specific gravity and weather resistance are other advantages of the recycled rubber. In addition, the pads and blocks can be recycled again and again.

Setting Blocks
Pres-On setting blocks are installed inside a window sash, between the sash and insulated glass unit, to provide protection to the IG from the impact of sash opening/closing. They give needed stress relief when vinyl windows expand or contract because of varying temperatures. In addition, they will stop glass from cracking, while maintaining the integrity of the glazing bead.

Separator Pads
When the job calls for the safe handling of fragile glass, windows, doors, and mirrors, Pres-On separator pads offer protection to employees and products. Set between the pieces, the pads adsorb vibration, maintain position and prevent breakage.

Pres-On recycled rubber pads and setting blocks are self-sticking. Customers can also order adhesive-backed versions coated with an acrylic PSA that is non-marring.

Founded in 1949, Pres-On is a leading manufacturer of adhesive coating, coated foam tape, mounting substrates, gaskets and cap liners serving customers worldwide in the industrial and consumer markets. Pres-On is based in Addison, Illinois.

For more information, call 800.690.8025 or email Pres-On at Visit the new site at

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