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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 […]


Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam: What’s the Difference?

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At CGR Products, we field a lot of questions about the differences between open and closed cell foam. To address these inquiries, we’ll be comparing the two types of foam and outlining the unique benefits and properties of each. When deciding on a material for your specific project, it’s important to understand which kind of […]


How Amorim Makes Cork Rubber

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At Amorim Cork Composites — the world’s largest producer of cork and related materials — we’re committed to sustainability in everything we do: We recycle, reuse, and reinvent entirely natural and organic materials. Understanding the versatility and value of cork in numerous applications, we’re proud to supply companies worldwide with top-quality, reliable cork products. The […]


Using 3M Thinsulate to Manufacture Lighter, Quieter Cars

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With mounting public concern over sustainability and increasingly strict fuel economy regulations, automakers worldwide are now focusing their efforts on lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. In fact, by 2025, automaker fleets in the United States and Europe will need to average more than 60 miles per gallon. To meet these new guidelines, automakers must implement  incremental […]



How to Prepare for Your Next Adhesive Materials Project

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Adhesive bonding is often required for projects in many applications and industries. With various types of bonds available to meet virtually any need, it’s important to know how to pinpoint the best option for your unique project. When discussing your application with a bonding products manufacturer, you will be presented with a series of questions […]

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CGR’s Open House: Facility Tour, New Equipment and More

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CGR Products will be hosting an open house at our Wisconsin facility — offering tours of our ISO 9001:2008-certified facility and showcasing our new high-quality equipment. We want to show you our new state-of-the-art machinery used for our custom cutting and fabrication services. Our equipment is involved in a number of manufacturing processes, including die […]

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Infographic: Solutions to Common Packaging Issues

[INFOGRAPHIC] Insider’s Tips to Packaging Issues

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An OEM’s guide to avoiding common packaging issues and eliminating unnecessary costs While generally overlooked during production, packaging solutions have a significant impact on your project’s overall costs. For OEMs requiring custom fabricated rubber, foam, and plastic products — such as gaskets, seals and  tapes — there are a number of packaging solutions to not […]

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Rotary Die Cutting vs. Flatbed Die Cutting: Which Should You Use?

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Die cutting is frequently used to fabricate unique shapes from rubber, plastic and foam materials. Before starting a die cutting project it is important to discuss all specific project requirements — including whether rotary die or flatbed die cutting is the best fit for the job. Each cutting method has its own distinct benefits based […]

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