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The Perils of Over Specifying Tolerances on Rubber Products

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Determining and specifying the manufacturing tolerances for various manufactured parts is a vitally important step in product design. The purpose is to ensure that each part will fit and work efficiently when put together as a unit. If one piece is too large, or if two pieces are too close together, it can completely throw […]

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Preparing and Inspecting Heating Systems for Winter

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As the temperatures begin to steadily drop, home and business owners’ thoughts turn to the readiness of the systems in their buildings to deal with the rigors of winter.  It is important for everything from your furnace  and hot water heater  to your snow blower to work at a moment’s notice to avoid the bitter […]

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Growing Popularity of Silicone & EPDM Compounds in Architectural Sealing

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Those of us following trends in the construction sector have been seeing a lot of positive news lately. Workers who are upgrading infrastructure can look forward to about two more months of road work, even as the busy summer season winds down. Commuters may not be pleased with the short-term disruptions caused by this effort, […]

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The Benefits of Silicone Over Other Elastomer Materials

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Elastomers are more commonly known as rubber products, and are used in a very wide range of industries. Their well-known flexibility makes these materials ideal for creating seals and other formable products that can be used in industrial settings, as well as medical settings. But with the many elastomer options out there, what makes one […]

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UL Listings Ensure Reliability of Enclosures for Electrical Equipment

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At Vanguard Products, we maintain a firm commitment to our customers in ensuring the quality and safety of our products. As such, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings through relevant certifications. Currently, we have numerous products that have received appropriate UL listings, including Ultra-Vanshield products listed under UL 50/UL 508/UL 50E […]

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Are Nanoparticles Safe to Use in Manufacturing and In End Products?

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Concerns are mounting among the general public and the scientific community about the safety of nano-materials. The overall consensus is that more research must be done to determine the safety and possible risks associated with these materials. Though most studies have been inconclusive, the fact remains that some nanoparticles can easily pass through cellular walls […]

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Exploring the Benefits of Nickel Free EMI/RFI Shielding Gaskets

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In the competitive world of EMI/RFI shielding gaskets, many companies are touting various nickel-containing gasket materials claiming that they have improved galvanic compatibility with aluminum at a lower cost. However, these material combinations including nickel and graphite alloys, and nickel and aluminum alloys suffer from poor conductive performance. And beyond that challenge, a major concern […]

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Join Vanguard Products at 2015 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal Integrity

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Next week, from March 15 – 20, 2015, Vanguard Products will be attending the 2015 IEEE Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The event, which is themed “Keeping Interference at Bay,” aims to provide the most current information about Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing and signal integrity. The event brings together […]

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New Certification to Add Value to Our Ultra Vanshield Sponge Product Line

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Vanguards Product Corporation has stood true to its name. With cutting edge innovations in the field of high-quality elastomeric goods, it has always set industry precedents in terms of usability and safety of its wide range of products. Dealing in both dense and sponge elastomeric forms, the myriad Vanguard products give new definitions to sealing, […]

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Ultra-Vanshield Gaskets: The New Standard in Shielding Success

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Virtually all high-speed connector applications, as well as the industries which rely on them, have evolved dramatically. The technology is very advanced, and therefore, so are the challenges and requirements. As a result of these changing needs, Ultra-Vanshield Dual Elastomer EMI/RFI Shielding Gaskets are quickly becoming the standard for high-speed electronic connectors. Their design and […]

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