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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

Elastomer Compounding Competence:the path to an optimal solution.

Jan 02, 2017 By Steve Glidewell

 

 We have discussed the importance of developing “partner” relationships along the supply chain (Collaborative Alliances) and working in a “seamless” way (Seamless Integration) both inside Elite and with outside companies so that the application solution is delivered in the most efficient and complete manner.  Now we need to present the third and most critical facet of the Elite business model, Compounding Competence.

Topics: rubber, oil & gas, compounding

Collaborative Alliances: Supplier, Intermediate & Customer

Nov 10, 2016 By Tiffany Oliphant

What does  a Collaborative Alliance look like?

It looks like a trustworthy, committed relationship with common goals.  It’s businesses sharing vital information,then creating not just a product, but a product that is the best solution for that customer's application. And it's usually quite rare.

Topics: seamless intergration, supplier, industry, partnerships, rubber, customer, intermediate, Collaborative Alliances, Elite, oil & gas

No Barriers in Business: How to create a Seamless Integration culture in the Oil and Gas industry?

Nov 07, 2016 By Tiffany Oliphant

Looking at successful businesses you often wonder what it took for those companies to make it. Of course: vision, hard work, a great product, teamwork and an awesome pitch to a customer, just to name a few. Owner of Elite Elastomers, Steve Glidewell employs the methodology of seamless integration to shift the trajectory of his custom mixing business’ longevity.

Topics: supplier, partnerships, rubber, oil & gas