Molded Dimensions is Essential Business: Open and Shipping Product.

The Coronavirus situation continues to change daily. Here are the updates from Molded Dimensions.

1) Employees: We are initiating work from home for positions where this is possible. Our manufacturing employees, and other essential staff, in Wisconsin continue to report for work and production continues as normal. In addition to regular workplace sanitizing, we continue to provide ways to social distance ourselves and reduce cross-contamination between departments and facilities.

2) Raw Material Supply: We continue to monitor our supply base to assure our raw material stock is available to provide uninterrupted supply for our customers.

3) Production Commitment: Our manufacturing employees are considered "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers." We do not plan to shut down manufacturing and shipping unless required to do so by governmental restrictions.

Best regards,
Patrick Roddy
VP Sales
(262) 284-9455
(262) 284-9455

What’s In A Rubber Formula?

September 11, 2015

13-046_066Multiple 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


Polymer Types & Characteristics: Learn The Differences. (part 1)

August 28, 2015

13-046_633NATURAL RUBBER (NR) Natural Polyisoprene
Advantages: Outstanding resilience; high tensile strength; superior resistance to tear and abrasion; excellent rebound elasticity; good flexibility at low temperatures; excellent adhesion to fabric and metals.

Limitations: Poor resistance to heat, ozone, and sunlight; very little resistance to oil, gasoline, and hydrocarbon solvents. Continue reading


MDI Chemist Explains Updates in Polyurethane Industry

July 31, 2015

Written By: Tony Lukas, Chemist Molded Dimensions Inc

screen-shot-2015-07-31-at-9-33-35-amPolyurethane suppliers and processors are continually looking to develop new materials and applications to take advantage of the unique properties of urethane.  One advantage that urethane has over rubber is much higher abrasion resistance.  This has historically been particularly true as the hardness reaches Shore 80A and above.  Although materials of softer hardness have long been available, the physical properties and abrasion resistance has not been a good as rubber in the 50A-70A range.  New developments are allowing for both polyether and polyester based materials that are great improvements over currently available urethanes and even better than natural rubber and SBR.  Typical applications for these types of materials would be in systems with heavy flow of particulate containing liquids or slurries. Continue reading


Taking A Closer Look at Abrasion Resistance

May 27, 2015

There are two types of abrasion – sliding and impingement. Sliding is the passing of an adjacent surface across the rubber surface. Impingement is wearing of the rubber exemplified by sand particles hitting the surface. Most wear in actual service occurs as a combination of both sliding and impingement.

When sliding, localized friction forces can impose high energy levels on the rubber. Abrasion and wear takes place when the rubber cannot withstand these forces.
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A PEEK AT OUR PARTS

Pentathane Applications - Wipers Wiper used to material handling in food processing equipment. This material is both FDA approvable and abrasion resistant for durability.
Pentathane Applications - Wheels Pentathane® chemically bonded directly onto precision sealed bearing molded to tight concentricity specifications.
Elastomer Applications - Hose Hose configured for limited space in marine engine application.
Elastomer Applications - Tube Oil resistant molded tube used on combustion engine.