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History of
Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

Long Branch, NJ USA
 

The History of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.

Company Brochure [PDF]

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.

 


 

 

54th Anniversary of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

 

 

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

Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

INT’L PHONE: (732) 229-3444
TOLL FREE: (888) 362-6888
EMAIL: SALES@MONMOUTHRUBBER.COM

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

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.

CONTACT US

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Email: sales@monmouthrubber.com


 

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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JO ANN BUONOMO

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JOHN BONFORTE, SR.

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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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MONMOUTH RUBBER & PLASTICS CORP

75 LONG BRANCH AVENUE LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740 U.S.A

INT’L PHONE: (732) 229-3444
TOLL FREE: (888) 362-6888
FAX: (732) 229-0711

EMAIL: SALES@MONMOUTHRUBBER.COM