Elite Elastomers, your rubber applications solutions partner

Inspiring A New Generation Of Makers

Apr 10, 2018 By Justin Shake

 

Topics: STEM, Career Day, Careers, innovation

Mark Tool and Elite Elastomers Announce Joint Venture

Jan 19, 2018 By Ginger Glidewell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Topics: Collaborative Alliances, Optimal Solutions

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 20, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

Topics: Happy Holidays

Optimal Solutions

Nov 10, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

Optimal solutions in non-metallic materials are part of the Elite Advantage.  Our enhanced designs outperform standard offerings due to our knowledgeable design culture.  Watch our video to learn more about our Compounding Competence Roadmap.  This roadmap allows the Elite Design Team to focus on the functionality of a material for end-use performance demands.   When an existing standard does not exist, let our team orchestrate the simulated testing required to prove the optimal design.   Let us create a solution for you!

 

Topics: Optimal Solutions

Technical expertise in rubber compounding

Jul 14, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

Developing rubber formulations that meet today’s temperatures and harsh environments sometimes means more than pulling out am old recipe card!

Is your material supplier skilled in application end-use and material design?

Topics: compounding

Who Is Elite Elastomers?

Jul 06, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

 

Are your elastomeric material needs being supplied by material scientists who understand the unique requirements of your application? Elite Elastomers is an Applicative Compounder who is expertly skilled in material engineering and the unique chemistry of elastomers. Elite is an application-driven material supplier and not a custom mixer serving as a volume conversion agent.

Topics: compounding

Idea Management:Rapidly Driving Technical Solutions to the Rubber Market

Mar 16, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

 
A few firm givens exist in product development at Elite Elastomers.

1. Ideas foster innovation.
2. Innovation drives market leadership.
3. Market leadership yields profits.

At Elite Elastomers, we strive for improved ideas. Once these ideas are birthed, we manage them in such a way to allow their purpose to be discovered in the form of products. In order to grow an idea to the point of a product, we exercise idea management.

Topics: rubber industry, idea management, innovation, material solutions

Technical Product Partners in the Rubber Industry: Why Your Business Needs One

Mar 01, 2017 By Ginger Glidewell

Ideas are a company’s future. Ideas create wealth. Technical Product Partners make ideas work. At Elite Elastomers, we recognize the importance of our role as a Technical Product Partner in elevating our customers to the lead in their marketplaces. Let’s take a minute to discuss this partnership style by defining a Technical Product Partner, discussing how they operate, and emphasizing why they are necessary for future success.

Topics: partnerships, non-metallic materials, applications, technical product partner, rubber industry

Attracting Millennials to the Rubber Industry: How to Recruit, Retain, & Reward

Feb 23, 2017 By Tiffany Oliphant

Millennial--- never has a generation been in the driver seat, as much as you. Some would argue baby boomers have always been the driving force in America. Move over boomers, by 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

Business leaders are strategically trying to figure millenials out. Many of them are asking, how do we manage millenials? How can we make them adapt? What's wrong with them? You may even hear derogatory comments toward them. Let's cut out the name calling, blame game and look at how their digital fluency can benefit the rubber industry.

Topics: rubber industry, millennials, manufacturing jobs, recruitment

Going Beyond Rubber Industry Standards: How simulated testing is meeting Performance Demands?

Feb 14, 2017 By Steve Glidewell

 There are necessary test standards in all markets Elite supplies. The following are just a few non-comprehensive examples inside some select markets: ISO, ASTM and SAE test standards in automotive; ISO, NORSOK, NACE and API in Oil and Gas; AASHTO specifications for elastomeric bearings in bridges; FDA and USDA specifications and requirements for the food industry.

These standards are important and provide a common language for technical personnel to discuss non-metallic material performance.

But are these enough?

Topics: rubber, oil & gas, sub sea, simulated testing, iso