Tagged with 'Materials'

Masking Tips - How to Achieve Your Cleanest Masking Lines Yet

Achieving crisp, clean masking lines is not always an easy task. It takes knowledge, skill, and the best tools to get the results you're looking for. In this post, we're going to take you through both masking tape tips & tricks as well as rubber molded designs to improve your results and help prevent common coating flaws.

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Synthetic Rubber: How It's Made and Fun Facts

Basics of synthetic rubber

Synthetic rubber, invented in 1909, is any man-made/artificial elastomer created by linking polymer molecules. In this post, we're going to take you through how their made, the history of the material, types of syntethic rubbers, and a few other facts you may not have known

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Natural Rubber: Material Basics, History, and Fun Facts

Basics of natural rubber

In this post, we take you through what natural rubber is, where it comes from, how it's made, and some interesting facts you may or may not know!

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High Temp Masking Material Alternatives to Silicone

silicone alternatives

Due to the fear of silicone volatiles, some facilities will not even remotely consider using the material. In the automotive industry specifically, silicone is sometimes not even allowed into the paint production environments.  So, what this means is they need alternative solutions. Luckily, we've received these requests many times before so in this post we will take you through the majority of the options you'll typically have.

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Automotive Materials | Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)

Automotive thermoplastics - TPV

In this post, we are going to take you through a specific thermoplastic material, commonly referred to as TPV (or thermoplastic vulcanizate), that has grown in popularity in the automotive sector and evolved over the years since its introduction in 1981.

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Basics of Rubber Shore Hardness

Rubber shore durometer basics

Before diving deep into the complexities of rubber design engineering, tooling, manufacturing, and testing, it's important to get a deep understanding of the core elements that make it work. In this post, we take a deep dive into the basics of rubber shore hardness, how to measure it, and some of the standard applications you'll find in the real world.

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HNBR Rubber Solutions

HNBR Development - Hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) is a unique elastomer that is known for its physical strength and retention of properties after exposure to heat, oil and chemicals. HNBR was developed in the early 1980s as companies were

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EPDM Rubber Solutions

Learn about some of the basics of EPDM rubber and common usages and problems this material solves

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