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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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March
09

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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