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Industries Served

F. Carl Porter founded New Process Fibre in 1927 based on an innovative idea: to process cotton paper into tough, resilient vulcanized fiber at far lower costs than were available at the time.

StampingSince then, our family-run business has expanded to include fabrication of virtually any non-metallic material. Our in-house manufacturing capabilities are at the center of our operation; we create our own tooling and extrude our own thermoplastics, making us a one-stop shop.

Throughout our history, we have provided custom parts for industries ranging from appliances and furniture to aerospace and the U.S. military. We are proud to continue serving clients with the same dedication and quality our name has come to represent over the past decades — with customers representing industries from every sector.

To read more about the industries we serve, click to expand the sections below.

 

Aerospace and Military

Few industries require more precision, accuracy, and repeatability than the aerospace and military sectors. Spacers and custom parts from New Process provide excellent performance in demanding conditions, offering resistance to oil, water, chemicals, and wide temperature swings. The flexibility of materials like Teflon™ PTFE allows them to be stamped and finished to the industry’s tightest tolerances.

We are ITAR registered to offer the finest quality aerospace and military components, with applications including:

  • Fasteners
  • Safety helmet components
  • Airframes
  • Avionics
  • Engine components
  • Flight control systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Aircraft interior trim

Automotive

Use of non-metal parts for automotive applications is rapidly increasing, including the utilization of high precision custom gaskets, end laminations for motor components, and versatile washers. Automotive parts must endure difficult conditions and meet stringent quality standards; our parts are available in oil- and water-resistant materials to prevent corrosion and withstand temperature changes in the toughest environments.

Specific applications include:

  • Engine compartments
  • Stator, armature, and rotor components
  • Gasoline motor exhaust
  • Fenders
  • Airbag systems
  • Brake systems

Consumer and Kitchen Appliances

Custom stamped discs, spacers, tags, and end laminations are heavily utilized for consumer and kitchen appliances. New Process manufactures parts featuring excellent thermal insulation and chemical resistance, allowing them to withstand corrosive materials, electricity, and temperatures up to 600°F.  With our custom parts, appliances achieve increased strength and longevity, including resistance to water and oil as well as internal protection against food particles.

Our parts serve applications such as:

  • Table leg anti-wobble shim
  • Household appliances
  • Refrigerator door spacers
  • A/C units
  • Dishwashers
  • Washer and dryers
  • Food processors and blenders
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Vacuum cleaner canisters
  • Air purifiers
  • Merchandise tags

Electronic and Electrical Insulation

Our custom-stamped gaskets and insulators lead the industry in electrical protection. Teflon™ PTFE and other insulators meet or exceed the insulating properties required for electronics and electrical applications, as well as offer exceptional chemical resistance, strength, stability, and resistance to vibration in virtually any operating temperature. We produce custom insulation for the following applications and more:

  • Electrical insulation components
  • Transformers
  • Heat sealing
  • Motor and switch insulation
  • Electrical switch components
  • Lighting components
  • Terminal boards
  • Circuit breaker parts

Fasteners

For maximum accuracy and endurance, custom fasteners must be produced with uniform quality and precision.

We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, stamping custom-designed military fasteners from premium non-metallic materials. We can produce nearly any custom shape, and our stamping equipment works at tight tolerances to meet or exceed all Mil-Spec standards.

Furniture

Our custom discs, washers, and other non-metallic parts provide protection to help furniture last a lifetime.

Washers distribute the pressure of bolts to prevent material damage and excessive wear; the components also hold screws and bolts in place for desks, tables, chairs, sofas, recliners, and more. Non-metallic discs and custom parts help furniture resist vibration, corrosion, thermal expansion and contraction, and threading damage.

Materials and Equipment

While we began by specializing in vulcanized fiber, our selection of materials has grown to include the industry’s toughest and most versatile materials, including:

  • Acetal
  • Buckfab
  • Delrin®
  • Epoxy Glass
  • Fish Paper
  • Mylar®
  • Nomex®
  • Nylatron®
  • Nylon MDS
  • Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6
  • Phenolic
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Teflon™ PTFE
  • PEEK®
  • PVC
  • UHMW
  • Ultem®
  • Vulcanized Fibre

 

Power Tools

Precise, repeatable, and cost-effective gaskets and washers provide valuable protection for electronic power tools by maximizing performance and longevity while shielding the units from fluid and debris.

Our custom gaskets and washers resist water, oil, corrosion, and heat while maintaining an extremely low coefficient of friction. Power tools with New Process parts work at peak performance levels in the most challenging industrial conditions.

Plumbing

Washers are ubiquitous in plumbing applications such as fixtures and sprinkler systems. While plumbers heavily use metal washers, non-metal alternatives offer the same protection and performance at lower costs.

Materials such as Nylon 6 and Teflon™ PTFE provide excellent resistance to water, wear, corrosion, and large temperature changes. Non-metallic washers and custom parts can also be constructed with other fibers to improve their mechanical properties whenever necessary.

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The outstanding quality of our work is made possible by our fleet of industry-leading equipment. We maintain 75 punch presses, including 14 high-speed presses, to fulfill orders of virtually any size or scope. Our facility contains over 8,000 washer dies, with our own die-sets manufactured entirely in-house. With this machinery, outsourcing is never necessary — creating the industry’s fastest turnaround times for low and high volume orders alike.

To find out more about our fabrication services and the industries we serve, contact us today.