Interstate Specialty Products

Shelf Life of Rubber Products
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Shelf Life of Rubber Products

Rubber products can remain in inventory for long periods of time. Shelf life, the storage period prior to part installation, varies by elastomer type. Storage conditions such as temperature, humidity, ozone, and exposure to light also affect the shelf life of rubber products. By understanding these factors and best practices, buyers can make informed decisions about sourcing elastomers and...

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What's the Right Tooling for Custom Die Cutting?
Machinery & Machining Tools

What's the Right Tooling for Custom Die Cutting?

Interstate die cuts custom gaskets and other specialized products using precision die cutting equipment and high-quality tooling. Part tolerances are a function of multiple factors, including the base material, the die cutting method, and the type of die itself. Tooling types for custom die cutting include steel rule, solid milled, matched metal, rotary, etched, and combination dies. Which type...

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IP67 Gaskets and IP68 Gaskets for Sealed Enclosures
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

IP67 Gaskets and IP68 Gaskets for Sealed Enclosures

Interstate Specialty Products die-cuts gaskets that meet IP67 and IP68 standards for sealed enclosures. Ingress Protection (IP) standards are defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and describe the degree of protection that a mechanical, electrical, or electronic enclosure provides. Interstate uses precision die-cutting to create IP67 and IP68 gaskets, and can achieve...

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Materials

Poron Foams for Compression Set Resistance

Poron foams are a family of cellular urethanes that have excellent compression set resistance. Made by Rogers Corporation, these urethane foams die cut cleanly and are a good choice for shock isolation pads,cushions, and enclosure gaskets. Poron foam materials are available in different grades and thicknesses, support the use of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and range in hardness from...

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Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Methods for Cutting Large Gaskets Save Money and Increase Material Yield

Large gaskets are used in a wide variety of applications such as outdoor lighting and electronic equipment enclosures. Because these large custom gaskets can use significant amounts of material, technical buyers need to find ways to control costs. For product designers, cost savings are important, too. Precision die cutting from Interstate Specialty Products increases material yield, saving you...

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Expanded Capabilities in Large Format Die Cutting
Machinery & Machining Tools

Expanded Capabilities in Large Format Die Cutting

Interstate Specialty Products provides large format die-cutting services for a wide array of non-metallic materials.Â-  Our expanded capabilities include high tonnage presses that are 75 wide, digital die-less cutting systems that can process extremely large formats up to 120", and digital die-less cutting systems for challenging materials such as thin-mil foams and foams over 1.5" thick....

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Die-Cut PP Materials offer flame-retardant electrical insulation.
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Die-Cut PP Materials offer flame-retardant electrical insulation.

ITW Formex materials areÂ- polypropylene grades that carry UL 94V-0 flame class rating. Used mainly as electrical insulator, Formex and Formex GK offer scoring, folding, and bending characteristics suited for 3D parts fabrication for electronics. Statex has same basic properties and provides static-dissipative ESD protection. ITW Formex, Formex GK, and Statex are extruded into stock forms...

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Die-Cut Electrically-Conductive Foam protects against EMI.
Materials

Die-Cut Electrically-Conductive Foam protects against EMI.

Designed for use in mobile Internet and other handheld devices, Rogers Corporation's Condux Plus electrically conductive foam provides protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Foam also exhibits consistent mechanical properties, and sheets will not deform during processing. Die-cutting of gaskets with clean, straight edges is available.

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Company News

Request a Meeting with Interstate Specialty Products at MD&M West 2017

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA As the largest medical design and manufacturing event in the world, there are thousands of suppliers exhibiting the latest technologies. MD&M West has successfully connected medtech buyers and suppliers for over 30 years in an interactive face-to-face environment featuring product and service demonstrations, networking, and education programs. Interstate...

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Shelf Life of Rubber Products
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Shelf Life of Rubber Products

Rubber products can remain in inventory for long periods of time. Shelf life, the storage period prior to part installation, varies by elastomer type. Storage conditions such as temperature, humidity, ozone, and exposure to light also affect the shelf life of rubber products. By understanding these factors and best practices, buyers can make informed decisions about sourcing elastomers and...

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Company News

Interstate Specialty Products Embarks on Its Lean Manufacturing Journey

Due to rapid growth and the need to build operational capacity, Interstate Specialty Products (ISP) has embarked on a Lean Manufacturing Journey to expand upon the Lean initiatives that have been taken during the past twenty years. ISP has prided itself on providing excellent customer service and product throughout its 50 years of business. With ever-changing technology and evolving customer...

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What's the Right Tooling for Custom Die Cutting?
Machinery & Machining Tools

What's the Right Tooling for Custom Die Cutting?

Interstate die cuts custom gaskets and other specialized products using precision die cutting equipment and high-quality tooling. Part tolerances are a function of multiple factors, including the base material, the die cutting method, and the type of die itself. Tooling types for custom die cutting include steel rule, solid milled, matched metal, rotary, etched, and combination dies. Which type...

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IP67 Gaskets and IP68 Gaskets for Sealed Enclosures
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

IP67 Gaskets and IP68 Gaskets for Sealed Enclosures

Interstate Specialty Products die-cuts gaskets that meet IP67 and IP68 standards for sealed enclosures. Ingress Protection (IP) standards are defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and describe the degree of protection that a mechanical, electrical, or electronic enclosure provides. Interstate uses precision die-cutting to create IP67 and IP68 gaskets, and can achieve...

Read More »
Materials

Poron Foams for Compression Set Resistance

Poron foams are a family of cellular urethanes that have excellent compression set resistance. Made by Rogers Corporation, these urethane foams die cut cleanly and are a good choice for shock isolation pads,cushions, and enclosure gaskets. Poron foam materials are available in different grades and thicknesses, support the use of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and range in hardness from...

Read More »
Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Methods for Cutting Large Gaskets Save Money and Increase Material Yield

Large gaskets are used in a wide variety of applications such as outdoor lighting and electronic equipment enclosures. Because these large custom gaskets can use significant amounts of material, technical buyers need to find ways to control costs. For product designers, cost savings are important, too. Precision die cutting from Interstate Specialty Products increases material yield, saving you...

Read More »
Expanded Capabilities in Large Format Die Cutting
Machinery & Machining Tools

Expanded Capabilities in Large Format Die Cutting

Interstate Specialty Products provides large format die-cutting services for a wide array of non-metallic materials.Â-  Our expanded capabilities include high tonnage presses that are 75 wide, digital die-less cutting systems that can process extremely large formats up to 120", and digital die-less cutting systems for challenging materials such as thin-mil foams and foams over 1.5" thick....

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