Quality Pioneers: W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming emphasized the need for changes in management structure and attitudes. He developed a list of “Fourteen Points.” As stated in his book Out of the Crisis they are: Create constancy of purpose for improvement of product and service. Adopt a new philosophy. Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. End the practice … Continued

Six Sigma Control Plans / Dynamic Control Plans

Control plans are an important component of Six Sigma methodology that are used to ensure that a process remains in control and meets customer requirements. A control plan is essentially a document that outlines the steps that need to be taken to maintain process stability and consistency, and it includes details on the key process … Continued

V.O.C.’s and adhesives

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are organic chemicals that easily vaporize at room temperature. They are commonly found in adhesives, coatings, and other industrial products. Exposure to high levels of VOCs can have negative health effects, including respiratory problems and damage to the central nervous system. Chemlok adhesives are a type of adhesive used in … Continued

Effect of Polarity with elastomers in steam immersion

The effect of polarity on elastomers in contact with steam depends on the specific type of elastomer and its chemical composition. Generally, elastomers with high polarity, such as fluorocarbon (FKM) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), have better resistance to steam than those with low polarity, such as polyurethane (PU) and silicone (VMQ). When elastomers … Continued

Discover Nitrile Rubber

Nitrile rubber, also known as NBR (acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber), is a synthetic rubber copolymer composed of acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is a popular elastomer due to its excellent oil and fuel resistance, as well as its high tensile strength and resistance to abrasion, heat, and chemicals. Nitrile rubber is commonly used in automotive and industrial applications … Continued

Goodyear Purchases Poly Seal Industries

Bay Area Technical Rubber Goods Company snapped up by not so ‘Little’ Goodyear. Goodyear Rubber Co of So Ca is proud to announce the purchase of Berkeley California’s Poly Seal Industries from Dan Baker. Poly Seal had been manufacturing high quality rubber molded products for various industries since 1974. The purchase is effective January 1, … Continued

Rubber Molding: Compression Molding

Hi everyone, I get a lot of lot of molding requests from perspective customers. These prospects are almost never experts in rubber molding. Sometimes they will have had a plastic part molded in the past so the request often comes as something like this: ‘Do you do that injection molding?’. We do have injection molding … Continued

Rubber Bonding: adhesive Selector

Below is a list of single coat adhesive selectors for different polymer types: [wpdatatable id=4] I will write a subsequent blog making a more comprehensive list including 2 coat systems. Hope it helps.


Goodyear Receives ITAR Registration Good-West Rubber Corp DBA Goodyear Rubber Co of So Ca received the approval letter from The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Compliance and Registration Division that stated Goodyear is now ITAR Registered. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export … Continued