Does the Type of Rubber Die Cut Material Matter?

Does the Type of Rubber Die Cut Material Matter?

Since 1933, Rubbermaid has been regarded by the industry as the best. Why? Primarily because each single product is crafted with the best, most suitable material. So, when you ask does the type of die cut rubber material matter, it does — it matters a lot.

In addition to affecting product quality, the type of rubber die cut material can also have a significant impact on the final price of your product. Fortunately, the experts at Frank Lowe will help you understand the ideal type of rubber die cut material based on your application and budget. We'll also help you: 

  • Explore all of possible types of rubber die cut materials and rubber elastomers,
  • Pursue each possible rubber die cut elastomer with an in depth cost/benefit analysis, and
  • Create the most ideal die cut component or gasket in a way that improves production and lowers cost.

In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about choosing the best type of die cut rubber material.

How to Choose the Best Die Cut Rubber Material?

When it comes to choosing the best die cut rubber material, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. What works excellently for one product could result in a fatal flaw in another product. As a result, the experts at Frank Lowe approach each product or application with a clean slate.

Instead of simply suggesting one blanket rubber material, we will work to understand the application and how the die cut component supports the larger product. After we gain this in depth level of understanding, we will provide you with a selection of rubber materials that will best meet your needs. In most instances, we provide our customers with a minimum of three different choices where applicable:

  • A cost-sensitive economy rubber material that will meet the minimum application requirements.
  • A slightly more expensive product with more admirable qualities with respect to the application.
  • A premium product which offers the most benefits to your application or product.

Are You Over Engineering Your Product?

We will help you choose the optimum rubber material for your product needs. We'll provide you with options, and we will make a recommendation based on our decades of experience. Our expert suggestion will be primarily centered around helping you avoid over engineering your product.

Over engineering explains when you use a rubber material that adds unnecessary costs without the additional benefits or qualities of the elastomer being used. For instance, if you're manufacturing rubber suction cups, we wouldn't suggest a more expensive rubber elastomer with abrasion and oil resistance unless your product specifically required it.

Instead, we would suggest a more cost-effective rubber material that would meet the application needs and save you money. This is one of the key reasons why partnering with Frank Lowe often results in reduced costs.

We Have the Optimum Rubber Elastomer for Your Product

Since there are no one-size-fits-all rubber elastomers, we offer a full complement of materials capable of meeting even the most demanding and specific needs. Do you need an approved rubber material for manufacturing medical equipment?

Or do you need rugged and durable industrial rubber gaskets for the fenestration market? Whatever your application needs, Frank Lowe will guide you toward the best rubber elastomer. Some of the most common types of solid rubber elastomers we die cut include:

  • Cloth inserted neoprene
  • Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM)
  • Diaphragm rubber
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    Pure gum
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    Nitrile (Buna-N)
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    Neoprene
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    Red rubber
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    Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)
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    Silicone
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    Thermoplastic (TPR)
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    FDA-approved white rubber
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    Viton

We can explain the qualities of each rubber elastomer and help you find the suitable material for your application.

Explore, Pursue & Create with Frank Lowe

How certain are you the die cut rubber gasket material you're using is the best one? Does your die cut company discuss the newer materials with you? If not, perhaps it's time to explore, pursue, and create better die cut rubber gaskets and components with Frank Lowe.

Since suppliers regularly introduce new and innovative materials all the time, it makes dollars and sense for you to partner with a custom manufacturer who'll keep you in the know. Even if you don't select a newer elastomer, having this knowledge can help inform your future product innovations.

Let's talk more about your needs and how Frank Lowe can best meet them. Give us a call at 800-777-0202 or complete our online contact form to explore, pursue, and create.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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