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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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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


New Year, New Videos! See What We’ve Been Doing at CGR

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Water jet cutting, kiss cutting, custom die work — it was all on display at our Wisconsin Open House this past October. Our team was on-hand to help guests get acquainted with some of these state of the art machines, and took the opportunity to chat about some of our most successful recent projects. See […]

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