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Using slip coatings for custom plastic extrusions

A slip coating or capstock can be used to enhance performance of plastic extrusions or to aid part installation.

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February
06

Comparing materials for custom plastic extrusions

Both engineered and standard plastic materials can be developed to meet many needs. These include operating temperatures, UV resistance, coloration or opacity, flame resistance, rigidity and more.

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January
22

A conductive plastic extrusion for an automatic door

An automotive application required a safety feature that would prevent an automatic door from closing if an object came into its path.

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November
14

Custom Extrusions: Plastic vs Rubber

While there are significant differences between plastic and rubber, these materials can share many performance properties.

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October
18

Tips for designing extruded plastic profiles

Engineers consider several factors to ensure plastic components both perform properly and are produced efficiently.

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September
20

Explore seals & gaskets in 360° product viewer

A new interactive product library featuring Lauren’s standard seals and gaskets allows users to view and manipulate products in full 360° rotation directly from their web browser.

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July
06

Testimonial: Lauren & New Hudson Facades

See how Lauren collaborated with curtain wall manufacturer New Hudson Facades to develop sealing solutions for a major high-rise project in New York City.

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April
28

A dual durometer plastic extrusion lowers costs

Lauren's custom plastic extrusion capabilities can benefit customers through a variety of applications.  

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April
28

Plastic extrusion vs aluminum

Plastic extrusions may be more cost effective than aluminum or steel components in certain applications.

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April
28

Ideas to improve seal and gasket assembly

During the design process, a number of manufacturing methods can be explored to improve the final installation of a seal or gasket. 

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