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Spring Is Coming

The groundhog told us this weekend that Spring is just around the corner, and with that one’s thoughts turn to………SYRUP! In our area of the country, you’ll start to see buckets hanging from trees and tubing zig-zagging through the woods in hope of collecting that precious nectar from the sugar maples.  This process takes a […]

COME VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS!

We will be exhibiting in booth 3496 of the 2020 Pacific Design & Manufacturing/MDM West Show, 2/11/20 through 2/13/20 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.  Come visit us to see the latest in elastomeric technology. For a free exhibit hall pass, visit https://anaheim.im.informa.com/2020/registrations/DM?_mc=sem_x_ana_le_tsnr_pacificdm_x_goog_b&MCAID=77FB1CFE532B22840A490D45@AdobeOrg       We will be exhibiting in the USA Pavilion at the 2020 Electronica, 11/10/20 […]

VANGUARD PRODUCTS OPENS NEW ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE

Precision engineered elastomeric component and EMI/RFI shielding gasket manufacturer Vanguard Products Corporation, Danbury, CT USA, announces the opening of its new engineering support and applications development office in Shanghai, China. Vanguard (Shanghai) Electronic Material Co., Ltd 钒价德(上海)电子材料有限公司, will provide technical support and development for our extensive customer base on mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, […]

Fluorosilicone vs. Silicone for O-rings, Gaskets, Tubing and Seals

  Fluorosilicone rubber (FVMQ) is a variation of silicone featuring stability, compression set resistance to temperature extremes, and enhanced resistances to non-polar solvents, fuels, oils, acids, and alkaline chemicals. This material is common in many industrial, automotive, and aerospace applications where static sealing and cushioning is required. FVMQ contains trifluoropropyl groups, making it highly versatile […]

silicone physical properties

Silicone’s Properties and Advantages for Molded and Extruded Rubber

Silicone is a versatile synthetic rubber used in nearly all industries for applications ranging from seals and tubing to insulating paints or films. Unlike similar organic materials such as natural rubber latex, which have a carbon-to-carbon backbone, silicone’s silicon-to-oxygen backbone makes it stable, resistant to damage, and flexible enough to be processed into end-use products […]

Solar Power Systems Found to Emit Harmful EMI

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can disrupt many types of electronic devices and equipment we use to communicate. For this reason, it’s important to limit EMI as much as possible and to contain it by using EMI shielding products. EMI can come from cordless phones, fluorescent lights, television sets, electric tools, computers, cell phones, and more. Digital […]

Combating Supply And Cost Uncertainties In The “Age Of Trade Wars”

One cannot read the news lately without coming across some discussion of the back and forth currently going on with respect to punitive tariffs being imposed by one county or another on imported goods.  Whether one agrees with these policies or not, we will all have to deal with the wide-ranging tentacles that global trade […]

Aging Population Prompts Portable Medical Device Development

As the US faces a growing population of older adults and lifestyle choices catch up with us, the need for complex, portable healthcare systems becomes more apparent. Smaller respirators, ultra-portable CPAP machines, therapeutic electrical muscular stimulation, ultra-portable ultrasound machines, electronic diabetes monitoring systems, and other products are all increasing in demand. Throughout our lives, but […]

How to Protect Sensitive Equipment from Solar Flares

Natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires have been causing unimaginable destruction across the country. But there is another phenomenon that has the potential to cause immeasurable damage to modern infrastructure – coronal mass ejections and solar flares. The sun is millions of kilometres away from the earth – yet disturbances on its volatile surface […]