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Everything you wanted to know about Rubber but were afraid to ask.

Presented by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics
Narrated by: John Bonforte Sr., GM & Technical Director

 

 

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

Informative and educational content on various subjects about rubber and plastics.

Welcome to Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

Narrated by John Bonforte Sr., GM & Technical Director

The Shelf Life of Rubber

John Bonforte, Sr.

Overview: Neoprene Explained

Overview:

The Shelf Life of Rubber

By John Bonforte Sr.

  • Welcome to Monmouth Rubbers’ Ask John Technical Support
    What would you like to Ask John about today?
  • Jenna speaks “Hi John. Customers have been asking about the shelf life of rubber. They say everything they have read is way too complicated. Can you explain it in easy to understand terms?”
  • SHELF LIFE OF RUBBER
    Can you explain it in easy to understand terms?”
  • Shelf life is a rather broad term that can mean different things to different companies and/or people.
    We keep our customer out of trouble
    with proper technical informationThat is why we have
    “ASK JOHN”
  • There are published tables that list the recommended shelf life for various polymers. These tables are only a guide for the following reasons:
  • There are published tables that list the recommended shelf life for various polymers. These tables are only a guide for the following reasons:
  • The environmental conditions under which the specific compound is stored affects shelf life.
  • Some of these conditions are: temperature, humidity, source of light if any, oxygen and ozone exposure, deformation, contact with foreign materials during storage such as liquids, semi-solid materials, metal, and non-metal materials
  • NOTE: that shelf life relates only to the functional use of the compound over a period of time when properly stored. It does not relate to how the material may or may not perform in any specific application.
  • Keeping what we just learned in mind it is important not to confuse Shelf Life with Service Life
  • Shelf Life relates to storage only. It is separate and distinct from Service Life.
  • Storage conditions as detailed previously will affect not only the Shelf Life but also the Service Life of a specific rubber formulation.
  • Shelf Life relates to storage only. It is separate and distinct from Service Life.
  • Storage conditions as detailed previously will affect not only the Shelf Life but also the Service Life of a specific rubber formulation.
  • When properly stored, that is not exposed to the negative storage variables, the Shelf Life of Monmouth’s products are minimum of at least one year.
  • The Durafoam™ DK series, specifically DK1111, DK2121, DK3131, DK4141, and DK5151 have been stored at room temperature, out of direct light, for 15+ years with no visible degradation.
    NOT A SPECIFICATION
  • Physical property testing for density, compression deflection and color change show no statistically significant change as it relates to these 15 year old retains.
  • If you need further information and clarification as it relates to Shelf Life contact us with all the test parameters required so that we can give a more specific answer to your shelf life concerns.
  • To download this information you can do so by going to our website under the heading Technical Library and then Technical Information.
  • Joy of Rubber – can also be downloaded on our website in the Technical Library under General Sales Literature
  • Have a Technical Question?“Ask John”

Neoprene Explained

John Bonforte, Sr.

Overview: Neoprene Explained

Overview:

Neoprene Explained

By John Bonforte Sr.

  • Welcome to Monmouth Rubber Technical Support Video – John Bonforte, Technical Director
  • “Neoprene Just Got Better”
  • Neoprene Is Manufactured at Monmouth Rubber In The Usa
  • We Make 100% Neoprene
  • N231 Neoprene
  • Used for High Performance Gaskets And Wet Suits
  • Neoprene Has Great Tensile Strength
  • Neoprene Was Developed By Dupont Over 90 Years Ago As A Replacement For Natural Rubber
  • Superior Resistance To Ozone, Oil And Weather
  • Neoprene Became The Rubber Material of Choice For Design Engineers
  • Monmouth Rubber Offers An Exclusive Line Of Neoprene Products
  • The Basic Characteristics Of Neoprene:
    • Resists Derogation From Sun, Ozone And Weather
    • Oil Resistance And Many Chemicals
    • Remains Useful Over Wide Temperature Range
    • Outstanding Physical Toughness
    • Exceptional Flotation
    • Superior Insulation Against Heat And Cold
    • Excellent Shock Absorption
    • High Strength-To-Weight Ratio
  • We Properly Compound The Neoprene To Turn Into High Performance Sponge Product
  • Monmouth Rubber Offers Expert Technology
  • Go to “Neoprene Explained” on Our Website www.MonmouthRubber.Com
  • It Is Just One-Click To “Neoprene Explained” and One-Click to “Ask John” Free Tech Support
  •  “The Joy Of Rubber & Plastics” Booklet – Free Download On Our “Technical Library” Page
  • Free Samples and Brochure
  • We Offer Free Technical Support with All Our Products for You And Your Customers
  • Remember… You Are Just One-Click Away From Durafoam Closed Cell Sponge Rubber & Plastic Foam
  • Thank You.

Monmouth Rubber 50th Anniversary Video

John Bonforte, Sr.

Transcript: Monmouth Rubber 50th Anniversary Video

Transcript:

Monmouth Rubber 50th Anniversary Video

By John Bonforte Sr.

“Hello to friends and customers worldwide… I would like to announce that Monmouth Rubber and Plastics is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. I started the company in 1964 at the age of 23 in my uncle’s cellar in Long Branch, New Jersey. 50 years later Monmouth has grown to be one of the top 3 manufacturers of closed cell rubber and foam in the United States. The success of the company has far exceeded any dreams I had back then.

Monmouth Rubber is a family business owned and operated and we incorporate our family values into our daily operations. This helps us to stay focused on your customer and our products and not just our financial success. Our loyal customers, quality suppliers and dedicated employees are what allow us to continue to grow. Under the current leadership of John Jr. my son, our goal remains to serve our customers by supplying the highest quality products and customer service for the next 50 years.

I want to thank each of you for helping make our success in the first 50 years and we look forward to being of service in the next 50. Stay tuned for more to come as Monmouth tries to offer to you not what we do but what we can do for you in our “Ask John” series.
Thank you.”

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

Neoprene Explained

Neoprene was the world’s first fully commercial synthetic elastomer

EVA explained

EVA Explained

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate.

ASTM D 1056 explained

ASTM D 1056 explained

Standard Specification For Flexible Cellular Materials

UL Gasket Materials explained

Underwriters Laboratories has a set of industry standards that it uses to test electronic components, including gaskets.

The Shelf Life of Rubber explained

With the above in mind, it is important not to confuse Shelf Life with Service Life.

 

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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

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT

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Jenna Stevens

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OFFICE MANGER

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PABLO ROJO

QUALITY MANAGER

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pablo@monmouthrubber.com

JOHN BONFORTE, SR.

TECH SUPPORT & GM

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Closed Cell Sponge Applications Customers Rely on Us For:

APPLIANCES

  • Air-Conditioning Seals and Gaskets
  • Baseboard Heaters
  • Dishwasher Gaskets
  • Electric Sign Gaskets (UL)
  • Humidifier Mounting Pads
  • Lighting Equipment Gaskets (UL)
  • Refrigerator Seals
  • Sander Pads
  • Sound Equipment Padding
  • Stereo Speaker Vibration Pads
  • Vacuum Cleaner Gaskets
  • Washer and Dryer Seals

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

  • Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilating Systems Gaskets and Seals
  • Antenna Gaskets
  • Carburetor Gaskets
  • Dash Panel Seals
  • Lighting Gaskets (Interior and Exterior)
  • Noise, Vibration and Harmonics Pads
  • Steering Column Seals
  • Vehicle Trunk & Door Sealers
  • Wiring Harness Gaskets

CONSTRUCTION

  • Concrete Curing Blankets
  • Concrete Expansion Joint
  • Door Seals
  • Electrical Box Seals
  • Log Home Sealing
  • Metal Building Closure Seals
  • Pipe Wrapping
  • Receptacle Seals
  • Weather Stripping Lighting Fixtures
  • Window Seals

CONTROL PANELS

  • Air, Dust, Water Seals (Fire and Security Systems)

ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURES

  • Air, Dust, Oil, and Water Seals (UL Recognized for NEMA applications)

HEATING/AIR INDUSTRY

  • Air and Dust Seals
  • Ductwork: Weather strip and Air and Dust
  • Gaskets and Weather Strip

INDUSTRIAL and RESIDENTIAL TOOLS

  • Gaskets
  • Knee Pads
  • Packaging
  • Sanding Pads

LIGHTING INDUSTRY

  • Air, Dust and Water Seals
  • Interior and Exterior

MARINE INDUSTRY

  • Hatch Seals
  • Weather Strip

OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  • Equipment Cushioning Pads
  • Mouse Pads

SPORTS EQUIPMENT

  • Back Pack Pads
  • Boat Cushions
  • Fishing Rod Holders

OTHER CLOSED CELL SPONGE APPLICATIONS

  • Conveyor Belt Cushions
  • Die Ejection Materials
  • Rail Car Repairs
  • Oil Seals

 

 

Our 54 year history in rubber and plastics manufacturing provides vital stability in a constantly changing rubber industry.
Companies know they can rely on Monmouth Rubber & Plastics.

 


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