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Mike Burris is in Product Development at CGR Products. A member of the CGR team for over 19 years, Mike also holds a 3M certification from its Master Estimator program and a degree in Business Administration.


  1. Gap Fillers for Acoustical and Ingress Protection

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    Elastomeric gap fillers come in many shapes and sizes,  from open cell foam used for acoustical management, to closed cell sponge used for sealing outside elements. In this article, we will discuss three types of gap fillers that CGR Products manufactures on a daily basis. Open Cell Polyurethane Open cell polyurethane is a great low […]

  2. Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH): What You Need to Know

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    Guest Author: Technicon Acoustics Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) is a concern for many companies.  One of our long time suppliers Technicon Acoustics has provided the below resource and also has a full version pdf available to download here. The extraneous sound and vibration are more than just an annoyance for people who work around […]

  3. Speaker Gaskets for OEM Manufacturers

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    CGR Products works with many manufacturers die cutting speaker gaskets.  Our gaskets are used in several markets including, marine speakers, automotive speakers, home speakers, and more.  Our die cutting capabilities allow us to cut virtually any size and pattern for large volume applications.  This article will describe a variety or materials and cutting methods used […]

  4. Hot Roll Lamination

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    At CGR Products, we laminate many different materials on a daily basis.  We laminate materials up to 84″ wide and as thin as .062″.  Materials range from closed cell foam to heavy fabrics.  This article explores our hot roll lamination service. Hot Roll Lamination Hot Roll lamination applies an adhesive between two other substrates in web […]

  5. Heat Sealed 3M™ Thinsulate™

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    CGR Products has been supplying various types of 3M™ Thinsulate™ materials to the automotive market for more than 10 years.  The 3M™ Thinsulate™ NVH material (noise, vibration, and harshness) is used in a variety of applications across many different industries and provides a wide variety of sound absorption and dampening properties. The Advantages of 3M™ […]

  6. CGR Products is Helping To Fight COVID-19

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    Just a few months ago, we would have never imagined we would be fighting the pandemic that we’re now facing.  CGR Products is currently classified as an “essential business”.  We die cut critical engineered parts that go to other essential businesses.  The amount of inquires we’ve received has been both overwhelming and a blessing, including […]

  7. Large Format Die Cutting

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    CGR Products has actively been die cutting high volume parts for more than 40 years. To accommodate either very large die cut parts, or supplying parts in a prolific fashion, we use a process called “Large Format Die Cutting” Equipment CGR Products utilizes two Bruno die-cutting presses. Bruno presses are made in the USA and […]

  8. Making Things A Little Easier – Using Pull Tabs and Split Liners

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    Sometimes removing the liner from a die cut part can be difficult and when it comes to high volume applications, saving time can add up to dollars in the bank.  One way of achieving a simple time saver is adding a pull tab or split liner to the die cut part used during assembly.  In […]

  9. Benefits of Using a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) System

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    Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) can be an effective strategy for companies looking for cost savings and a more stable supply chain.  In this post, we will outline the benefits of VMI as well as the services that CGR Products provides with these programs. What is VMI?   VMI is a program where the supplier manages […]

  10. CGR Products News Release

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    CGR Products News Release: Growth Leads to a 30,000 sq ft Expansion and New High Volume Manufacturing Machinery   Click Here to read the full news release.