Did you know that you can buy molded rubber products and molded plastic products from Elasto Proxy? Some purchasing departments know us as their source for extruded rubber products such as bulb trim and edge trim. Others buy finished gaskets, such as door seals or window seals, from us instead. As more buyers are learning, however, Elasto Proxy also supplies molded products in low minimum order quantities (MOQs) with on-time deliveries. For sourcing managers, the ability to buy molded and extruded parts from a single vendor may be especially appealing.
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How to Buy Molded Products with Low MOQs
It’s no secret that the way to buy molded products that cost less is to source them from overseas. But do you know how to find a vendor you can trust? If you’re a buyer who hasn’t sourced overseas products before, how will you identify a legitimate supplier? If you can find what you need in low MOQs, will you have to pay up front? Then, if things don’t work out, how will you get your money back? What if there are sudden increases in tariffs or disruptions to shipments? If you can’t get the parts that you need when you need them, will stock-outs halt assembly and stall sales?
The way to minimize these risks is to buy molded rubber products and molded plastic products from Elasto Proxy. Instead of looking for your own overseas suppliers, you can leverage our existing supply chain. Because we’ve been buying products globally for years, we enjoy long-term relationships with trusted vendors who mold quality items. Members of the Elasto Proxy leadership team have met with these suppliers and toured their facilities. We can even tell you about products that we’ve ordered before for buyers in industries such as mobile equipment and healthcare.
If you’re still not convinced that Elasto Proxy is the right choice, consider the volume discounts you’ll be missing. Even if you can find the right overseas vendor, you’ll still need to buy molded products in large quantities. That ties up cash and warehouse space. If you buy molded products from Elasto Proxy instead, we can order in high volumes, send you only what you need, store the remaining parts in our warehouses, and then release shipments according to your sales forecasts. Plus, because the tooling that our partners use is well-made, you’ll receive quality molded products every time.
Molded Rubber Products You Can Buy from Elasto Proxy
Elasto Proxy can supply you with molded rubber products such as grommets, vibration mounts, bumpers, silicone connectors, and hose clamps. All of these products come in a wide range of standard sizes.
Grommets are molded rubber products through which wires or cables are fed. They are installed in holes within panels and made of elastomers such as EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, or silicone. Rubber grommets are usually shaped like rings or eyelets, but can also be flanged, collared, or horseshoe-shaped. Dimensional specifications vary with grommet style, but usually include inside diameter (ID), outside diameter (OD), groove width, groove diameter, and overall thickness.
Vibration mounts or isolation mounts prevent the transmission of noise, shock, and vibration in vehicles, equipment, and machinery. They feature rubber-to-metal bonding and attach with a threaded metal fastener. The rubber in an anti-vibration mount acts as a spring and absorbs energy that can damage mechanical systems. Isolation mounts come in many different sizes and shapes, including mounting pads. Metal threads are available in both U.S. and metric sizes.
Rubber bumpers provide protection against low-speed collisions and low-speed impacts. They are installed on trucks, trailers, loading docks, and generator sets (gensets). These molded rubber products are made of EPDM, SBR, and other elastomers that can withstand wind, weather, abrasion, and incidental contact with petroleum products. Typically, rubber bumpers install with metal fasteners such as screws and bolts. Bumpers with embedded washers are also available.
Silicone connectors are molded rubber products that connect the intake pipes and tubes in diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. These engine components resist high temperatures and provide strength and flexibility. Types of silicone connectors include silicone elbows, silicone reducers, straight hoses, hump hoses, and wrapped hoses. To meet application-specific requirements, silicone connectors can include fabric, wire, or liner materials.
Rubber Hose Clamps
Rubber hose clamps are used for joining pipes. These molded rubber products have recessed nut-and-bolt holes so that there’s no exposed metal after assembly. Applications include industrial machinery, vehicles, and equipment. Rubber hose clamps that are molded from the right elastomers and in the right durometers can also provide cushioning to help protect the joint from movement.
Molded Plastic Products You Can Buy from Elasto Proxy
Elasto Proxy supplies molded plastic parts such as ABS pedal pads and Delrin® rollers for hospital beds. Thanks to Pantone color matching, plastic pedal pads can be color-coded so that red means “stop” and green means “go”. Plastic rollers can support patients who weigh up to 300 lbs. When a hospital bed manufacturer asked Elasto Proxy for both types of parts, we saved the manufacturer more than just tooling costs.
Elasto Proxy inspects all of the hospital bed parts that an overseas molder sends to us. After our inspectors verify that the pedal pads and rollers meet production part approval process (PPAP) requirements, we store these molded plastic products at our warehouse in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Then, instead of paying for a year’s worth of parts all at one time then, the hospital bed manufacturer orders and receives quantities periodically.
Today, Elasto Proxy helps equip each of the manufacturer’s hospital beds with plastic parts from as many as 18 different molds. In addition to pedal pads and bed rollers, we supply protective plastic parts that slide over metal edges. We also store and ship bed-mounted holders for patients and medical staff to use. By partnering with Elasto Proxy, the hospital bed manufacturer is reducing costs, ensuring quality, and avoiding the risks that can come from buying overseas.
Get a Quote for Molded Products
Elasto Proxy is ready to supply you with cost-effective quantities of molded rubber products and molded plastic products that come in low MOQs and have on-time deliveries. Contact us for a quote.