P-80® Grip-it eases the installation of foam grips

P-80® Grip-it Quick-Drying Hose Lubricant is a unique assembly aid formulated to provide temporary lubrication making rubber easy to install, remove, or manipulate. P-80 Grip-it provides enough lubricity for assembly when wet, but because it does not contain silicone or other persistent ingredients, the slipping action goes away and dries tacky to help the part stay in place ─ making it a perfect lubricant for foam grip installation.

Custom foam grip manufacturer EEZER®, recommends P-80 Grip-it for foam grip assembly and has created a video of the assembly.

P-80 Grip-it dries quickly to allow the natural tight fit of rubber or foam to return. Although P-80 Grip-it does not contain an adhesive, when it dry it provides resistance that helps keep parts in place.

P-80 lubricants are available in industrial and incidental food contact (IFC) formulas for a wide range of assembly applications and manufacturing involving rubber and soft plastic parts.

All of IPC’s products are Made in the U.S.A. and are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors. For more information or free samples, visit www.ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

P-80Emulsion_1&4ltrInternational Products Corporation (IPC) received the SP Award for Demonstrating Environmental Innovation in the Manufacturing Process for its environmentally friendly P-80® Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants, which provide a safe and easy way to improve assembly operations. IPC’s P-80® products are water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, and easy to dispose of. The P-80® lubricants help companies in the automotive and other industries globally to reduce part breakage or failure, prolong part life, reduce worker injuries and reduce their environmental impact.

P-80® lubricants provide a high degree of lubricity when wet, but because they do not contain silicon or other persistent ingredients, once dry the slipping action goes away.  P-80® lubricants are also free of petroleum distillates, so they will not dry, crack or otherwise harm rubber parts.  P-80® lubricants are compatible with most metals, plastics and natural and synthetic elastomers.

International Products Corporation (IPC) is committed to improving the environment. Unlike many other lubricants, P-80® products are water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, and easy to dispose of.  P-80® is NFPA-rated at 0-0-0.  Most of the products are biodegradable.  Spills can be cleaned up with a cloth or sponge. Soap and water will remove P-80® from hands or clothing.  All P-80 products undergo full health and safety testing by independent laboratories and test data is available upon request.

The award presentation took place at the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) first annual membership awards at an evening reception on June 26 as part of the first Summit on Accelerating Innovation hosted at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI. 

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an innovative collaboration between automobile manufacturers, their suppliers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  SP members work together to identify and implement creative projects and programs that will advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain through strategic action and engagement.

Founded in 1923, IPC specializes in the manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly temporary assembly lubricants and precision cleaners at their ISO 9001-Certified facility in Burlington, New Jersey.  Their state-of-the-art manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing facility is equipped with an on-site laboratory for analytical work and consultation on assembly and cleaning processes. 

All of IPC’s products are Made in the U.S.A. and are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors.  For more information or free samples, visit http://www.ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

IPC committed to manufacturing in the USA

bct3International Products Corporation was featured in article published in a local newspaper (Burlington County Times) that discusses their continued commitment to manufacture quality cleaners and P-80 temporary assembly lubricants in their USA facility.

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — While some companies are crowing about bringing manufacturing back to the USA, others — specifically some small manufacturing firms in New Jersey — never left. In fact, they continue to defy the odds and not only survive but thrive.

Ask Kathy Wyrofsky, president of the International Products Corp.

The company, which has fewer than 50 employees, makes specialty cleaners and temporary assembly lubricants in a 20,000-square-foot building in an industrial park in Burlington Township.bct4

IPC, as it’s commonly known, has been around since 1923. Wyrofsky’s father, Charles Granito Sr., who’s now 75, took over the company from investors in 1980 and moved it from Trenton to Burlington Township in 1990.

“There are a lot of challenges to being a small business and a manufacturer and exporter today,” Wyrofsky said. “The competition from overseas is difficult. But I believe high quality products are recognized worldwide. I think we can be competitive and we are competitive, and if you watch your costs and promote well, you can do business all over the world.”

Her company has proven that, Wyrofsky said.

IPC makes the cleaners and lubricants with a line of what it calls environmentally friendly aqueous chemicals that are used in industrial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food processing and laboratory cleaning applications.bct2

Using raw materials found here in the United States enables the company to produce “high-quality products that I believe are recognized worldwide,” she said.

Wyrofsky, who wouldn’t discuss revenue for the privately held company or name any IPC customers, did say major car manufacturers use the cleaning product.

The work force is small, but company officials said the turnover is low.

“These are great jobs,” said mechanical engineer Charles Granito Jr., Wyrofsky’s brother and a company executive. “You are making a great product.”

Specialization and quality seem to be the theme of New Jersey manufacturers’ survival.

“In all, New Jersey manufacturers still employ 247,000 workers and indirectly provide jobs for tens of thousands more,” said Philip Kirschner, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

Granito put it this way.

“We are very customer-driven,” said the Moorestown resident. “We want to make sure the customers get the product as soon as possible.”

Wyrofsky said their family-run company is very aware of the need to stay competitive overseas.

bct1In 1984, IPC opened IPCW Inc. a subsidiary operating in London to distribute IPC product throughout Europe. IPC also has distributors in China, India, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, the company said.

“U.S. manufacturers are getting a lot of respect,” Wyrofsky said, noting that IPC took part in “Made in New Jersey,” an event sponsored by NJBIA in Trenton this spring.

NJBIA’s Kirschner was optimistic about the outlook for manufacturers such as IPC in New Jersey.

“Manufacturing is still 10 percent of the New Jersey economy,” Kirschner said. “It employs a quarter of a million people … and another 150,000 people in industries related to manufacturing. Manufacturing has really grown and stabilized here in the state of New Jersey, and we think it’s an industry that should be paid more attention to and (that) will bring more dividends to the state’s economy.”

All of IPC’s products are manufactured in Burlington New Jersey and are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors. For more information or free samples, visit http://www.ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

International Products Corporation Exhibits at Made In New Jersey Day

International Products Corporation (IPC) was one of 28 hand-picked exhibitors at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) sponsored “Made in New Jersey Day” held on March 21, 2013 at the State House in Trenton, NJ.

Judy Shapiro, Sales and Marketing representative and IPC President, Kathy Wyrofsky display products manufactured by company.

Judy Shapiro, Sales and Marketing representative and IPC President, Kathy Wyrofsky display products manufactured by company.

NJBIA’s Made in New Jersey Day is a celebration of New Jersey’s manufacturing industry, featuring 28 manufacturers from throughout the state displaying their products in the halls of the State Capitol. This event provides local manufacturers the opportunity to highlight the contributions manufacturing makes to the state’s economy. Participants are able to engage in meaningful discussions with other NJ based manufacturers, state legislative leaders and policy makers, and the news media.  “It’s always interesting to see what other companies are making in New Jersey and to discuss their successes and challenges. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss State business policy with legislators one-on-one.” says President, Kathy Wyrofsky, who attended this year.

About International Products Corporation:
Founded in 1923, IPC specializes in the manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly temporary assembly lubricants and precision cleaners at their ISO 9001-Certified facility in Burlington, New Jersey. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing facility is equipped with an on-site laboratory for analytical work and consultation on assembly and cleaning processes.

All of IPC’s products are manufactured in Burlington New Jersey and are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors. For more information or free samples, visit http://www.ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.

Best Practices Research Report for Automotive Assembly Lubricants

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive assembly lubricants market, Frost & Sullivan, an independent global research organization, awarded International Products Corporation (IPC) with the 2012 North American Product Leadership Award in Automotive Assembly Lubricants for its line of P-80® temporary assembly lubricants.

Many industries rely heavily on natural and synthetic rubber.  The slip resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, remove or manipulate.  The installation of rubber components can take up considerable time on the assembly line.  Improper alignment or installation may lead to a reduction in the life-cycle of the component and result in inherent safety issues.  Ergonomics and worker safety are also concerns.  There are many assembly applications that can benefit from reduced friction and increased safety including, but not limited to, the installation of belts, bumpers, seals, gaskets, grommets, bushings, O-rings, tires and hoses.

Frost & Sullivan used the following criteria to evaluate P-80®’s performance versus that of key competitive products:

  • Product Features / Functionality
  • Innovative Elements of the Product
  • Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
  • Customer Value Enhancements
  • Product Quality

The results of the study indicated that P-80® ranked highest in every category  P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants reduce assembly time and part failure, while increasing safety.

P-80® can be used to:

  • Reduce installation force
  • Achieve closer fits
  • Increase production rates
  • Improve product performance
  • Reduce rejects
  • Avoid slippage related injuries

The detailed report can be downloaded at www.ipcol.com/pdfs/FSAWARD.pdf.  Email me to send you a hard copy of this report at mchristian@ipcol.com.

IPC Offers New 1 Liter Size of P-80(r) Emulsion IFC

IPC Offers New 1 Liter Size of P-80(r) Emulsion IFC.

IPC Offers New 1 Liter Size of P-80(r) Emulsion IFC

International Products Corporation’s (IPC) P-80® Emulsion IFC (Incidental Food Contact) formula is now available in 1-liter containers and will be sold in cases of 12.   This new package size is in addition to the currently offered range of sizes for P-80 Emulsion IFC, spanning from tubes to drums.

Bottle features include:

  • Easy-to-use and store shape
  • Strong construction and cap induction seal to reduce the chance of in-transit damage
  • Global metric sizing
  • Detailed product information
  • Spray top available

P-80® lubricants provide temporary lubrication that ease assembly of tight-fitting components such as o-rings, hoses, seals, grommets, bushings, grips and many other parts.  By reducing the force needed for assembly, P-80® products help speed production while lowering the incidence of damaged parts and injury to workers.  P-80® lubricants are widely used in the food and beverage, medical device manufacturing, automotive, appliance, and pump industries, and are compatible with elastomers, metals and most plastics.

P-80® Emulsion IFC has similar lubricating properties to industrial P-80® Emulsion, is NSF registered as an H1 lubricant, and meets FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570, allowing for its use in incidental food contact applications.  Pricing can be found online at www.ipcol.com.

About International Products Corporation:
Founded in 1923, IPC specializes in the manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly temporary assembly lubricants and precision cleaners at their ISO 9001-Certified facility in Burlington, New Jersey.  Their state-of-the-art manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing facility is equipped with an on-site laboratory for analytical work and provides free consultation on your assembly and cleaning processes.

All of IPC’s products are Made in the USA and are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors.  For more information or free samples, visit http://www.ipcol.com or call 609-386-8770.  Contact me with your comments or questions at mchrstian@ipcol.com.