3M Preferred Converter, Authorized Distributor, and Converter of E-A-R products

Customized E-A-R & 3M Material Solutions

Rathbun offers both standard and customized solutions for your vibration dampingISOLOSS LS Foam for shock absorption, acoustic damping, and specialty 3M solutions such as thermal management and EMI needs. We serve major OEMs, Converters, Contract Manufacturers, as well as Distributors and re-sellers.
 
While Rathbun has a vast inventory of ready-made solutions that are in stock and ready to ship, more critically, as a Preferred Converters of 3M materials and authorized converters of E-A-R materials, we can provide customized solutions that are tailored to your unique application and performance requirements, including unusual and non-standard materials and products.
 
We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified and have been in the converting business for over 50 years.  Rathbun has the converting and fabrication capabilities to deliver customized products that match your exact specifications. We can die cut your E-A-R and 3M materials, punch holes, apply adhesives, and more, to give you truly custom solutions for any industry or application. Same-day prototyping is available for many projects.  
 
Request a quote on the standard or custom solutions you need, or contact Rathbun to learn more.


E-A-R Vibration Damping and Sound Solutions


Vibration Damping Solutions

Vibration damping materials are an effective method of eliminating vibrational energy in mechanical equipment and other industrial applications. Using vibration isolation methods is essential not only for noise control but to protect appliances and heavy equipment from instability and fatigue. Our custom vibration damping solutions are exclusively proprietary materials from E-A-R Aearo Technologies. These materials resolve both common and complex vibration issues and include die-cut grommets, flanges, gaskets, mounts, and other components. Sample and prototype sizes are available.


ISOLOSS LS Foam

A more value-driven alternative to Poron foam is E-A-R ISOLOSS polyurethane foam. The distinct combinations of these fine-celled, low compression-set, high-density polyurethane foams can be configured for an extensive amount of applications. ISOLOSS LS foam products offer remarkably low compression set and impressive resistance to collapse, as well as good impact absorption and vibration isolation properties.  These foams also exhibit excellent dimensional stability and low outgassing, with rigid thickness tolerances.  LS Foam is a perfect answer for gaskets and shock absorption.
 
These foam products are available to purchase in roll form and die-cut into different shapes and sizes. LS Foam can also be purchased with PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive). Because of Rathbun’s role as a 3M converter, virtually any PSA needed can be applied. High/low temp, high moisture, any special PSA application challenge can be solved. Our customers do not have to settle for “standard” PSA.  ISOLOSS LS foam’s lightweight and flexible properties, when combined with their durability and controlled compression attributes, allow for one-step application to resolve issues.
 
Rathbun is E-A-R’s ONLY specific custom source ISOLOSS LS Foam for specific-use cut parts from large master rolls of raw material. Challenge us with your demands. We offer Custom solutions from 10 to 10,000,000.


Acoustical Absorbers, Barriers, & Composites

Acoustic sound panels minimize noise and sound in commercial and industrial applications. Whether it’s soundproofing a room or reducing noise around machinery and equipment, we have a solution that meets your needs. We offer a selection of off-the-shelf and customized acoustic sound panels based on your application and size requirements, including acoustical absorbing foams, acoustical barriers, and acoustical foam/barrier composite materials.  
 

Customized E-A-R Vibration Damping Solutions

The E-A-R high-quality acoustic sound panels, vibration damping, and foam for applications including electronics, automotive, renewable energy, precision equipment, and other industrial applications. Thanks to our long-standing relationships with 3M and E-A-R we also provide several other advantages that our competitors can’t match. We provide customized solutions, based on custom drawings and designs that are tailored to your unique application and performance requirements. 
 
Rathbun is E-A-R’s ONLY specific custom source for specific-use cut parts from large master rolls of raw material. Challenge us with your designs. We provide custom solutions from 10 to 10,000,000.


Thermal Management Solutions

Thermal management solutions are also widely used in industrial applications. These materials protect electronics and other sensitive components from premature wear and failure caused by exposure to excessive heat. Rathbun is a key distributor and converter of 3M thermal materials and primarily non-silicone thermal solutions.


Thermal Management Solutions

Thermal management solutions control temperatures to protect sensitive devices and components from heat damage. We offer a wide selection of 3M thermal management solutions that provide superior conductivity, compression, and dielectric properties for a variety of applications including automotive batteries, electronics, mobile devices, power transistors, and much more. Our thermal management materials include, but are not limited to:
  • Thermally Conductive Interface pads
  • Epoxies
  • Thermally Conductive Tape
  • Non-silicone thermal pads


Customized 3M Thermal Solutions

While most suppliers provide only “standard” solutions, we have the converting and fabrication capabilities to deliver customized products that match your exact specifications. We can die cut your non-silicone thermal management materials and non-silicone thermal management tape, punch holes, apply adhesives, and more, to give you truly custom solutions for any industry or application. Same-day prototyping is available for many projects.
 
Request a quote today or contact us to discuss your project.
 

3M EMI Management Solutions

EMI and RFI shielding devices and tapes provide an effective way to shield devices from transmitting interference or from receiving it. EMI RFI shielding devices are utilized in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, electronics, medical device manufacturing and more. 3M EMI solutions are thin and specifically tailored to provide electromagnetic compatibility, shield or absorb electromagnetic current, ground sensitive electronic components and boards, cushion components, protect cables, and provide conductive properties. Some of the 3M electric shielding products we carry include:
  • EMI RFI Shielding Tapes
  • Mesh
  • Sleeves
  • Gaskets
  • Conductive Materials
  • Antistatic & High-Temperature Tapes
  • Innovative Absorbers
Request a quote on for your EMI RFI custom solutions you need, or contact Rathbun to learn more.


Why Choose Rathbun’s Solutions?

Rathbun may not be the only source for these types of products, but we are far and away the best. We not only offer the highest quality solutions, thanks to our long-standing relationships with 3M and E-A-R, we also provide a number of other advantages that our competitors can’t match.
  • Expertise: Rathbun has been in the converting business for over 50 years and is ISO 9001 Certified. We know what works for specific applications, what doesn’t, and why. Our team has extensive knowledge of our products and converting capabilities, and knows what questions to ask to help you find the right material and the right solution for your unique needs.
  • Inventory: In addition to the “greatest hits”—items that most anyone in our industry has in their inventory—we also offer a wide range of odd, unusual, and non-standard materials and products. It’s entirely possible that a product you’ve never heard of is actually the perfect option for your application—and Rathbun is here to help you find it! We can also provide sample pieces for testing and related uses.
  • Converting: While most suppliers provide only “standard” solutions, we have the converting and fabrication capabilities to deliver customized products that match your exact specifications. We can die cut 3M and E-A-R materials, punch holes, apply adhesives, and more, to give you truly custom solutions for any industry or application. Same-day prototyping is available for many projects. Rathbun is the world’s largest distributor and converter of 3M thermal materials.
 

Contact Us for the Solutions You Need 

From medical devices and computer hard drives to LED lighting fixtures, speaker cabinets, and more, Rathbun can deliver the perfect standard or custom solution for any application. You can count on us to deliver premium quality products at competitive prices, as well as providing short lead times to our valued customers.
 
Request a quote today or contact us to discuss your project.