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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics
The History of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.
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.
Contact us now to put our rubber and plastic expertise to work for your company.
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Monmouth Rubber and Plastics
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.
Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflex are available in some of the following types of rubber.
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Durafoam, Duraflex and Airaflexare available in some of the following types of rubbers.
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John Bonforte Jr., President and John Bonforte Sr., GM & Tech Support and Jenna Stevens, Customer Service (Insert)
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Neoprene was originally used as an oil resistant replacement for natural rubber.
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