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  • How Elasto Proxy Supports the Defense Industry

    Defense IndustryElasto Proxy is an experienced provider of sealing and insulation solutions to the defense industry. Learn about our capabilities, and how we can help you with military projects.   

    For over 25 years, Elasto Proxy has supplied North American defense contractors with low-to-medium volume quantities of high-quality rubber and plastic parts. Our first customer, Atlantic Defense Industries, deployed our sealing solutions on the boom hoist for a ten-ton military truck. Since then, Elasto Proxy has won numerous defense-related contracts for projects in Canada and the United States.

    Controlled Goods, CADSI, and the Defense Supply Chain

    As a registered member of Canada’s Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Elasto Proxy meets all requirements for record keeping, training programs, security briefings, and inspections. The Controlled Goods Certificate (CGC) that Elasto Proxy holds demonstrates our commitment to the defense industry, and we work closely with leading trade groups such as the Canadian Association of Defense and Security (CADSI).

    Today, Elasto Proxy is a global company with offices and warehouses in Canada and the United States. Our headquarters in Boisbriand, Quebec is also our production facility, a place where highly-skilled personnel combine traditional pride in craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technologies. Facilities in Newmarket, Ontario and Simpsonville, South Carolina strengthen our position in the defense supply chain. Continue reading

  • Military Specifications for Rubber Gaskets

    Military GasketsLearn about military specifications for rubber gaskets, and why defense contractors need a custom fabricator that can do more than convert elastomeric materials.

    Clyde Sharpe General Manager at Elasto Proxy

    Military specifications for rubber gaskets are designed to ensure that elastomeric materials support the mission by meeting published performance requirements. Standards and specifications for the U.S. military are authorized by the Department of Defense (DOD), and used by defense contractors throughout North America. Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers are familiar with these standards, but may not fully understand how the details of a particular specification can affect purchasing and manufacturing decisions.

    Official DOD definitions specify many different document types, but the format of each military standard generally begins with the letters “MIL”. For the defense supply chain, however, complying with what’s inside the standard is what matters. With rubber gaskets, buyers need to choose materials that meet or are tested to published requirements for properties such as hardness and oil-resistance. In addition, elastomeric gaskets for defense-related applications must be custom fabricated to exacting tolerances.

    Let’s take a look at two military standards for rubber gaskets: MIL-R-900F and MIL-G-1149C. First, however, we’ll examine a related standard for non-metallic gasket materials.

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