Blachford Inc. Awarded PACCAR’s 10 PPM Quality Award for 3rd Year in a Row

For the 5th time in 6 years and 3rd year in a row, Blachford Incorporated (West Chicago, IL) has been named a recipient of PACCAR’s 10 PPM Quality Award.  Each year, this award is presented to PACCAR suppliers that complete a quality score of 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower. PACCAR’s Supplier Quality Manager, Pri Barman was on hand at Blachford last month to present the Senior Management team with the award. PACCAR is among the world’s largest manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks.  The company is made up of subsidiaries Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF, brands known worldwide for [...]

April 19th, 2022|

Blachford UK Ltd. to Exhibit at iVT Expo

A team from Blachford UK Ltd. will be exhibiting at the upcoming Industrial Vehicle Technology (iVT) Expo.  The 2022 Expo takes place in Cologne, Germany on June 29th and 30th.  Our Booth number is #2020.  According to the show's website, the iVT Expo showcases the latest and next-generation components and technologies in the industrial vehicle industry. For more information on the iVT Expo, please visit the show website at   About Blachford UK Ltd. Blachford UK Ltd. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products.  The facility in Chesterfield, UK [...]

April 13th, 2022|

Blachford Acoustics Group Acquires Milcut Inc.

Milcut Incorporated and Blachford Investments, Inc. are thrilled to announce that Blachford has purchased Milcut, effective March 7th, 2022. Blachford intends to retain all employees, and Milcut products will continue to be manufactured at the Menomonee Falls, WI location, and the company will still operate as Milcut. With this acquisition, Milcut will join the Blachford Acoustics Group, an industry leader in acoustic materials, molded headliners, and floor mats for heavy trucks, off-highway, and other industrial OEMs. Milcut’s current President, Carl Strohmaier, will stay on board full-time through the end of April, 2022 and will then transition to a consultant role. [...]

March 22nd, 2022|

Blachford Acoustics Group Acquires Assets & IP of Melet Fargo

Blachford AM Ltd. is excited to announce the acquisition of the manufacturing equipment and intellectual property of Melet Plastics Inc.’s (Melet) Fargo, North Dakota operations, effective March 7th, 2022. The acquired assets of Melet are being transitioned to Blachford AM Ltd.’s existing facility in Cambridge, Ontario. Melet is a significant supplier of natural fiber headliners, and their unique processes enable the cost-effective manufacturing of interior parts with integrated duct features for our customers. Blachford will operate out of the Fargo facility during the transition period to ensure continuity of supply to Melet’s former customers. A formal version of this press [...]

March 15th, 2022|

Blachford Celebrates 100 Years in Business By Giving Back

Blachford has prospered for 100 years!  To celebrate this milestone, and in support of the company’s commitment to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, owner and CEO John Blachford announced a major tree planting initiative in two parts: In the spring of 2022, Blachford will work with a local landscaper to plant a grove of indigenous, beneficial trees on the south east portion of its property on Royal Windsor Drive in Mississauga. Blachford has donated $25,000 CAD ($20,000 USD, £15,000) to the Forests Ontario 50 Million Tree Program, to plant 6,250 trees on indigenous land in Northern Ontario.   More details [...]

December 30th, 2021|

Blachford Donates $250,000 CAD To Fight Ovarian Cancer

After two of his employees lost their wives to ovarian cancer, John Blachford, CEO of Blachford, was determined to help. Ovarian cancer is an elusive and deadly disease, often only presenting symptoms in its most advanced stages. The company committed a gift of $250,000 CAD ($200,00 USD, £140,000) to the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation to create the Blachford Company Ovarian Cancer Research Award to help more women survive ovarian cancer. Read More: (English) (French)   Blachford's CEO and Owner, John Blachford, recently spoke with Tarah Schwartz (she/her) on the Health Matters podcast to discuss the [...]

December 22nd, 2021|

Acoustic Product Development: Working with Customers to Create Custom Solutions

While Blachford Acoustics Group offers a number of stock solutions to reduce noise issues in a wide array of products, where we truly shine is with our custom engineered acoustic solutions. And even though this has been our specialty since day one, we often get asked, “how do you develop custom acoustic solutions?” The answer is: each custom solution requires customized development, but it’s a process that can be boiled down into several key steps. The Interview Collaboration is the key to creating quality acoustic solutions to solve your noise issues, so all custom solutions begin with a discussion. Usually [...]

November 29th, 2021|

Blachford Acoustics Group Awarded 2021 ARPM Innovation Award

Last week at the ARPM (Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers) Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference, it was announced that Blachford Acoustics Group was awarded a 2021 ARPM Innovation Award for Employee Retention.  During our 100th year in business, Blachford was voted second place nationally in the industry regarding employee retention innovation. In our application for consideration of the award, our HR team broke down our benefit plans as well as highlighted some of the recent activities celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary.  The voters recognized Blachford to have some of the best benefits and strongest employee communication opportunities.  During the award [...]

November 16th, 2021|

Mike Pellegrini Promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Blachford Acoustics Group is pleased to announce that Mike Pellegrini has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Pellegrini rejoined the company in September of 2020 in the role of Sales Director for North America. Over the last 13 months, Mike has shown exemplary leadership and has assisted in steering the organization through unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a company-wide announcement, Blachford Acoustics Group President and COO, Matthew Taub applauded Pellegrini’s success in his short time back with the company.  The promotion was effective as of November 1st and we are confident Mike will continue to [...]

November 8th, 2021|

Conasorb™ Y

Conasorb™ Y Polyurethane (Ether) Foam Looking to reduce excess noise in your line of vehicles or appliances? Then look no further than Conasorb™ Y from Blachford Acoustics. This open cell polyurethane ether acoustical foam is a highly effective mid-frequency sound absorber. Available in an array of thicknesses and facings, Conasorb™ Y is the perfect solution to add performance and value to your products. TECHNICAL INFO: Typical Applications: Conasorb Y is a highly effective sound absorber; it is particularly effective in absorbing mid frequencies. It can be used as [...]

October 27th, 2021|

Conasorb™ M

Conasorb™ M Melamine When you’re searching for effective sound absorption that is also highly resistant to heat, you’ll find it with Conasorb™ M from Blachford Acoustics. Designed to withstand temperatures up 120 degrees Celsius, this open cell melamine foam product is perfect for engine compartments and other places where long-term heat resistance is required. Available in several foam thicknesses with reinforced or micro perforated foil facings. TECHNICAL INFO: Typical Applications: Conasorb M is an ideal sound absorber where exceptional heat resistance and low smoke and flammability values are [...]

October 27th, 2021|

Conasorb™ PE

Conasorb™ PE Polyester Fiber Searching for superior noise reduction for your products that is resistant to high temperatures and moisture? Conasorb™ PE from Blachford Acoustics provides this and more. Constructed from non-woven air land (horizontal) polyester fiber, this versatile sound reduction and thermal resistance solution can be used in multiple applications and provides superior heat resistance when compared to other products. TECHNICAL INFO: Typical Applications: Ideal for engine rooms, under decks, engine covers, and other applications where excellent heat, UV, and moisture resistance are important. Suitable as a [...]

October 27th, 2021|

Conasorb™ GL

Conasorb™ GL Fiberglass Created to provide both excellent thermal protection and superior noise reduction, Conasorb™ GL from Blachford Acoustics is the best of both worlds. Typically used railcars and engine compartments of commercial and construction vehicles, this product features a thick fiberglass layer protected by one of several impermeable facings that make it easy to mold and resistant to high temperatures. TECHNICAL INFO: Typical Applications: Conasorb™ GL is designed to provide thermal insulation and sound absorption in railcars and engine compartments of commercial and off-highway vehicles. The foil [...]

October 27th, 2021|

Conasorb™ PEPD

Conasorb™ PEPD Polydensity Polyester Fiber Designed to provide superior sound absorption inside engine compartments and heavy machinery cabs, Conasorb™ PEPD from Blachford Acoustics is perfect for commercial and off-highway vehicle applications. Typically one- to two-inches thick, this product features a vertically lapped polyester fiber absorber pressed between two compressed polyester fiber acoustical facings. These stiff facings provide the ability to hold the layer in place with clips instead of adhesive. TECHNICAL INFO: Typical Applications: Conasorb™ PEPD is designed for engine compartment and in-cab applications where high sound absorption [...]

October 27th, 2021|
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