Success Stories

Through every step of the manufacturing process, we apply the diverse knowledge of our engineers to provide customized solutions.

It’s why we have become a valued partner for leading OEMs, builders and designers.  View the success stories below to see how we can support your next project.     

 

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  • Testimonial: Lauren and New Hudson Facades
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    Lauren collaborated with New Hudson Facades to develop sealing solutions for a major high-rise project in New York City.
  • Dual durometer plastic extrusion lowers costs
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    For a heavy duty automotive project, a manufacturer sought to improve upon a part that featured a steel stamping attached to a rubber flap.
  • Plastic extrusion enhances EPDM seal
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    A plastic extrusion adds rigidity to the base of the seal, allowing it to be easily inserted into a channel or kerf.
  • Designing a complex curtain wall gasket
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    A molded silicone gasket fitted with plastic extrusions seals multiple corners while meeting architechtural design specifications.
  • Plastic extrusion added for faster gasket assembly
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    Rather than adhesives, a dual-durometer plastic extrusion was used to more efficiently attach a silicone gasket to a component. By using a mechanical connection, the manufacturer was able to take advantage of silicone's performance properties.
  • FEA technology improves appliance gasket design
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    When a customer requested a more robust seal for long-term use and easier installation on commercial laundry machines, Lauren engineers used FEA software to begin and review trials.
  • Low-deflection epdm rubber
    A soft EPDM that responds better to compression
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    This closed-cell EPDM improves upon the appearance and performance of similar materials. While initially designed to improve an automotive door skin, this material could enhance sealing performance in industries such as HVAC, containers, construction and other markets where excellent compression, weathering and aesthetic qualities are required.
  • How we optimized an EPDM solar mounting pad
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    Lauren's roof mount pad was designed completely out of EPDM, due to its excellent UV ozone and weathering properties. Our engineers determined the proper combination of EPDM sponge and dense material needed for anti-slip properties and durability.
  • Featured Solution: Silicone teardrop weatherstripping
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    The teardrop seal is backed with acrylic adhesive allowing it to be applied with ease.
  • Meeting expectations for curtain wall gaskets
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    How we optimize curtain wall gaskets for silicone compatibility, installation and aesthetics.
  • Silicone seal optimized for heat, compression
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    To prevent water penetration between a headlight housing cap and the body, the customer explored both EPDM and silicone options.  The company ultimately selected a sponge-silicone specifically formulated for the application by Lauren’s R&D team.
  • EPDM door seal eliminates water wicking
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    The EPDM sponge material is closed cell and will not absorb or wick water.
  • Precision marking improves seal installation
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    A system uses cameras and lasers for the application of a pink dot on the center of each seal to aid a major appliance maker with installation.
  • The benefits of a dual-durometer silicone
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    For a commercial door application, a company requested a seal that could slide into a channel, while also possessing great compression properties, durability, weatherability and high temperature resistance.
  • Push-pin seals for automotive applications
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    A parts manufacturer requested a new seal design to help eliminate under-hood noise. The seal was vitally important to the engine cooling system, which helps regulate the engine temperature and ensures optimum performance.

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