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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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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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Which Gasket Materials Are OEMs Using in Your Industry?

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Construction applications and marine applications are both regularly exposed to extreme environments — from dust and chemicals to humidity and fluctuating temperatures. With conditions like this, specialty materials are required. CGR routinely works with OEMs whose products undergo these conditions, during which we’ll partner with industry-leading suppliers to make sure their materials and our manufacturing […]

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3 Reasons Manufacturing is Coming Back to America

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Everyone is familiar with offshoring — the process of sending manufacturing projects across seas in an effort to save costs has been in practice since the 1960s. But now a new trend is emerging called reshoring. Also known as “inshoring” or “backshoring,” reshoring manufacturing is returning previously offshored manufacturing processes back to America. The original […]

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