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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?