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INTERSTATE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS BLOG

Rotary Die Cutting for High Volumes and Thin Films

by ISP | August 23, 2017

 

 
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Tags: Die-cutting, rotary die cutting

Interstate’s ISO Certifications

by ISP | September 06, 2016

Interstate Specialty Products (ISP) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturing company that meets quality requirements from the International Standards Organization (ISO). For all of ISP’s precision die cutting and gasket fabrication customers, Interstate’s ISO 9001 certification demonstrates their commitment to the highest quality and repeatable processes. Additionally, Interstate’s ISO 13485 certification provides the quality assurance needed surrounding their ability to meet regulatory requirements for medical devices. 

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Interstate's Cleanroom Manufacturing Capabilities

by ISP | July 18, 2016

Interstate Specialty Products (ISP) welcomes cleanroom and white room die cutting projects at its ISO-13485:2003 facility in Sutton, Massachusetts. Interstate maintains a Class 100,000 cleanroom (M6.5, ISO Class 8) with low levels of environmental contaminants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. We also have 15,000 sq. ft. of dedicated white room manufacturing space.   

Interstate’s cleanroom capabilities provide static, humidity, and temperature control. Our white room capabilities support the production and packaging of die cut products used in medical, electronics, scientific, laboratory, and other sensitive applications. For product designers in these industries, it’s important to choose a die cutter who can meet your requirements for a controlled environmental facility.  

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Interstate Sees Quality With Innovative Inspection Equipment

by ISP | June 27, 2016

Interstate Specialty Products is building on its strong commitment to quality with a new piece of equipment. An additional fast, flexible, and fully-automated optical inspection system further enhances ISP’s Quality Assurance (QA) department. Interstate’s acquisition of a Keyence Instant Measurement (IM) 6225 Image Dimension Measurement System spotlights the company’s innovative approach to the most accurate precision die cutting. For medical, scientific, electronic, industrial, and filtration applications, die cut products from Interstate meet tight tolerances and demanding QA requirements.  

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Tags: Quality Assurance

High-Purity PTFE Products

by ISP | April 21, 2016

High-purity PTFE products are used in medical, laboratory, scientific, and other applications where cleanliness is essential. They’re made of specialized grades of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a synthetic fluoropolymer that’s available under a variety of brand names, including Teflon® from DuPont**. Interstate Specialty Products die cuts high-purity PTFE products at its ISO 13485:2003 facility in Sutton, Massachusetts and has additional packaging and assembly capabilities for sensitive components.

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Tags: Die-cutting, Materials

Shelf Life of Rubber Products

by ISP | March 29, 2016

Rubber products can remain in inventory for long periods of time. Shelf life, the storage period prior to part installation, varies by elastomer type. Storage conditions such as temperature, humidity, ozone, and exposure to light also affect the shelf life of rubber products. By understanding these factors and best practices, buyers can make informed decisions about sourcing elastomers and storing die-cut seals, gaskets, and O-rings.

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Tags: Materials

Interstate Specialty Products Embarks on Its Lean Manufacturing Journey

by ISP | March 08, 2016

Due to rapid growth and the need to build operational capacity, Interstate Specialty Products (ISP) has embarked on a Lean Manufacturing Journey to expand upon the Lean initiatives that have been taken during the past twenty years. ISP has prided itself on providing excellent customer service and product throughout its 50 years of business. With ever-changing technology and evolving customer requests, it is important to ISP to be able to adapt quickly to change and remain competitive to provide customers with the best possible product.

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What’s the Right Tooling for Custom Die Cutting?

by ISP | February 29, 2016

Interstate die cuts custom gaskets and other specialized products using precision die cutting equipment and high-quality tooling. Part tolerances are a function of multiple factors, including the base material, the die cutting method, and the type of die itself. Tooling types for custom die cutting include steel rule, solid milled, matched metal, rotary, etched, and combination dies. Which type of tooling is right for your application? 

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Tags: Die-cutting

Methods for Cutting Large Gaskets Save Money and Increase Material Yield

by ISP | February 02, 2016

Large gaskets are used in a wide variety of applications such as outdoor lighting and electronic equipment enclosures. Because these large custom gaskets can use significant amounts of material, technical buyers need to find ways to control costs. For product designers, cost savings are important, too. Precision die cutting from Interstate Specialty Products increases material yield, saving you money while meeting all of your application requirements. 

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Tags: Gasketing, Die-cutting

Poron Foams for Compression Set Resistance

by ISP | January 06, 2016

Poron foams are a family of cellular urethanes that have excellent compression set resistance. Made by Rogers Corporation, these urethane foams die cut cleanly and are a good choice for shock isolation pads,

poron_banner.pngcushions, and enclosure gaskets. Poron foam materials are available in different grades and thicknesses, support the use of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and range in hardness from extra soft to very firm.

With their uniform microcellular structure, Poron foams compress easily but retain their memory. They provide reliable sealing under low-compression force and resist dust and light splashing. In terms of compression set resistance, Poron foams are similar to silicone foam and silicone sponge. These urethane foams offer much greater compression set resistance than neoprene sponge or polyethylene foam.

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Tags: Gasketing, Die-cutting, Materials

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