The Source Code Blog http://www.louistepas.com/blog GCP Industrial Products Blog: The Source Code en Congratulations Nate! http://www.louistepas.com/blog/congratulations-nate <p><i style="font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small;"><b>The future of the rubber industry is in good hands&quot; - Bruce Meyer, RPN Staff</b></i></p> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small;"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <div class="gmail_default"> <span style="font-family: georgia, serif;">On behalf of the GCP team we would like to congratulate Nate on his nomination and acceptance into Rubber and Plastics News - Under 40 Class of 2017!&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="gmail_default"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default"> <font face="georgia, serif">This achievement comes as no surprise to anyone at GCP. As an extremely valued member of the GCP family, Nate displays his dedication and passion day after day. His attitude, relationship management skills and strategic aptitude are just three of the many key qualities he offers to help keep our team working hard, pushing for our best, and having fun while doing so. Nate, congratulations&nbsp;again, we are</font><span style="font-family: georgia, serif;">&nbsp;extremely fortunate to have you as our Vice President and friend.</span></div> </div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> Please see the link below to read the Under 40 Edition and join us in congratulating Nate on this tremendous achievement!</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> <a href="http://www.rubbernews.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729975/under-40-rubber-industry-full-of-young-promising-talent">Click to read!</a></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: georgia, serif;"> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small;"> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/congratulations-nate" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Important%20Announcement%20New.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:44:20 +0000 gcpmarketing 393 at http://www.louistepas.com Leaky Connections Are No Kind of Fun http://www.louistepas.com/blog/leaky-connections-are-no-kind-fun <h1> <strong style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Surloc&trade; SL-TB:</span></strong><strong style="font-size: 22px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The Spring-Loaded Edge of T-Bolt Clamps</span></strong></h1> <p>Even the most securely fastened T-Bolts can leak when hose lines contract or expand.&nbsp;</p> <p>Surloc Spring Loaded T-Bolts on the other hand assure the integrity of your most weather and pressure sensitive connections.</p> <p>By adapting to changes in the working environment these clamps provide unwavering band tension.</p> <ul> <li> Light or heavy duty in standard sizes from 1.25&rdquo; to 8.72&rdquo;</li> <li> Meets SAE J1508 Type &ldquo;TB&rdquo; requirements</li> <li> ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certified</li> </ul> <p>Three Stocking Locations in the US -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/find-a-distributor/" target="_blank">Find Your Nearest Distributor</a></p> <p><strong>Spec Sheets</strong></p> <p><a href="https://system.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1700&amp;c=587466&amp;h=8d1d81218b352f7d417e&amp;_xt=.pdf" target="_blank">Download Surloc SL-TB Specifications</a></p> <p><strong>Try Surloc</strong></p> <p>For additional help or answers to any questions, click the link below or give us a call at&nbsp;<a href="tel:(866)%20964-7127" target="_blank">1-866-964-7127</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/" target="_blank">www.surlochoseclamps.co</a><a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/">m</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/leaky-connections-are-no-kind-fun" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Case%20Study%20New_0.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:54:17 +0000 gcpmarketing 392 at http://www.louistepas.com Announcing Premlene http://www.louistepas.com/blog/announcing-premlene <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/PREMLENE (white background) -logo without GCP v2-.png" style="width: 300px; height: 73px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-size:22px;">WELCOME <span style="color:#ff0000;">TO</span> PREMLENE</span></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">PREMLENE.COM</span></strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;">For two decades, Premlene has been delivering sheet rubber across North America.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;">With a full line of quality sheet rubber options and more than $5 million in North American inventory, Premlene has you covered.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.premlene.com/"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Visit the Website</span></span></strong></a></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;">P.S. We&rsquo;ve partnered with quality organizations so we can ensure the effective supply of our sheet rubber products nationwide.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.premlene.com/find-a-distributor/"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Find Your Distributor</span></span></strong></a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/announcing-premlene" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Important%20Announcement%20New_0.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:46:27 +0000 gcpmarketing 391 at http://www.louistepas.com Announcing National Silicone http://www.louistepas.com/blog/announcing-national-silicone <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/nationalsilicone1orangegrey_0.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 59px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>ANNOUNCING</strong></span></p> <p class="rtecenter"><span style="color:#ff8c00;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>ANNOUNCING</strong></span></span></p> <p class="rtecenter"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>ANNOUNCING</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>LOOK, FEEL, PERFORMANCE, AND PRICE POINT</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Giving our end users what they want most &ndash; materials that perform. Discover all the materials and features available to you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><a href="http://www.nationalsilicone.com/">VISIT NATIONAL SILICONE</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">P.S. We&rsquo;ve partnered with quality organizations so we can ensure the effective supply of our silicone products nationwide.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><a href="http://www.nationalsilicone.com/find-a-distributor/">FIND YOUR DISTRIBUTOR</a></strong></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/announcing-national-silicone" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Important%20Announcement%20New_1.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:36:59 +0000 gcpmarketing 390 at http://www.louistepas.com Ahead of the Curve http://www.louistepas.com/blog/ahead-curve <h1> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/SURLOC (white background) -logo without GCP V2-.png" style="width: 200px; height: 70px;" /></h1> <h1> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Surloc Floating Bridge Design T-Bolts</strong></span></span></h1> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/bridge hose clamp (1).png" style="width: 150px; height: 143px;" /></p> <p><strong>Breaking it Down:</strong></p> <p>Distinguished through its curved sides and crimped in place construction, floating bridge clamps allow the flange to remain centered while providing even pressure upon tightening. Soft hoses, such as ones made from silicone, are particularly vulnerable to damage caused by installation or uneven sealing. By using a floating bridge clamp, you can help prevent hoses from pinching, bulging and cutting.</p> <p><strong>Benefits of Floating Bridge Design</strong></p> <ul> <li> Equalized Clamping Pressure for Tight Connections</li> <li> Superior Torquing Capability&nbsp;</li> <li> Size Adaptability&nbsp;</li> <li> Pinch and Cut Protection</li> </ul> <p><strong>Floating Bridge Designs Available In:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Light Duty &amp; Heavy Duty Construction</li> <li> Locknut or Spring Loaded Latch</li> <li> Meet SAE J1508 Type &ldquo;TB&rdquo; requirements</li> <li> ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certified</li> </ul> <p>Three Stocking Locations in the US -<a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/find-a-distributor/" target="_blank">Find Your Nearest Distributor</a></p> <p><strong>Spec Sheets</strong></p> <p><a href="http://shopping.na1.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1700&amp;c=587466&amp;h=8d1d81218b352f7d417e&amp;_xt=.pdf">Download Surloc T-Bolt Specifications</a></p> <p><strong>Try Surloc</strong></p> <p>For additional help or answers to any questions, click the link below or give us a call at:<br /> <a href="tel:(866)%20964-7127" target="_blank">1-866-964-7127</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/">www.surlochoseclamps.com</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/ahead-curve" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Case%20Study%20New_1.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:00:05 +0000 gcpmarketing 389 at http://www.louistepas.com Value Your Boss Will Care About http://www.louistepas.com/blog/value-your-boss-will-care-about <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Rubatex? logo.png - small.png" style="width: 200px; height: 42px;" /></p> <p><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Crushed EPDM Foam</strong></span></span></p> <p><strong>What Is It:</strong></p> <p>A special bun material which is neither 100% closed nor 100% open. By passing through rollers a number of times at pressure, you produce a bun with the following superb properties:</p> <ul> <li> Low Compression Deflection like Open Cell Foam</li> <li> Compression Set like Open Cell Foam</li> <li> Water Sealing Ability nearing Closed Cell Foam</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why It&rsquo;s Special:</strong></p> <p>Because the foam is press molded, a significant gain in performance and cell-structure consistency is generated compared to competitors who supply similar material in roll form. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What Does It Mean For You:</strong></p> <ul> <li> A gap currently exists in the North American market for these higher performing, low cost bun-based materials.</li> <li> Automotive OEMs such as GM are introducing standards which evaluate different foams based on their ability to hold a water seal at varying deflections.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Applications For Crushed EPDM Include: </strong></p> <ul> <li> Sealing</li> <li> Sound Absorbing</li> <li> Softness Control</li> <li> Heat Resistance</li> </ul> <p><strong>Questions?</strong></p> <p>Speak to one of your Technical Experts!</p> <p><a href="http://rubatexusa.com/#contact">Contact Us</a></p> <p><strong>Or Visit...</strong></p> <p><a href="http://rubatexusa.com/">www.rubatexusa.com</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/value-your-boss-will-care-about" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Case%20Study%20New_2.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:51:20 +0000 gcpmarketing 388 at http://www.louistepas.com Three Stages of Business http://www.louistepas.com/blog/three-stages-business <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">How Do Entrepreneurs Achieve Freedom?</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-indent: 18pt;">We often hear entrepreneurs refer to their business as their baby. I think a more accurate depiction is that businesses are like our children. They may start out as an infants, but it is the leader&rsquo;s responsibility to see their business successfully move from one stage to the next, all the way to full maturity (as we do with our children). </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-indent: 18pt;">I define full maturity as the point where your business can operate day-to-day without your presence, while still maintaining the persona and values you instilled in it. However, achieving this goal does not mean your responsibilities are at an end. On the contrary, you yourself must progress to the next stage. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Now that my business has reached full maturity, my time is spent planning and contemplating its future. I didn&rsquo;t get to this point overnight. It took many years of hard work and three specific stages of growth in order to do so. Let me share with you those stages and how I guided my company through them. </span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Stage One &ndash; Infancy: The Early Years</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Much like an infant needs his or her parents to survive, so does your business. As the owner of a startup company, you do it all. Everything is entirely dependent on you, the business has no defined functions. The day your business reaches its first milestone (takes its first steps) you celebrate, but you do not let go. You are still there, firmly holding on. </span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In this stage, you must pay particular attention to the values you are instilling in your employees. The standards which will form the basis of how team members will represent your company and treat your customers. As time passes little by little, you can begin to let go of small responsibilities. Passing them to capable employees, while supporting and encouraging them to take the next steps on their own. </span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Stage Two - Moving Toward Autonomy</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">At this point, your employees are beginning to work more independently. They may even be surviving on their own, but they are not quite in a phase where they can thrive on their own. You need to continue to watch closely and reinforce your values to avoid bad habits from developing.</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">By this stage, your principles are in a solid place, and manifest themselves in how your employees carry out their work. Still keeping a close eye on the culture, your employees are growing. This is good, you need your employees to be strong, vibrant, independent, and creative in order to move on to the next stage. </span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Stage Three - Maturity</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This last step can be challenging for the owner. It is the stage where you take the training wheels off and let go. Defined by increased or full autonomy for your employees, this is the best form of confidence a leader can provide. When you are no longer the only person initiating growth, you have reached this milestone. Your employees are representing your business in their own way, not your way. Yes, employees have their way of doing things, but they are doing them in a manner that is consistent with the values you have set. </span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap; text-indent: 18pt;">If you have instilled a strong core value system, then those values will transcend from one generation to the next. Your customers will recognize a part of you in each employee they interact with. It is at this point when you have gained your freedom as the business leader. After all, isn&rsquo;t freedom what all entrepreneurs are looking to achieve? </span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-indent: 18pt; white-space: pre-wrap;">As I said earlier, just because my company can operate without me does not mean I no longer have an important role. I spend much of my time working with my leadership team and team members to ensure the company&rsquo;s future. As I learned long ago, people can run a lot faster on a path that is cut and free of obstructions. I am the person who helps cut the path so others can run fast to a brighter future. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Three Steps To Raising a Mature Company</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1. Recognize your business will grow up and that is ultimately what you want.</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a906b167-385d-8f11-454f-36a080611cee"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2. Come to terms with the fact you are not going to be in control of everything.</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">3. Celebrate the fact that your own growth and freedom can happen at the same time.</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-indent: 18pt;">Until next time,</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.44;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 18pt;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Gary Mottershead</span></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/three-stages-business" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/GCP%20Blog%20Post%20New.png" alt="Three Stages of Business" title="Three Stages of Business" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:02:46 +0000 gcpmarketing 387 at http://www.louistepas.com 1-5-Oh! 10 Cool Facts about Canada http://www.louistepas.com/blog/1-5-oh-10-cool-facts-about-canada <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Happy Birthday, Canada!&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p>The long weekend is almost here and you know what that means! Barbeques, fireworks, gatherings with friends and celebrating our amazing country - Canada!</p> <p>There is so much to love about our national holiday, and with that being said, we&#39;ve listed what we think are the 10 coolest facts about Canada!</p> <p>1. &nbsp;The name Canada derives from an Iroquoian word for &quot;village&quot;, <em>kanata, </em>that French explorers used to refer to the area near present day Quebec City.&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Canada day kicks off, what Canadians call, &quot;those two months before winter starts&quot;</p> <p>3. Canada Day was given the statutory value on 1879 and was originally designated as &quot;Dominion Day&quot;</p> <p>4. Canadians are known to be polite..but it may be going to our heads. 86% of Canadians believe they live in the <strong>best country in the world!</strong></p> <p>5. License plates in the Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears - cool!</p> <p>6. Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world!</p> <p>7. 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer</p> <p>8. 1835 marks the first year where the term &quot;Canucks&quot; was coined referring to a Canadian</p> <p>9. More than a mile under Sudbury, Ontario is the world&#39;s deepest undergroup lab - SNOLAB</p> <p>10. Canada&#39;s lowest recorded temperature is as cold as Mars - -63&deg;C in 1947, that&#39;s as cold as the surface of Mars! Yikes! Eh?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Though we have only listed 10 facts, there are an abundance of facts and incredible reasons to love Canada and celebrate its 150th year!</p> <p>Want to add to our list? Share with us - find us on Facebook or Linkedin!</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/gcpindustrial/?ref=bookmarks"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/facebook.png" style="width: 20px; height: 20px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://ca.linkedin.com/company/gcp-industrial-products"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/linkedin.png" style="width: 20px; height: 20px;" /></a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/1-5-oh-10-cool-facts-about-canada" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/GCP%20Blog%20Post%20New_0.png" alt="10 Cool Facts about Canada" title="10 Cool Facts about Canada" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:28:10 +0000 gcpmarketing 386 at http://www.louistepas.com R451-B: Neoprene/SBR Blend: Case Study http://www.louistepas.com/blog/r451-b-neoprenesbr-blend-case-study <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Rubatex? logo.png - small.png" style="width: 200px; height: 42px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:28px;"><strong>R451-B: Neoprene/SBR Blend</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Neoprene is the critical link in the chain of polymer performance. When you want a technically superior foam, but the price point of all neoprene is too great, think R451-B.</span></p> <p>&rarr;<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meets ASTM D1056-14 2C5 physical requirements</span></p> <p>&rarr;<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Superb choice vs Armacell 2045 &amp; 2055 materials</span></p> <p>&rarr;<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Excellent alternative to ANR&rsquo;s 4511-N &amp; ANR-451 materials</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The Rubatex&reg; R451-B is an expertly designed&nbsp;19&plusmn;4 pcf density, closed cell foam product.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">An excellent solution when seeking an economical equivalent to pure neoprene materials.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>End Use Applications Include:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Compression Seals, Mechanical Seals, Automotive, Commercial, Architectural, Transportation, other low pressure and anti-vibration service conditions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Bun Size:</strong><br /> 40 inches wide by 48 inches long by 1.2 inches thick</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Spec Sheet:</strong><br /> <a href="https://system.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1704&amp;c=587466&amp;h=9f3cae7f84f1d2a73dab&amp;_xt=.pdf">Download the R451-B Spec Sheet</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Questions?</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">Speak to one of our Technical Experts!</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.55em; color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: pt_sansregular, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.rubatexusa.com/#contact" style="color: rgb(21, 145, 251); text-decoration-line: none;">Contact Us</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.55em; color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: pt_sansregular, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Or Visit...</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.55em; color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: pt_sansregular, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.rubatexusa.com/" style="color: rgb(21, 145, 251); text-decoration-line: none;">www.rubatexusa.com</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/r451-b-neoprenesbr-blend-case-study" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Case%20Study%20New_3.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:41:08 +0000 gcpmarketing 385 at http://www.louistepas.com Surloc? SL-T-Bolt: Case Study http://www.louistepas.com/blog/surloc%E2%84%A2-sl-t-bolt-case-study <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/SURLOC (white background) -logo without GCP V2-.png" style="width: 200px; height: 88px;" /></p> <p><strong><span style="color: black; font-size: 27pt; letter-spacing: -0.75pt;">Surloc&trade; SL-TB:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: black; font-size: 21pt; letter-spacing: -0.75pt;">The Spring-Loaded Edge of T-Bolt Clamps</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: black; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Even the most securely fastened T-Bolts can leak when hose lines contract or expand.</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="color: black; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: black;">Surloc Spring Loaded T-Bolts on the other hand assure the integrity of your</span><font color="#666666" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: black;">most weather and pressure sensitive connections.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">By adapting to changes in the working environment these clamps provide unwavering band tension.</span></span></p> <ul> <li> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Light or heavy duty in standard sizes from 1.25&rdquo; to 8.72&rdquo;</span></li> <li> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Meets SAE J1508 Type &ldquo;TB&rdquo; requirements</span></li> <li> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certified</span></li> </ul> <p align="center"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Three Stocking Locations in the US - <a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/find-a-distributor/">Find Your Nearest Distributor</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Spec Sheets</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="https://system.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1700&amp;c=587466&amp;h=8d1d81218b352f7d417e&amp;_xt=.pdf" target="_blank">Download Surloc SL-TB Specifications</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Try Surloc</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">For additional help or answers to any questions, click the link below<br /> or give us a call at&nbsp;<a href="tel:(866)%20964-7127" target="_blank">1-866-964-7127</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.surlochoseclamps.com/" target="_blank">www.surlochoseclamps.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif;<br /> color:#666666"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <h1 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 35.65pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"> <span style="font-size:28.5pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif;color:#666666;<br /> letter-spacing:-.75pt"><o:p></o:p></span></h1> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/surloc%E2%84%A2-sl-t-bolt-case-study" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-blog_teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.louistepas.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_teaser/blog/Case%20Study%20New_4.png" alt="" title="" width="255" height="153" class="imagecache imagecache-blog_teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:28:13 +0000 gcpmarketing 384 at http://www.louistepas.com 吉林快三 临海市 湖北省 钟祥市 大同市 兰溪市 湘潭市 松滋市 铁力市 彭州市 厦门市 宜春市 邹城市 彭州市 山东省 金昌市 平度市 海南省 双滦区 忻州市 葫芦岛市 十堰市 平度市 潞城市 临沂市 阜新市 普兰店市 汉川市 兴城市 都匀市 枣庄市 安达市 烟台市 高邮市 梅河口市 江油市 白银市 丰城市 孝义市 石首市 池州市 葫芦岛市 福建省 金华市 梅河口市 胶州市 上虞市 大石桥市 江阴市 吉首市 大庆市 铁力市 深州市 山西省 厦门市 项城市 永州市 原平市 明光市 耒阳市