Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products

Conductive Silicone Rubber Gaskets feature fabric reinforcement.

May 11, 2016

Available in .020 and .032 in. thicknesses, SNE-556-R and SNE-540-R are nickel-graphite filled silicone rubber with fabric reinforcement that exhibit durability and dimensional stability. Both materials can be die cut or water jet cut into EMI shielding gaskets with narrow cross sections. While SNE-556-R consists of 65 durometer, conductive silicone used for EMI and environmental sealing, softer SNE-540-R is made in 40 durometer for enhanced conformability. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Material Highlight: Closed Cell Sponge Rubber

March 11, 2016

Closed cell sponge rubber. Enticing subject, isn’t it?  I can assure you it is a lot more interesting than it sounds. SRP does a ton of work with closed cell sponge because it is a highly convertible material that is incredibly easy to work with.  So, we thought we would share a few facts and specifications to help aid some folks when it comes to choosing the right materials.  This could be... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Elastomer Technologies, Inc. (ETI) Announces Business Expantion with Strategic Equipment Purchases

February 15, 2016

Growth Provides for New Equipment Investment  Corona, California – Elastomer Technologies, Inc. (, a leader in molding of rubber and silicone products and precision die cutting for the healthcare, aerospace, and recreation industries is pleased to announce business growth and the addition of new liquid silicone injection... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Material Highlight: 3M 442F

February 12, 2016

This month's material highlight features 3M's 442F double-coated adhesive tapes. The 442F features a thin polyester film carrier that provides dimensional stability and improved handling with ease of die-cutting and laminating. 442F comes standard with 3M Adhesive 830. The 830 is a firm rubber adhesive system that provides a combination of good adhesion, good temperature performance,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Jefferson Rubber Achieves WRAS Material Approval for Butyl Rubber

February 11, 2016

Worcester, MA - Jefferson Rubber Works Inc., a custom manufacturer of rubber molded products, has recently received material approval from the Water Regulations Authority Scheme (WRAS).  The approved rubber material is suitable for contact with wholesome water for domestic purposes having met the requirements of BS6920-1:2000 and/or 2014 'Suitability of non-metallic products for use in... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

EPDM Material meets European food contact regulations.

November 25, 2015

Specifically formulated to meet demanding food contact requirements of European Commission framework regulation EC1935/2004, Qmonix 558EC exhibits optimized performance in both hot and cold process applications. Product is chemical-resistant as well as ozone-and UV-resistant for sanitation processes. With standard durometer of 70, material is suited for equipment used in beverage dispensing, frozen dairy products, liquid filling and packaging. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Viton® Compounds resist rapid gas decompression.

September 16, 2015

With 90 and 95 durometer hardness, respectively, Viton® Compounds 60895 and 8990 are qualified to ISO 23936-2 standard for resistance to Rapid Gas Decompression experienced in Oil and Gas industry. Both materials received best possible rating of 0000. In addition, Compound 8990 performed to 29,500 psi at .0049 gap and 24,000 psi at .0089 gap, making it an optimal sealing elastomer for this environment. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Silicone Pressurized Tubes let users control bead width.

July 1, 2015

Designed for sealing, bonding, protecting, and waterproofing, RTV Silicone Pressurized Tubes with Select-A-Bead™ Nozzle have double piston pressurized package that allows for smooth, uniform dispensing and self-sealing plug that keeps silicone fresh. Product cures at room temperature so no special curing method is required. Available in 5 colors, chemically stable formulation shows little change in physical properties after exposure to rain, snow, temperature extremes, and weathering. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

MD&M East: RAUMEDIC, the Single Source Provider for Polymer Tubing, Molding and Assembly

May 27, 2015

Leesburg, NC — RAUMEDIC is a development partner and system supplier for polymer products for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. At MDM East in New York, the company presents the newest innovations from the world of polymers. Thermoplastic PTFE Moldflon tubing, unique silicone molding parts and innovative catheter systems will be the highlights at booth 1245. As a special... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rapid Prototyping Silicone enhances moldmaking process.

May 21, 2015

Formulated with low viscosity to optimize filling and degassing, BLUESIL™ RTV 3044 has 1:1 mix ratio and built-in inhibition resistance and promotes mechanical performance and mold life. Platinum-catalyzed elastomer cures at room temperature, exhibits high degree of transparency, and allows for mistake-free part reproduction and accelerated, efficient process. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

EPDM Rubber Compound is 45% bio-renewable.

April 27, 2015

Made from polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock, EPDM Rubber Compound is capable of withstanding temperatures up to 150°C and has optimized compressive stress force retention. Sugarcane base allows material to be 45% bio-renewable, which ultimately reduces manufacturing carbon footprint. Applications include seals for coolants, steam, synthetic hydraulic fluids, brake fluids, and aerospace hydraulic fluids. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Low Stress, Optically Clear, One Part Silicone Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

March 17, 2015

Passing ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing, Master Bond MasterSil 920-LO is a high performance, room temperature vulcanizing silicone for sealing, coating and small encapsulations. This single component system has a moderate, flowable viscosity and a solid electrical profile, which makes it well suited for conformal coating applications in the electronic and optical industries. Featuring... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

PDMS Sheets and Membranes suit lab and medical applications.

March 17, 2015

Produced using platinum cure catalyst system, Polydimethylsiloxane is available as sheets or die-cut membranes. Odor-free compound is FDA CFR 177.2600 and USP Class VI compliant. Silicone membranes are supplied as sheets or continuous rolls with thin release layer. Standard thicknesses range from .005–.040 in. with tolerance of ±.002 in. For applications other than gas separation, platinum cure silicone rolls range in thickness from .005–.188 in. and can be slit to custom widths from 3–15 in. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Materials & Material Processing

Metal and X-Ray Detectable Rubber Materials Now Available!

February 23, 2015

Precision Associates has developed two Metal and X-Ray detectable materials for the food processing industry.  Silicone 19770 and NBR 7770 are both 70 durometer materials, blue in color.  Both compounds were tested buy an independent laboratory and found to have magnetic properties that exceed the industry standards.  These materials are FDA Compliant.  Additional compounds will be available... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Safety & Security Equipment

Trim-Lok, Inc. Announces Flammability, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) Capabilities

February 12, 2015

Buena Park, CA — Trim-Lok Inc. announces the release of a Flammability, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) Certified Dense Rubber Material to expand their already extensive extrusion capabilities.  This addition helps Trim-Lok serve their customers that have Smoke and Flame requirements typically required in mass transit and aviation applications.  Trim-Lok's new FST Rated Materials are... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Viprene® TPV Optimized with Specific Grip and Softness for Guitar Knobs

January 19, 2015

Romulus, MI – Knobeez was looking for a rubber alternative with a soft, easy grip for guitar and bass knobs. “We needed a super “grippy” moldable material”, says Tom Washburn of Knobeez. Manufactured near APS Elastomers’ headquarters in Metro Detroit, Knobeez contacted Stephane Morin to find the optimal material to produce the guitar knobs that would provide the proper feel and fit... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Non-Industrial Products

Fitz Chem and Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Announce Distribution in Central US for Shin-Etsu Personal Care Products

November 13, 2014

Fitz Chem and Shin-Etsu Silicones of America are excited to announce a distribution agreement for the Shin-Etsu silicone product line for personal care in the Central US.  Fitz Chem was appointed a Shin-Etsu Silicones of America distributor for personal care due to excellent sales and customer support, combined with years of personal care application expertise.  Shin-Etsu produces... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Dow Corning Spotlights Silicone Solutions for LED Lighting Design, Assembly and Protection at Two Key European Lighting Exhibitions

October 16, 2014

Company sees accelerating demand for next-generation silicones to support application development and expanding production among global customers. Seneffe, Belgium – As the adoption and production of LED illumination rapidly accelerates, lighting manufacturers worldwide are seeking new and innovative materials to push LED design boundaries, improve product reliability and help optimize... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products

Silicone Gasket Materials come in tubes that aid application.

September 10, 2014

Ultra Grey® Rigid High-Torque, Ultra Black® Maximum Oil Resistance, Ultra Copper® Maximum Temperature, and Ultra Blue® Multipurpose RTV Silicone Gasket Maker products come in tubes that facilitate even and consistent application while also helping to extend product shelf life. Designed to hang directly from peg, tubes also eliminate need for blister card and thereby minimize space requirements within planogram. Screw-on cap also allows upright storage on shelf.<br /> Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Silicone Sponge Sheeting meets ASTM D 1056 specification.

August 14, 2014

Offered in variety of densities, pigment matched colors, and thicknesses up to 2.000 in., BELLOFOAM&trade; is produced in bun form, which provides core from which sheets are skived horizontally. Closed cell design meets ASTM D 1056 specification for prevention of water absorption. Flame retardant version offers UL Certification to UL 94 V, 0. Available in 36 in.² sheets, product supports industrial, manufacturing, gasketing, insulation, sealing, and padding requirements. Read More