About Us

Rubber Labels USA

Honor the heritage

Rubber Labels USA - a young company with an old soul!

Rubber Labels USA, LLC is now family owned and operated but its history goes all the way back to the early days of the rubber industry in North America.

Our Connecticut heritage starts in 1847 when the Litchfield Rubber Co. moved to Naugatuck, and the name was changed to Goodyear’s India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co., as it began to manufacture rubber gloves for telegraph linemen. This is the only company in which Charles Goodyear, inventor of the rubber vulcanization process, is known to have owned stock.

The origins of rubber labels

By 1892, there were many rubber manufacturing companies in Naugatuck, as well as elsewhere in Connecticut. Nine companies consolidated their operations in Naugatuck to become the United States Rubber Company which was one of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Its rubber labels division was created to make rubber labels for its Keds brand canvas top sneakers, tires and gloves around 1916.

The United States Rubber Company took many name changes throughout the years the most well known in 1961 when it became Uniroyal Inc. More recently in 2017, Lanxess acquired Chemtura, a Uniroyal heritage company and together with it the rubber labels operation.

Rubber Labels USA today

In 2019, Robert Vero acquired the rubber labels division from Lanxess Inc. and relocated the business to Milford, Connecticut, some 30 miles south from its original location.

 

Our manufacturing, storage and office space houses our wide range of processing and operational equipment with room to expand as we diversify and innovate.

 

“In 2019 I invested in this historic company not just because of what it is, but what it can be. My vision of the future for Rubber Labels USA is to be able to provide cutting-edge, smart and intelligent rubber label technology for the global rubber industry. We are already evolving and have several innovation projects in development that will transform the way rubber products will be able to communicate with us!”

Robert Vero, CEO

NEED HELP WITH YOUR PROJECT? Call (+1) 877-348-3795

Rubber Labels USA LLC 500 BIC Drive,
Building 2 (rear) Milford CT 06461 USA

(+1) 203-206-4161

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