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An Inside Look at UL’s Performance and Reliability Testing Center

November 15, 2017

Did you ever wonder why some of your appliances last longer than others? Or, why one product performs better than its competitor? If yes, then you are in the right place as the staff at UL’s Product Engineering Services team in Newton, Iowa have been answering those questions and more since 2008.

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The Different Types of Backer Rod and Applications

November 10, 2017

When selecting a backer rod material for your specific project, it’s important to understand that there are several different types. Backer rod comes in variations for different joint sealant applications and for cold- and hot-pour sealant uses. In this blog, each of Armacell’s FillPro™ Backer Rod characteristics will be detailed, including their unique properties, benefits, and intended application.

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Closed Cell Sponge Rubber: Unique Features and Common Applications

October 12, 2017

This blog post content comes from CGR Products series called “Material of the Month.” The series spotlights Closed Cell Sponge Rubber as a unique material that CGR works with, as well as it's common applications.

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Extend Safe Playing Longevity with Proper Maintenance on Synthetic Fields

July 26, 2017

Every sports field needs maintenance. Read more to learn how synthetic field maintenance is important for athlete safety.

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Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam: What’s the Difference?

June 21, 2017

When deciding on a material for your specific project, it’s important to understand which kind of foam will best serve your application and meet your unique requirements. 

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ArmaSport Turf Underlayment Pad Featured in Coaching Management Magazine

May 17, 2017

Armacell’s ArmaSport Turf Underlayment shock pad was born out of the necessity for a cushioned playing surface at the Houston Astrodome. Continues to provide safety and performance to many types of sports fields today.

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The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), publishes new Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems.

February 22, 2017

According to the guidelines, preparation of the base system is key for the success of any synthetic turf sports field. Publication offers guidance to owners, buyers, designers and contractors of synthetic turf projects.

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Highly Resistant and Versatile: A Solution for Everyday and Specialty Applications

February 15, 2017

This blog post comes from CGR Products content series called “Material of the Month.” The series spotlights EPDM rubber as a unique material that CGR works with, as well as it's common applications.

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Top Questions You always Wanted To Ask About Cellular Rubber (And Probably Should Have!)

January 18, 2017

If rubber could talk, it would label us humans “ingrates”! We all realize the importance of steel and iron in our daily lives and indeed these metals are highly valued. But what about rubber?

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3 Issues to Look Out for When Converting Flexible Materials

October 05, 2016

Common issues overlooked during the design phase — can be easily avoided or mitigated with careful design and consultation with your manufacturer.

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