Not sure where to put this. :?
Rubberized plastic products are popping up all over the South African market these days. The thing is, I am not entirely convinced that any form of rubber is involved in the manufacturing process. It seems to me that all they did was utilize a method of applying a layer of plastic to the original, or manufactured the whole thing out of this plastic, where the microscopic structure of the surface bumps are similar to that of rubber along with the type of plastic used maybe having similar friction characteristics than rubber. I am guessing that this approach would add some perceived durability and value to a relatively mundane product without actually adding too much to the manufacturing costs. If this were the case, I'd have to say bravo to who ever developed the original technique!
Any of you guys have any information on this?