American Flexible Products Chooses Paperless Parts for Enhanced Quoting & Cybersecurity in Evolving Market

October 17, 2023

Twin Cities-based flexible material converter AFP invests in the leading quoting & estimating platform for custom manufacturers, Paperless Parts.

Chaska, MNAmerican Flexible Products (AFP), a renowned custom gasket manufacturer, today announced its strategic collaboration with Paperless Parts, a cutting-edge quoting and estimating platform designed for custom part manufacturers.

As an industry leader, AFP has a long-standing drive to remain at the forefront of technological advancements. The company delivers solutions to a wide range of industries, from defense, electronics and enclosures, to thermal management and HVAC. AFP’s dedication to being a cutting-edge custom gasket manufacturer has propelled them to Preferred Converter status for industry giants like 3M, Rogers Poron, and Bisco Silicone.

AFP’s decision to partner with Paperless Parts is driven by their dedication to improving the customer experience. The company recognizes the evolving demands of the market and the need for quicker quote turnaround times. By leveraging Paperless Parts, AFP will provide its customers with unparalleled accuracy, consistency, and fair-market pricing, setting a new standard in responsiveness and reliability.

Paperless Parts will also play a critical role in upskilling AFP’s workforce to deliver on that standard. “We take immense pride in being a 100% employee-owned company,” said Carla Mathiason, CEO at AFP. “As we grow, we aim to train and promote from within. Paperless Parts will allow us to accomplish this, empowering our customer service, sales, and estimating teams with the visibility and consistency they need to grow their areas of expertise.”

A key factor in selecting Paperless Parts was AFP’s ongoing journey towards achieving compliance with CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). Many of AFP’s customers operate in industries requiring stringent security measures, and the partnership with Paperless Parts ensures that AFP can trust the security of their information while also fueling growth in these sectors.

“Accuracy and consistency in quoting are crucial for our customers,” added Mathiason. “With Paperless Parts, we can deliver quotes that meet and exceed their expectations. This partnership is a significant step towards our vision of becoming an even more capable and customer-centric organization.”

Jason Ray, Co-Founder & CEO of Paperless Parts, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership: “AFP’s commitment to excellence and innovation aligns perfectly with our mission at Paperless Parts. We’re excited to support their growth and help them continue to lead the industry.”

About American Flexible Products

American Flexible Products (AFP) is a 100% employee-owned company specializing in custom gasket manufacturing, utilizing foam, sponge, rubber, EMI RFI shielding, and many other flexible materials. They support OEMs and Job Shops in a wide variety of industries throughout the entire US. With a reputation for excellence, innovation, and industry leadership, AFP serves a diverse range of customers, from industry giants to small businesses. AFP is poised for strategic growth with the recent expansion of its facilities to 65,000 square feet, featuring state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. They are committed to staying at the forefront of trends such as CMMC, ITAR, and AS9100 while also embracing emerging fields like artificial intelligence and big data centers. For more information, please visit

About Paperless Parts

Paperless Parts is the industry-leading technology platform for manufacturing quoting and estimating. Explicitly designed for job shop manufacturers, Paperless Parts streamlines the RFQ-to-cash cycle by identifying manufacturability issues, creating accurate quotes, and processing orders. By revolutionizing how shops communicate with buyers and providing real-time analytics for informed decision-making, Paperless Parts helps manufacturers generate more accurate quotes efficiently with ITAR-compliant RFQ forms and platform features focused on keeping information secure. For more information about Paperless Parts, please visit

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