New Equivalents to Rubatex Stocks Introduced

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Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Inc. now manufactures equals to all obsolete Rubatex stocks - including Rubatex G231N and G207N.

As a family-owned and operated business, we felt an obligation to help customers who were left abandoned by the abrupt closing of Rubatex.

When Rubatex International abruptly closed their doors, they left their customers with a real problem: where to find a stable and reliable closed cell rubber and plastics manufacturer with the ability to provide equivalent material. Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Inc., with more than 50 years of closed cell experience and technology, answered the call to supply customers with equivalent materials for most of the Rubatex stocks.

In July 2012, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Inc., President and COO John Bonforte Jr. introduced equivalents to the 8500 series family of materials which are SBR, FDA approved materials. Then in September, 2012, he announced new equivalents that now complete the full line of obsolete Rubatex stocks - including G231N and G207N which customers found impossible to find replacement materials.

Fairlane Industries, Inc., a precision die cutter founded 40 years ago in St. Louis, MO., now sources all of its closed cell materials from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics, including applications for HVAC, NEMA Closures, and small and large appliances.

"We've been using product lines from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics very successfully for many, many years," says Fairlane Industries Inc. President Ray Ragland. "We've found Durafoam N231 is most definitely an equal to Rubatex G231N. We now source all our closed cell materials from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics vs. other manufactures due to the quality and cost-effectiveness. They offer a very good value in all their lines."

Sourcing Specialist Gary Guzek of Sealing Devices Inc. also purchases closed cell materials from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics.

"Durafoam N231 is the closest product in terms of feel and physical properties to the old Rubatex G231N that we have found," says Guzek. "We like dealing with Monmouth because they’re a manufacturer with the expertise and ability to satisfy any requisite. Even when we have a unique application, they'll produce any type of closed cell material we need."

The entire Monmouth Rubber & Plastics team has a worldwide reputation of working closely with customers around the globe to offer and/or develop equivalent stocks to the full Rubatex line.

"Customers are loyal to Monmouth because they know we're in it for the long haul and we'll be here for them. Many of our customers would be reluctant to return to a company that had left them high and dry at least twice in the past," says John M. Bonforte Sr., Monmouth Rubber & Plastics General Manager and Technical Director.

"As a family-owned and operated business, we felt an obligation to help customers who were left abandoned by the abrupt closing of Rubatex. This is consistent with our policy of putting customers ahead of profits. Helping customers with their technical questions and challenges is what sets Monmouth Rubber & Plastics apart from our competitors," says Bonforte Jr.

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