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Sep
12

Silicone Foam Products Offer Many Options

Silicone Foam Products Offer Many Options Silicone foam is one of the most versatile materials for seals and gaskets. In fact, when you use products like BISCO silicones you have a wide range of options. Let’s take a look at some of the many choices you have today, for materials. Bun Silicone Strong and durable bun silicone products can be used in many types of industrial and commercial applications. The cellular material is cast into blocks or sheets, and the blocks can be as thick as eight inches. This material can seal and cushion, and it has excellent resistance to fire and smoke. It can also be used in many outdoor applications because it’s not affected by water and exposure to ultraviolet light. Cellular BISCO cellular silicone comes in five different softness selections from firm foam all the way to ultra soft. If you are looking for something with the sealing capacity of sponge rubber, cellular silicone can handle the job, and it is lighter than standard sponge rubber products. Cellular silicone is commonly used in the transportation, communications, and electrical industries. An industrial grade product is also available. These products can be used for: * Sealing * Cushioning * Vibration protection * Insulation * Isolation Solid Silicon Products When you need applications that need to seal in high temperatures and can take a lot of pressure, solid silicone is the perfect solution. You can choose these products in many thicknesses, and for extra strength and tear resistance, you can go with fiberglass reinforced solid silicone. Specialty Silicone When you choose materials like Rogers BISCO, you can have specialty silicone designed for specific applications. For example, some products are designed to conduct electricity and others are specially made for fire blocking or sound barriers. All the products are highly resistant to fires and temperature extremes. You are sure to find the perfect product for your company’s needs. Be the first to like. Like...
Jun
28

When to Invest in Case Foam Inserts

Imagine the world of shipping that any package must go through. Numerous machines and conveyor belts, various people picking up the case and moving it from place to place, and lots of knocks along the way. When this type of atmosphere is worrisome for the items, you are shipping, investing in case foam inserts makes sense. Today’s products are highly customizable and rather affordable as well. This helps ensure that anyone with anything to ship can do so with confidence. When Is Foam Best? Case foam inserts are available in a number of styles. Some of the best quality products are those that allow for the item being shipped to fit snuggling into the foam. Some products mold around the item to provide incredible support and durability. These items will not move. Shock Absorption Is an Excellent Benefit Another key benefit to case foam inserts is that they provide ample shock absorption. Again, the type of product purchased plays a role in the outcome, but in nearly all situations, the foam will help to minimize some of the shocks on the exterior. This helps to ensure that the item being shipped isn’t going to shatter if dropped, for example. For items that are very fragile, the highest quality of foam matters. Custom foam inserts can be a very good investment in most situations. They tend to be customizable for just about any type of item being shipped. However, buyers should consider the amount of protection necessary. Some foam inserts are a bit more pricey but can offer incredible durability for the most delicate of items. With these foam inserts available, shippers can be confident that they can send just about anything, anywhere without having to worry that the outcome will be anything less than ideal. Be the first to like. Like...
Mar
17

Choosing a Custom Vendor in Specialty Industries

Choosing a Custom Vendor in Specialty Industries When you own a specialty business, everything seems to be a little more complicated. Many “off the shelf” products don’t work for your products or can’t support your needs. That’s why it’s worth the time to research vendors before you buy. Many vendors are set up to provide generalized products or services. These vendors might want your business, but might not really be in a position to meet your needs. When you need specialty products like custom EMI gaskets or tailored die cut foam tape, a “one size fits all” approach to business is likely to leave you with nothing but frustration. Here are some tips to find those vendors that can meet your specialized needs. Talk to your competitors or other companies in similar industries. You might not spend a lot of time talking to your competition, but this is one time when it might pay off. Spend a little time with potential vendors. Many situations, such as choosing custom EMI gaskets, require a special design. Discussing those needs with the vendor’s designer can give you a good feel for whether or not the company has the expertise and the product line to meet your needs. Ask to see samples. Talk with your potential vendors about providing samples of products that might work for you or that are similar to a product that might work for you. For example, if you’re looking for custom EMI gaskets, ask to see other gaskets custom made for a client. While these examples won’t work for you, they will give you an idea of the vendor’s capabilities. Once you’ve found a custom vendor, you’re sure to agree that the research time was well spent. Having a partner that can make a product exactly as you require it certainly makes the business a whole lot easier. Be the first to like. Like...

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