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What is the Purpose of Vibration Isolation Pads?

Like many of the physical forces that we encounter every day, vibration is as abundant as they come. Whether it’s the vibrations in the air that create the sounds of our favorite tunes, or the natural rumble from a car engine, vibration is a key feature of the physical world around us. Yet, sometimes vibration is undesirable, and negatively affects the way we work and live day-to-day.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Fabreeka's First 100 Years

Much has changed over the last century. The sheer speed of human progress and innovation is enough to make your head spin, with advancements in areas like medicine, science, technology and engineering. Some of the greatest feats of mankind occurred in the last one hundred years with more exciting discoveries and milestones on the horizon.

Yet, no one entity is responsible for this rapid change. A multitude of great minds and companies came together to drive some of humanity's most impressive feats. To sustain such progress, everyone had to adapt. For Fabreeka, what started off as a conveyor belting company turned into an impressive portfolio of vibration and shock isolation solutions spanning across industries.

Since 1918, when six stakeholders founded the company on the premise of manufacturing conveyor belting, now Fabreeka is proud to boast a lineup stocked with milestones and growth. Here are some highlights: 

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How Thermal Break Material Helps Achieve LEED Certification

For any structural engineer, adhering to energy efficiency standards is an important piece in building and construction. Building standards and energy standards go hand in hand; over the years these standards evolved as requirements changed with them. Because of this change, many architects and engineers prioritize energy efficiency in their future building and construction plans.

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The History of Fabreeka and the Rail Industry

During the early 1930s, the idea for Fabreeka pads was conceived when Fabreeka Sales Manager William P. Brennan was asked by a friend of his in the railroad industry whether Fabreeka belting could reduce noise in passenger cars. Due to the noise generated by the steel wheels rolling on the steel rail, isolation was needed so passengers inside of the cars would not be bothered by the noise.

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The Story of Fabreeka: Part 1

The saying rings true: “Custom and innovative solutions designed and manufactured globally for over 100 years.” But before the tagline was even thought of, years of product development, strategic testing and successful implementation of shock control and vibration isolation products gave Fabreeka its place on the map.

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