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Component Foams Specifically Engineered for Automakers

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Guest Author: Isabell Wright, Armacell LLC. For most major car makers, all parts must be made from materials that are on their approved source list. It’s a competitive business and only the best suppliers with a proven track record of quality, new technology, on-time delivery and service will make the cut. Once a material has […]

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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 […]


Running an Effective Meeting

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Do you want your credibility to skyrocket? Learn how to run great meetings! I was recently attending a social gathering and a gentleman that served on a committee where I was the chair over 10 plus years ago came up to me and introduced me to his wife as the guy who ran the best […]


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™ […]

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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 […]

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Felt die cut pads

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 […]

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Making a Decision

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Over my career, I have had the opportunity to experience many decisions being made, a nice way to say I’m getting old. I have seen good ones and bad ones and I have made good ones and bad ones. Ultimately, over 90% of the value any person is to any organization is directly related to […]

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 […]

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