Flexible Solutions

Antimicrobial Sealing Gasket - A New Application Story

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 29, 2017 2:05:18 PM

In this newly released application story, a global designer and manufacturer of critical intercommunication devices experienced a gasket failure allowing moisture to leak and compromise the internal components of their console.  

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Topics: Foams, PORON Foam

Your Solution Experts on Vibration Control

Posted by Crystal Deel

Mar 15, 2017 11:37:25 AM

Just about everything that has been engineered is likely to experience vibration. Unfortunately, it has been proven that vibration can be responsible for causing extreme damage to some applications. The source of vibration can come from impact, internal motors or external sources. Vibration happens all around us whether we know it or not. Sometimes it’s evident when you hear buzzing, squeaking, or rattling noises such as when you run your noisy washing machine or dish washer. Other times you may notice the sensation of vibration when you are driving a car over a bumpy road or when you see the cables on a bridge shaking back and forth on a windy day. Most of us experience the harsh impact of an object when we drop our cell phones on the solid ground.

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Topics: Foams, PORON, PORON Foam

Thermal Resistivity and Thermal Conductivity in Silicone Foam and Sponge

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jan 27, 2017 10:13:34 AM

Thermal resistivity and thermal conductivity can be two very important physical features of foam materials to certain applications. Most devices containing electronics must be designed to deal with heat in one way or another. Electronic circuitry operates most reliably at lower temperatures. High operating temperatures decrease the service life of the device or module.  It is critical for designs to either conduct or isolate heat.

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Topics: Thermal Management, Foams, BISCO Silicone

3 Questions Answered about Compression Set Resistance in Foams

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jan 18, 2017 4:34:09 PM

When choosing a foam for a product design, one feature that should be considered is the compression set resistance of the foam.  C-Set is one of the most important characteristics to consider, and this blog post answers three basic questions to explain why. 

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Topics: Foams, BISCO Silicone, PORON, PORON Foam, compression set resistance, Elastomers

Benefits of Silicone Elastomer Solutions

Posted by Crystal Deel

Dec 7, 2016 9:45:47 AM

Silicone elastomers are used in several diverse applications and industries because of its many unique properties. Many of its attractive features include: low compression set at elevated temperatures, flexibility at low temperatures, hydrophobic characteristics, high dielectric strength, low flammability, and can be food grade compliant.

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Topics: Elastomers, Silcone

Solutions for Medical Device Assemblies

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Oct 21, 2016 10:40:18 AM

We believe that true stories can tell you more than any fluffy Marketing Materials that we create.  That is why we are sharing two new Case Studies in this blog post.  Both Case Studies explore die-cut solutions that Marian provided to Medical Device Companies.  In this Industry, component quality and reliability is critical.  Additionally, assembly efficiency and cost savings are important to the success of the business.  In these case studies, you will see that Marian is well equipped and prepared to meet the stringent requirements demanded by products in the Medical Device Industry.  Enjoy!  

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Topics: Foams, PORON Foam, medical device

Electromagnetic Compatability in Medical Device Design

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Oct 5, 2016 11:24:42 AM

As medical device designs trend toward including cutting-edge electronics technology and wireless capabilities, EMC is a growing factor in device design.  

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Topics: EMI Shielding

Breaking the Barriers of NVH

Posted by Crystal Deel

Sep 6, 2016 3:55:44 PM

Imagine going 65 mph in your vehicle while on a road trip. The road you are driving on is old, so your vehicle bobs up and down the many dips and divots; your speakers are loud and are causing your rear view mirror to vibrate, making it hard to see; and your moon roof has a roaring noise sneaking through the cracks. These foul disturbances are examples of NVH, also known as Noise Vibration Harshness.

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Topics: Foams, BISCO Silicone, PORON

Rogers Corp Highlights Application Solution prepared by Marian

Posted by Crystal Deel

Aug 4, 2016 9:53:53 AM

Rogers Corp and Marian Inc. are pleased to have a strong partnership with one another. Marian engineers and Rogers material experts work together to ensure that end users will be confident that the material in their applications are of the highest quality and guarantees long lasting performance. Below, you will find a link to a success story from Roger's website regarding an HEV battery system where Marian engineers provided gasketing and sealing solutions using PORON. 

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Bonding in Gasket and Sealing Applications

Posted by Crystal Deel

Jul 18, 2016 10:36:12 AM

Marian sales engineers are experts in designing high quality parts for any small, complex applications. Below, you will find two of our newest success stories that highlight laminated foams in two very different markets (LED and automotive). In both stories, you will find that Marian's team of experts worked closely with customers to design a unique part, and provided exceptional material reccommendations to create a winning solution. Sales engineers must be strategic in choosing materials to ensure that they meet all requirements of the design.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams