Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Opens Innovation Center at Global Headquarters

Press Release from Minnesota Rubber & Plastics - Now part of Trelleborg

Grand opening event unveiled the new facility which is set to offer an immersive design-prototype-test-build process for customers


MINNEAPOLIS   – June 3, 2022 –  Quadion LLC, d.b.a. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, a leading provider of highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions announced the opening of its state-of-the-art Innovation Center adjacent to the company’s corporate headquarters in Plymouth, Minn .  The new 9,000 sq. ft. innovation center will provide customers with direct access to some of the industry’s foremost materials scientists and engineers in an immersive design-prototype-test-build process. Whether customers engage in-person or online, the result will be the same: a game-changing engineer-to-engineer collaboration experience that helps to bring innovations to life faster.


“To say we – and our customers – are excited is an understatement. Just two weeks ago we announced the Innovation Center is ready to start accepting projects, and as of today, we have seven customers already using the Innovation center for key projects right now,” said Jay Ward, CEO of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics “With this center, a customer can walk in the door at the beginning of the week, and then leave that very same week with a fully functional, production-intent part. No one else can say that.”


“We’re already enjoying the limitless potential that a production intent process can bring to our customers,” said Karthik Viswanathan, vice president of product development at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. “By opening our doors officially, we are providing what our customers want, and we can deliver innovation and time/money savings to them in spades. Any geometry, any material can be dreamed up and created in our new Innovation Center – and very soon our customers and the industry will begin to reap the benefits of new products coming to the market faster.”


Minnesota Rubber & Plastics offers highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions for original equipment manufacturers globally. The company has built a strong reputation over the course of its 76-year history for designing, developing, manufacturing and assembling products for harsh environments, tight tolerances and technically demanding applications, including multi-material solutions and custom material formulations.


For more information about Minnesota Rubber & Plastics’ latest advances in materials science and also the company’s accelerating investments – such as the Innovation Center – please visit www.mnrubber.com.


About Minnesota Rubber and Plastics

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) is a leader in material compound development and the manufacturing of custom elastomeric and thermoplastic components. For 76 years, the company has built a reputation for consultative design services and successful production of “the tough parts.” With facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, MRP collaborates with customers to solve difficult sealing and component challenges across multiple markets. Capabilities include materials science and formulation, new product prototyping, operational excellence and supply chain consolidation. The company’s new Innovation Center provides its customers with direct access to materials science expertise and a fully integrated design-build-prototype-test process that enhances innovation and greatly accelerates product development. The company places emphasis on research and development and empowers its technicians to design, formulate, develop, and test a wide range of highly engineered materials and parts. For more information, please visit www.mnrubber.com.


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