In the not-so-distant-past, most rubber and urethane parts manufacturers had a resident Chemist on staff. Over time, manufacturers streamlined, trimmed costs and left these chemistry functions to their raw material suppliers. Some significant trade-offs occurred as a result.
A grommet is a ring or edge strip inserted into a hole through thin material, typically a sheet of textile fabric, sheet metal or composite of carbon fiber, wood or honeycomb. Continue reading
Today, at the Movin’ On 2017 Conference, Michelin unveiled Vision, a new concept tire that gives consumers exactly what they need, when they need it. Continue reading
Multiple components make up the rubber formula or recipe. The biggest component and determining factor is the base polymer. The base polymer might be Nitrile, Neoprene, EPDM or Natural Rubber for example. This determines many of the formula’s physical properties and is also the biggest cost driver within the formula. Continue reading
GlocalSource is our unique service of providing rubber product from manufacturers around the globe, supported by Molded Dimensions, Inc.’s local, technical service and support. Companies benefit from our engineering knowledge, expertise, and program management, including design, logistics and communication. Continue reading