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Material of the Month: EPDM Rubber

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Highly Resistant and Versatile: A Solution for Everyday and Specialty Applications This blog post is the third installment of a new CGR Products content series called “Material of the Month.” The series spotlights some of the unique materials that CGR works with, as well as their common applications. Material selection can make all the difference […]

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Material of the Month: Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

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Lightweight, Versatile, Durable: A High Performance Foam Solution This blog is the second in a new CGR Products content series titled “Material of the Month.” The series will spotlight some of the unique materials and their applications that CGR works with. High performance material choices can make all the difference in a project. From sheet […]

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How Are Rubber Materials’ Tolerances Calculated?

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Rubber parts are becoming more popular for manufacturing because of their ability to deliver flexibility in a wide range of temperatures and situations. Versatility is a top benefit, but only if materials are designed correctly. To prevent failures of critical parts and processes, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has developed a table of tolerances that […]

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Meet the New Knife Cutting Machine at CGR: Flashcut Flex HD

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Knife cutting is one of the fastest and most precise methods for producing parts. From prototypes to final products, no matter the shape or size of a design, knife cutting technology offers flawless production for a wide range of materials. We’re excited to feature brand new technology to the CGR Fleet from ATOM. “Cutting”-edge tooling, […]

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Material of the Month: Acrylic Foam Tapes

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VHB Tapes can replace mechanical fasteners, liquid adhesives and more This blog is the first in a new CGR Products content series titled “Material of the Month.” The series will spotlight some of the unique materials and their applications that CGR works with. Our first material on the list is acrylic foam tape. What is […]

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Cutting vs. Converting – What’s the Difference?

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Don’t Get Tangled Up in Terminology The CGR team gets a lot of requests for cutting, converting, and fabricating. Fortunately for our customers, we do it all. As far as we’re concerned, these terms refer to the same process — the process of transforming a raw material into a precision component for your part. If […]

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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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