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History of
Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

Long Branch, NJ USA

The History of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.

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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp. is a privately held corporation with 100% of the stock owned by John Bonforte Jr. President & COO. The company was established in 1964 as Monmouth Rubber Corp. In 1995 it changed its “doing business as” name to Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.

The company was founded in 1964 by Bonforte Jr’s father, John Bonforte Sr. The final phase of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corporation’s family business succession plan was completed January 1, 2010 with John M. Bonforte Jr’s assumption of the roles of president and COO of the sponge rubber and plastic foam manufacturer.

Between 1964 and 1968, the company operated as a fabricator of cellular rubber and plastic materials initially drawing on the background of John M. Bonforte Sr. who started his business career in 1961 with Rubatex Corp., Bedford, VA. John M. Bonforte Sr. held various positions in sales, marketing, and product development at Rubatex® .

“Between 1968 and 1988, the business focus was to develop leading edge technology for cellular cross-linked materials in the areas of both plastic and rubber, and the blend technology of similar and dissimilar rubber and plastic materials. Monmouth, in turn, sold this technology to other companies.”

~ John Bonforte, Sr.

In 1968, Monmouth Rubber made the transition from a fabricator to a basic manufacturer of cellular rubber and plastic materials. Between 1968 and 1988, the business focus was to develop leading edge technology for cellular cross-linked materials in the areas of both plastic and rubber, and the blend technology of similar and dissimilar rubber and plastic materials. Monmouth, in turn, sold this technology to other companies.

In 1974, Monmouth commercialized the world’s first 100% EPDM, low density,closed cell sponge. Proprietary Durafoam technology allowed Monmouth to produce C191XLDS in densities as low as to 2.0 pounds per cubic foot. One outstanding, commercially successful application for this technology was as a sealing gasket for all Chrysler tail lamps. In 1979, Monmouth was successful in having Durafoam C191XLDS introduced at Chrysler as the only approved source under MSAY 527 A, B, & C.

Monmouth also maintained a modest presence in the commercial production and sale of cellular products. As a recognized leader, Monmouth has worked with companies like:

 

  • B.F. Goodrich, Sponge Products Div. – Shelton, CT
  • Uniroyal Chemical, Ensolite Div. – Mishawaka, IN
  • Plymouth Rubber, Plymouth, MA
  • Sentinel Products Corp. – Hyannis, MA
  • Chrysler Corp.

Durafoam C191XLDS (100% EPDM) solved a major leakage problem Chrysler had on its “K” cars.

Durafoam C191XLDS, with its attributes of softness, conformity and 100% closed cell rubber structure, allowed for foolproof sealing of Chrysler’s tail lamp gaskets. Monmouth was recognized by Dupont on its literature for this significant achievement and problem solving technology.

In 1988, Monmouth entered into an agreement with Sentinel Products Corp. for the sale of some of its assets to Sentinel. In July 1995, Monmouth’s business relationship with Sentinel Products Corp. reached a conclusion. Monmouth as an independent, family owned and operated business has decided to invest and grow its business mainly in the increased production of cellular rubber and plastic materials for gasket cutters, fabricators & resellers on a worldscale.

During the years 1996 and 1997, Monmouth invested in excess of $1,500,000.00 in cellular and solid rubber and plastic manufacturing equipment. This investment involves state-of-the-art worldscale production equipment all focused on helping Monmouth achieve its Phase 1 Goal.

Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.’s Phase 1 Goal is:
To remain the highest quality producer of cellular rubber & plastic buns in the world.

 


 

50th Anniversary - Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

Contact us now to put our rubber and plastic expertise to work for your company.

Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

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TOLL FREE: (888) 362-6888
EMAIL: [email protected]

Q&A Rubber Library

Q&A Rubber Library

The answers are meant to
be brief & informative.

 

Ask John - Free tech support

Ask John - Free tech support

Monmouth’s global technical
support service.

Rubber Physical Properties Technical Data Sheets

Physical Properties Technical Data Sheets

80% of your questions answered here.

Rubber & Foam Samples

Rubber & Foam Samples

Closed cell sponge rubber and
plastic foam materials

Neoprene explained - Resource Paper by John Bonforte, Sr., Monmouth Rubber

Neoprene
explained

EVA explained

EVA
explained

ASTM D 1056 explained

ASTM D 1056
explained

UL Gasket
Materials explained

The Shelf Life
of Rubber explained

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Our Team

Team Monmouth's commitment is to bring ongoing value to our customers. We constantly strive to improve products and services that meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Please select one of our team members below to discuss how we can help you!

JOHN BONFORTE, JR., PRESIDENT

JOHN BONFORTE, JR.

PRESIDENT

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JENNA STEVENS

 CUSTOMER SUPPORT

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JO ANN BUONOMO

OFFICE MANAGER

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PABLO ROJO

QUALITY MANAGER

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JOHN BONFORTE, SR.

TECH SUPPORT & GM

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Monmouth Rubber and Plastics

 

DURAFOAM rubber

DURAFOAM™

Closed Cell Sponge Rubber and Plastic Foam

AIRAFLEX rubber

AIRAFLEX™

Open Cell Sponge Rubber and Plastic Foam

DURAFLEX rubber

DURAFLEX™

Solid Rubber and Plastic Sheeting

BONDAFLEX rubber

BONDAFLEX™

 Recyled Composites of Rubber and Plastic

Cut It. Coat It. Form it.  It will do just about anything you want it to do.

Whether you’re looking for open cell sponge rubber, solid sheeting or closed cell plastic foam, you can count on Monmouth Rubber & Plastics to deliver the materials you want.

rubber in buns form

BUNS

 

 Closed Cell Sponge Rubber & Plastic Foam

 

rubber in sheets form

SHEETS

 

Closed Cell, Open Cell & Solid Rubber

 

rubber in rolls form

ROLLS

 

Closed Cell Sponge Rubber and Plastic

 

foam rubber in tape form

FOAM TAPE

 

Closed Cell Tape, Strip & Pressure Sensitive

 

 

Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflex are available in some of the following types of rubber.

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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics - Availability Chart - Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflex are available in some of the following types of rubbers

 

Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflexare available in some of the following types of rubbers.

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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics - Availability Chart - Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflex are available in the following types of rubbers

 Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp, 75 Long Branch Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740 U.S.A

TRUSTED & COMMITTED

The Bonforte family and Monmouth Rubber & Plastics assures our fabricators, GFR’s, gasket cutters, fabricators and resellers that we don’t compete with them, but offer tech support for them and their OEM customers.

Who We Are, What We Do, What We Will Do For You…

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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corporate Brochure

NEW!  Equivalents to any current or obsolete Rubatex, Ensolite or ANR stock Competitive Stock Number Equivalency Charts:

1. Durafoam™ Stocks Comparable to Rubatex® Stocks - View Chart

2. Durafoam™ Stocks Comparable to Ensolite® Stocks - View Chart

3. Durafoam™ Stocks Comparable to ANR Stocks - View Chart

Now Available! 100% Neoprene - Equal to RUBATEX G231N and G207N

REQUEST SAMPLES Rubber & plastic foam materials Read more>

FREE TECH SUPPORT Global support and Solutions Read more>

TRASH FOR CASH Recycling Program Read more>

"ASK JOHN" - Q&A With John Bonforte, Sr. Read more>

IN THE NEWS Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Read more>

TECHNICAL LITERATURE Articles, Releases & Data Sheets Read more>

CONVERSION TOOLS Variety of different measurements. Read more>

PRICING & SALES SUPPORT Call or write us Read more>

  1. REQUEST SAMPLES Rubber & plastic foam materialsRead more>
  2. FREE TECH SUPPORT Global support and Solutions Read more>
  3. TRASH FOR CASH Recycling Program Read more>
  4. "ASK JOHN" - Q&A With John Bonforte, Sr. Read more>
  5. IN THE NEWS Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Read more>
  6. TECHNICAL LITERATUREArticles, Releases & Data Sheets Read more>
  7. CONVERSION TOOLS Variety of different measurements.Read more>
  8. PRICING & SALES SUPPORTCall or write us Read more>

EXPLAINED

Neoprene explained, what is it?

Neoprene explained,
what is it?

Neoprene was originally used as an oil resistant replacement for natural rubber.

by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

Neoprene explained, what is it? - Web Page Version

Neoprene explained, what is it? – PDF Download Version

RESOURCE -

EVA explained,
what is it?

Broadly speaking, there are three different types of EVA copolymer.

by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

EVA explained, what is it? - Web Page Version

EVA explained, what is it? – PDF Download Version

NEW! Understanding ASTM D1056 American Society For Testing Materials D1056 (ASTM D1056) – PDF Download

ASTM D 1056
explained

American Society For Testing Materials D1056 (ASTM D1056)

by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

ASTM D 1056 explained - Web Page Version

ASTM D 1056 explained – PDF Download Version

UL Gaskets explained

UL Recognized Gasket Materials

Underwriters Laboratories - UL Gaskets are tested using the Standard for Safety of Gaskets and Seals.

by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

UL Recognized Gasket Materials - Web Page Version

UL Recognized Gasket Materials - PDF Version

The Shelf Life of Rubber

  

The Shelf Life
of Rubber

Shelf life of rubber is a simple question with a complex answer.

by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

The Shelf Life of Rubber - Web Page Version

The Shelf Life of Rubber – PDF Download Version

Monmouth Rubber Videos - Educational information for OEM’s and Fabricators on the subject of rubber and plastics composite materials.

Monmouth Rubber Videos

Educational information for OEM’s and Fabricators on the subject of rubber and plastics composite materials.

Monmouth Rubber Videos

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John Bonforte Sr.

Free support whether we make your product or not.

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Our 50 year history in rubber and plastics manufacturing provides vital stability in a constantly changing rubber industry.
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