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What is Rubber?

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Rubber is an elastic, durable, and waterproof substance used in a variety of applications. There are two types of rubber: natural and synthetic. Natural rubber is made from a runny, milky fluid called latex. This latex is part water and part rubber particles. Latex is produced by certain plants when they are cut into. About …

Which Elastomeric Material Is Right for You?

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Our products are all custom made to our customers’ unique needs and requirements. We provide custom rubber, flexible plastic, silicone extrusion and molding services. If you are in the automotive business, you may be interested in learning more about which elastomeric materials may work best for you.  Natural rubber isoprene (NR) typically contains other materials, …

We Are Hiring!

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Rubber is all around us and can be found in a never-ending list of products. We are a family-owned company and have been producing custom manufactured, superior quality elastomeric (rubber, thermoplastic, etc.) products for over 43 years. Our products can be found on buildings in architectural seals, on semi-trucks in window seals, on cable jacketing …

Lightweight Material to Increase Fuel Mileage

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One of the various products we develop regularly is lightweight materials for the automotive industry in order to increase fuel mileage. We make sure our items have no loss in durability, reduce fuel consumption, and are less costly because they don’t weigh as much.  We provide thermoplastic weatherstripping, glazing, and structural seals in the length …

Supply Chain Shortages: Disruption from Pandemic

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Due to the global pandemic, supply chains all over the world have had to deal with disruption. Hundreds of manufacturers in the last year have been forced to shut down completely due to outbreaks and government orders to meet health and safety standards. Shutting down caused shortages in products from retail to the automotive industry …

Industries Served: Medical

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Our medical-grade extrusions and molded products include cable jacketing, dental equipment tubing, bumpers for stainless steel carts, walk-in bathtub seals, and molded parts for X-ray machines. Medical applications must follow stringent guidelines for material usage and manufacturing practices. We have the expertise and quality control required to create FDA and industry compliant products for a …

Industries Served: Aerospace

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Northwest Rubber Extruders is AS 9100 Certified for the manufacturing of aerospace and aviation seals. Our testing capabilities ensure we are able to meet Mil-spec requirements and AMS specifications. We provide rubber extrusions and molded products in various mission-critical applications for the Aerospace Industry.  Due to our designs being specially made to withstand high speeds …

Industries Served: Trucking and Automotive

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The Trucking and Automotive Industry is one of our many industries served. Trucking and Automotive rely on flexible plastic and rubber extrusions as a durable and lightweight alternative to metal. Our custom extrusions provide the flexibility to produce exact dimensions and include intricate features for function or aesthetics. Applications for our custom trucking and automotive …

Who are Northwest Rubber Extruders, Inc?

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We are a custom flexible plastic, silicone, and rubber extruder and molder in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton, Oregon to be exact. We serve the automotive, aerospace, medical and construction industries by creating high quality custom extrusions and molded products for sealing and noise or vibration dampening.  Every project we work on is custom made based …

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