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Using a plastic extrusion to enhance EPDM rubber seals

By bonding a plastic extrusion to an EPDM profile, seal installation processes can be significantly improved.

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March
02

FAQ: What is the temperature range for silicone?

Silicone seals and gaskets typically have a high temperature limit of 400°F to 450°F and a low temperature limit of -65°F to -100°F.

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March
02

A solution for extruded seal installation

An industry-leading appliance customer needed a center marking placed on each extruded seal for the purpose of precise installation. 

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February
09

The benefits of a new custom rubber mixing line

Lauren Manufacturing’s sister company, LMI Custom Mixing, LLC, has added a third mixing line to its operations that will help both companies meet long-term customer demands.

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February
08

Understanding seal and gasket material temperature ranges

What temperatures will various seal and gasket materials withstand?  The answer is not always clear cut.  

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January
24

Designing a complex curtain wall gasket

Gaskets for curtain wall systems often must meet high standards both for performance and architectural design. 

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January
23

Extruded plastic base improves silicone gasket installation

To help a customer minimize the use of adhesives during product assembly, Lauren provided an alternative method for attaching a silicone gasket. 

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January
20

Vulcanized corners for reliable gasket frames

Vulcanized or transfer molded corners provide a superior solution to butt joints in critical sealing applications. 

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January
05

FEA technology for custom gasket design

The use of the latest in finite element analysis software allows Lauren to optimize seal and gasket designs quickly, resulting in shorter product development cycles.  

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October
24

Gasket and seal coatings resist abrasion, improve part installation

Coatings can be used to improve seal and gasket assembly, enhance aesthetics and reduce noise, wear and abrasion.

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