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Case Studies Prove the Importance of Precision Converting

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Introducing Real Examples of Customers’ Precision Cutting Solutions The right material and the exact cut make all the difference. For tight-tolerance components like gaskets, pumps and seals, there is no room for error — and no detail is too minor. For example, one of our customers, a large boat manufacturer, had overlooked the importance of the […]


Ultimate Chemical Compatibility Guide

Chemical Resistance 101: Ensure Your Component Can Resist the Chemicals It’s Exposed to

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Prevent degradation to your application with a Chemical Compatibility Guide Each and every elastomer material — and family of materials — comes with specific capabilities. Elastomers demonstrate resistance to harmful chemicals and fluids, but they vary greatly in performance depending upon the material in question. It’s crucial to the success of a project to prevent […]

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Tips for Selecting the Right Polymer Material for Your Application

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Selecting the proper polymer material for your application is a critical aspect of the product design process. Ensuring that gaskets form a proper seal means that your product will perform properly in your customer’s application and not cost their business money through downtime and malfunctions. Determining the operating temperatures of your applications allows you to […]

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CGR Website Redesign

The New CGR Website: Featuring Improved User Interface and Fresh Resources

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For over 50 years, CGR has delivered custom gaskets and seals with top-of-the-line efficiency, combining skilled personnel, capabilities, financial strength and industry expertise. Now, we’re proud to introduce our newest development: a brand new online home at cgrproducts.com. Whether you’re an engineer, designer or procurement manager, we know that accessing the information you need, when […]

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IBM’s “Indestructible” Thermosetting Polymer: Polyhexahydrotriazine (PHA)

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Jeannette “Jamie” Garcia is the researcher credited with discovering a virtually indestructible, recyclable, Nitrogen-based polymer known as “polyhexahydrotriazine” (PHT); though behind its existence, lies an accident. As the by-product of ambitious experimentation, PHT made its appearance when a reagent was left out of a beaker that held the ingredients for observing a random polymeric reaction. […]

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How the Harsh Winter Affected HVAC Techs

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The winter’s frigidly cold temperatures have made the jobs of HVAC techs more difficult, as well as exceedingly important. For people whose heating units broke down in February in Cleveland, when record lows were recording, the heating, ventilation and air conditioner man or woman was a welcomed sight. Heating repair technicians, however, had their share […]

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Electric Buses

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For many years, public transportation has been looked at as being a great way to cut down on emissions. Simply having folks ride together on a route has certainly diminished the amounts of pollutants being put out – one bus puts out much less than dozens of cars. As public transportation has moved along, governments […]

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CGR is UL Listed

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UL is the acronym for Underwriters Laboratory, a non-profit company that tests safety standards and issues certificates of compliance. Consumers are often familiar with tags on appliances that have the UL listing on electrical cords denoting the safety of the unit. When a company meets all of the standards as set forth by UL, they […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Companies like CGR Expand at a Sustainable Rate

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As demand from overseas markets has cooled while domestic markets have remained steady, U.S. factories have begun to expand at a sustainable rate. Although there has been slowed order growth due to falling energy prices, many production facilities are likely to produce at the same or higher levels. This is due in part to increased […]

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If it’s Soft and Pliable, CGR has Got it Covered

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Getting the proper lamination for your products can mean the difference between a good, sturdy product that is protected or one that doesn’t measure up. When you need the right lamination for your item, CGR offers the right products to fit your needs. With lamination available for products that range in size from 0.062” to […]

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