What is Silicone?

What is silicone? Silicone is a product manufactured from silicon, an element found in sand. It has both rubber- and plastic-like properties and can be shaped or formed, softened or hardened into basically anything. Silicone has many benefits including tolerance to low and high temperatures, thermal stability, excellent insulation properties and resistance to water. It …

High-Quality Extrusions for Various Industries

NWRE manufactures custom rubber, silicone, and plastic extruded profiles and moldings across a broad range of industries, including: Aerospace Automotive and Trucking Construction Medical Marine Railroad We utilize standard and high-performance elastomeric materials in a variety of durometers and will help you find the right compound for your application. Our team also provides several value-added …

Advantages of Custom Rubber Moldings

Rubber moldings transform into tangible products by transferring, compressing, or injecting raw rubber material into a metal mold cavity. Rubber moldings provide high durability and elasticity and are in common products such as rubber seals, mounts, pads, suction cups, and more. Additionally, synthetic or natural rubber moldings have many useful attributes such as complex configurations …

Investigating Post-Consumer Materials

According to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, America needs to rethink the way it generates plastics in order to substantially reduce its contribution to plastic waste in the ocean. One strategy to do so is the use of post-consumer materials in manufacturing. There are two types of recyclable materials: pre-consumer and post-consumer. …

Supply Chain Shortages: Ongoing

Supply chain shortages for raw materials during the pandemic are ongoing, especially with a lot of products coming from overseas. As a manufacturing company that creates and delivers products in the USA, we have been lucky to still have a 97% delivery rate on our projects. This is not the case for everyone. For example, …

How To Utilize Kraton

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If you are interested in or working with medical devices, food and beverage, and the footwear industry, we have more information about utilizing the elastomeric material Kraton.  Kraton is a thermoplastic elastomer that has the qualities of both plastic and rubber. It is known for its elasticity, processability as a melt at elevated temperatures, and …

What is Rubber?

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?

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, …

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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 …