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VANGUARD PRODUCTS OPENS NEW ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE

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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

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  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 […]

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Silicone’s Properties and Advantages for Molded and Extruded Rubber

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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 […]

Protecting Advanced Law Enforcement Equipment

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Today’s law enforcement agencies make use of a variety of high-tech equipment on a day-to-day basis. In addition to the well-known equipment officers carry, they also make use of electrical devices such as body cameras, breathalyzers, communications equipment, emergency respirators, and thermal imaging cameras, among many others.   In critical law enforcement scenarios, this electrical […]

How Manufacturers Are Leading the Green Revolution

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There’s a common understanding that alternative sources of power benefit people and the world around us. Fossil fuels and coal are losing favor among consumers, who are looking for cleaner energy options that reduce the amount of air pollution and other contamination.  Drive down any road, now, and you are likely to see many homes […]

Monitoring Air Quality During Summer Months

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As summer officially begins, many people are rushing to get their air conditioners ready for the rising temperatures. But heat isn’t the only thing we have to look forward to this season – poor air quality is also a concern. While pollutants are a daily force to content with, they tend to get worse during […]