Rubber bands are a tool that can be found in any home or workplace. An inexpensive and versatile aid for organising, sealing, and gripping, elastic bands are particularly useful for florists, DIYers, and craft enthusiasts.
Elastic Bands For All Your Flower Arrangement Needs
Elastic bands are a simple and effective tool used by both florists and flower growers to bind bunches of flowers and foliage without causing trauma to stems. Whether they are for retail arranging or wholesale purposes, at Koch & Co, we have an elastic band for every flower, from tough proteas to delicate ranunculus. Shop our quality rubber bands today.
Small Rubber Bands To Large Elastic Bands For All Your Organisational, DIY & Craft Activities
Whether you’re using elastic bands to seal open food packets in your pantry, organise unused extension power cords, dye easter eggs, or make tie-dye t-shirts, at Koch & Co, we have a range of rubber band sizes to suit your specific needs and projects. From thick rubber bands, small rubber bands, large elastic bands to eco-friendly elastic bands, we have the right rubber bands you need for the job.
Australia-Wide Shipping For High Quality Rubber Bands
At Koch & Co, we are elastic band suppliers who stock a range of bulk rubber bands. Our collection of strong rubber bands is available in a range of sizes and weights. If you need to buy rubber band products of premium quality, we offer Australia-wide shipping direct to your door.
- How to tie elastic bands together?
Tying a bouquet of flowers can seem tricky, especially if stems are long or soft and prone to crushing. The standard way of tying an elastic band is with a traditional crossover loop, which is a very popular way to bind a bunch of flowers. As a tip, this method is easier to achieve once stems have been trimmed to a uniform length.
An alternative way to secure a bouquet with elastic is to choose a strong, outward-facing stem in your bouquet, and slide the elastic band up and onto that stem alone. Pull the elastic, which is anchored to this stem, and wrap it around the bouquet till it meets back at the same stem. Slide the end of the elastic you’ve been pulling on up and onto the same stem. Depending on the bouquet, you may need to wrap the elastic around more than once before sliding the end of the elastic back onto the selected stem.
- How to make a wrist corsage with elastic bands?
Corsage wristlets are wrist corsages made with elastic band bracelets. Popular at weddings and high school formals, corsage wristlets are a user-friendly corsage solution. There are many different methods for attaching a corsage to an elastic wristlet. Some wristlets come with an attachment pad and ribbons. Corsage flowers can be tied onto the plastic pad with the provided ribbons, or glued directly onto the pad using cold glue. Similarly, some wristlets come with an aluminium binding pad, which is designed to have bendable aluminium tabs to secure your corsage flowers with.
Many elastic band wristlets come with no pad at all. Two popular methods for attaching corsage flowers to this type of wristlet are with glue and/or with florist wire. To attach corsage flowers with wire, thread a piece of wire through the underside of a row of beads or diamantes on your wristlet. Fish this wire through your floral corsage. Similar to tying a bread tie, cross both ends of wire and twist to secure. Take care that sharp wire ends are tucked into the underside of the flowers, and won’t injure the user. Cut away excess wire. Repeat where necessary to secure flowers.
- Are elastic bands recyclable?
Unfortunately, when it comes to disposing of elastic bands, they cannot be placed in the recycling bin, nor do recycling centres accept them for processing. When disposing of elastic bands, they should go in general waste. Fortunately, before you need to bin them, elastic bands can be re-used a number of times with any number of applications.
- Are elastic bands biodegradable?
Koch & Co are proud to stock a range of biodegradable rubber bands that will eventually degrade under the right circumstances. For more information, contact your local council or waste management centre about how to dispose of the product properly. Other traditional types of elastic bands can technically decompose, but this is estimated to take up to 50 years.
- Do rubber bands lose elasticity?
Rubber bands will ultimately always lose their elasticity, whether they get used or not. This is because the polymers and plasticisers used to make them inevitably begin to oxidise when exposed to heat, light, and in particular, ozone. To prolong the lifespan of your rubber bands, store them in an airtight container away from heat and light.
- Where can I buy elastic bands?
At Koch & Co, we have an extensive range of elastic bands in a range of widths, materials, and colours. Selected especially for use in floristry and crafting, our elastic band stock is cost effective. They are selected to perform well in water, not cause staining, not cut into softer stems, and caters to the wide variety of stems that need binding, from soft calla lily stems to woody branches.