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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. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.            

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Learn About CGR Products Laminating Services

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    At CGR Products, we laminate many different materials on a daily basis.  We can laminate materials up to 84″ wide and as thin as .062″.  Materials can range from closed cell foam to heavy fabrics.  In this series, we will look at some common ways CGR Products offers laminating services. Heat Platen Laminating This type […]

  8. Material of the Month: Rogers Corporation PORON

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    Here at CGR, we stock a wide variety of specialty materials, from unique adhesive solutions and flexible rubbers to custom-engineered fibers. During our Material of the Month blog series, we’ve been showcasing some of our favorite, most popular materials, outlining their unique features and exploring common applications. This month, we’re highlighting our extremely versatile Rogers Corporation […]

  9. Three Capabilities You Might Not Have Known About CGR Products

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    Here at CGR Products, we use a variety of cutting and fabricating capabilities on a daily basis.  However, we do some fabricating that might seem “out of the norm” from our core manufacturing.  In this article we will highlight three things you might not have known about CGR Products capabilities. Metal Fabrication Capabilities All three […]

  10. Material of the Month: Closed Cell Sponge Rubber

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    Here at CGR, we stock a wide variety of specialty materials, from unique adhesive solutions and flexible rubbers to custom-engineered fibers. During our Material of the Month blog series, we’ve been showcasing some of our favorite, most popular materials, outlining their unique features and exploring common applications. This month, we’re highlighting our extremely versatile closed […]