1998-02-23

Innovations in Foam-In-Place Gasketing - Transfer Molding 980726

Foam-in-place (FIP) gasketing has gained much support from industry in recent years. Manufacturers have utilized this technology to add value to their processes. Unfortunately, there are still some applications where foam-in-place gasketing is of limited use. Applications requiring a custom profile as well as applications that require installation on a non-linear surface still utilize traditional gaskets such as custom die cuts and molded extrusions. A new process called transfer molding has been developed by Norton Performance Plastics Corporation to address these foam-in-place limitations. It is now possible to realize the productivity benefits of foam-in-place gasketing while maintaining the specialty characteristics of molded extrusions and die cut materials.

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