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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. 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 […]

  2. 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™ […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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.            

  8. To Fuji or not to Fuji Test your Gaskets, That is the Question

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    Many variables can affect gasket sealing such as internal pressure, temperature, gasket design, and flange load.  Sometimes it is necessary to dig a little deeper into the actual sealing picture when a difficult or critical sealing situation is encountered.  In this article, we will explore a process we call “Fuji Testing”. How Fuji Testing Works […]

  9. Material of the Month: Felt

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    CGR Products stocks a large variety of materials for a wide range of applications. Flexible rubber sheeting, adhesive solutions, and fiber materials are just a few of our specialty options. Our Material of the Month series spotlights some of our favorite materials and their unique applications. This month, we’re discussing Felt. What is Felt? Felt […]

  10. UL Materials | Closed Cell Sponge Rubber

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    Many users of sponge rubber products for sealing are unaware that UL guidelines dictate that when adhesive is applied to sponge rubber the chemistry has been changed. Essentially, this creates a new product which must pass specific tests to be added to a list of approved UL materials. To help solve this issue, CGR Products […]