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Materials Science & Formulation

For 75 years Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has been providing globally recognized rubber material science solutions to customers across a multitude of industries.

Materials science is at the heart of any new product we develop. Our formulation chemistries are tailored to meet your exact requirements, be it elastomers, Liquid Silicone Rubbers (LSR) or high-performance thermoplastics.

Superior Rubber Material Solutions – Simplified

When specifying a material for your application, there is a lot to consider. Temperature, environment, compatibility, hardness, compression, and certifications all have to be taken into account. We know this can be daunting, and that is why we have an industry leading material science team and tool kit dedicated to helping find the best material fit for your application.

On-premise advanced materials lab saves time and costs

With our fully equipped materials lab, we’ll keep your projects on time and on budget. Any material can be developed, molded and tested in our state-of-the-art Materials R&D facility to allow you to sample multiple chemistries for your applications. R&D batches are closely monitored & measured and we ensure through our advanced mixing capability that any R&D material is readily scalable to a production setting.

Interested in learning more about specific materials and compounds?

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Design Engineers: Read our Design Guide

Currently, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has over 1,400 active rubber compounds, maintains the largest selection of ANSI/NSF Std 61 approved compounds in the industry, has an extensive portfolio of Drug Master File compounds and possesses regulatory approvals for UL, NSF, KTW, WRAS, ACS, W270, USP Class VI, and ISO10993.

Not sure what material compound is right for you? Check out our design guide to walk you through all the key material selection considerations.

Have a custom-molded rubber project you’re working on?