Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose Lathe Cut Gaskets for Your Next Application

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Jul 24, 2018 1:54:58 PM

Lathe cut gaskets offers distinct advantages over O-rings, gaskets, and washers manufactured using other methods such as injection molding or die cutting. Learn the top 5 reasons to choose lathe cut gaskets for your next application over other methods.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

Grand River Rubber & Plastics Helps Restore 1913 Elevator at Historic San Diego Hotel [Case Study]

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Feb 22, 2018 6:32:49 AM

Grand River Rubber & Plastics strives to provide unmatched quality and top-of-the-line service. From management to each and every employee, our goal is to exceed customers’ expectations and provide high quality products. Below, learn how we helped repair an original 1913 elevator at a historic San Diego hotel in record time.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

Grand River Rubber & Plastics Expansion Progresses

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Dec 21, 2017 4:27:05 PM

Grand River Rubber & Plastics is making progress on its  11,500 square foot manufacturing space expansion. The addition will be primarily used for Grand River's Drum & Pail production line and will be combination of manufacturing space and raw and finished goods storage. The addition will also create a second story office space that will provide future expansion. 

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Topics: drum & pail, Grand River Rubber & Plastics Expansion

Grand River Rubber & Plastics Commitment to Quality

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Dec 4, 2017 3:24:59 PM


Grand River Rubber & Plastics prides itself on providing unmatched quality and top-of-the-line service. From management to each and every employee, quality is part of our everyday business practice. Our goal is to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Below, learn about our strict quality policy and the steps we’ve taken to make the highest quality products possible.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, Quailty Policy

How to Choose NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Lathe Cut Gasket Materials for Drinking Water Systems

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Oct 26, 2017 2:43:02 PM

NSF/ANSI Standard 61 establishes health-related requirements that regulate drinking water supplies. NSF/ANSI 61 sets health effects criteria for many water system components including plumbing, process media, protective barrier materials, rubber seals and gaskets and more used in potable water systems.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, EDPM gaskets, NSF/ANSI Standard 61

"All-In-This-Together" Culture Drives Quality Improvement At Grand River Rubber

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Oct 6, 2017 1:12:27 PM

October is National Manufacturing Month and also National Employee Ownership Month.  Grand River Rubber & Plastics is a proud 100% employee-owned manufacturing company. Employee ownership is an integral part of our DNA. Throughout the month of October, we will be interviewing our employee owners about working at Grand River Rubber and what employee ownership means to them.

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Topics: quality policy

Everything You Need to Know About Santoprene Gaskets

Posted by Barry Drought on Sep 25, 2017 8:16:00 AM

Recently, Grand River’s engineering team have gotten some questions about the use of Santoprene in lathe cut gasket applications. While Santoprene is growing in popularity, it has significant advantages and disadvantages that should be considered. While Grand River doesn’t carry thermoplastics such as Santoprene, our team has extensive knowledge of how Santoprene compares to elastomers in a variety of applications. Learn how Santoprene compares to elastomers below and decide if it is right for your application.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, santoprene

Grand River Rubber & Plastics Value Add Services

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Sep 1, 2017 12:32:52 PM

Grand River Rubber & Plastics strives to manufacture products that meet our customers' requirements and exceeds their expectations. Responsiveness, quality products, competitive pricing and on time delivery are just part of our commitment. We also offer a variety of value add services which are outlined below.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

How to Choose Lathe Cut Gasket Materials for Various Applications

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Aug 25, 2017 11:36:44 AM

Choosing the correct lathe cut gasket materials for an application is a daunting task for many manufacturers. At Grand River, our extensive experience allows us to provide our customers with custom compounds that meet their specific needs while utilizing the most cost-effective materials. Below, we’ve listed some simple guidelines to assist you in choosing the correct material for your application.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

Grand River Breaks Ground on New Addition

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Aug 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Grand River Rubber & Plastics recently broke ground on a 11,500 square foot manufacturing space expansion. The addition will be primarily used for Grand River's Drum & Pail production line and will be combination of manufacturing space and raw and finished goods storage. The addition will also create a second story office space that will provide future expansion. 

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