Mallory Marine Improves Bellows Through R&D Program

Mallory Marine, Cleveland, OH, has announced the completion of a two-year research and development project focused on improving its replacement bellows. The project involved the development of tooling and proprietary rubber compounds to enhance the performance and durability of its replacement bellows for MerCruiser, OMC, and Volvo Penta applications.

“This project originated as a result of a production batch of bellows,” explains Jim Self, Director of Mallory Marine. “We started to see some unusual problems in the field, and when we couldn't get a satisfactory resolution, we decided it was time to invest and take complete control in the manufacturing of these critical parts. We feel this investment was critical to our reputation of quality and will help strengthen our position in the market place.”  

After two years of working with some of the world's leading experts in rubber compounding and a six-figure investment in tooling, Mallory Marine now confident it has a product that will exceed its customer's expectations.

“There are several key advantages for our new parts,” says Self. “Our testing has shown we have better tensile strength in our rubber, better UV and ozone resistance, and improved pliability for easier installation. We have been shipping these new bellows for several months now and the customer feedback has been fantastic. These products are available for immediate shipment.”   

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