Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has developed a thermally conductive elastomer that combines seemingly contradictory properties: It conducts heat well, but is also electrically insulating. FST is already testing initial applications for charging sockets, control units and batteries in electric vehicles.Read more
In the safety-driven natural gas industry, system leaks are a dangerous and costly issue. Residential gas meters and regulators, in particular, are at risk when crucial components such as diaphragms are not optimally designed and manufactured for the environment in which they will work.Read more
Silicone rubber has decades of field history in high temperature automotive uses, exterior glazing and fenestration, and other demanding applications, but is only recently being used for passive thermal insulation coatings on various subsea structures in oil and gas production.Read more
Processing promoters (additives) improve the efficiency of compound mixing and processing, and facilitate complex manufacturing processes.
Processing additives influence the whole production process, from compounding to the finishing of the rubber article.
Reactive extrusion is an attractive route for polymer processing to carry out various reactions, including polymerization, grafting, branching and functionalization. The extruder is like an ideal reactor for polymer chemical modification. Reactive extrusion is an economically attractive process, since the extrusion and processing are done in a single stage.Read more
Keltan 13561C was introduced as the premier EPDM grade for extruded seals. It has quickly become apparent that the unique combination of the grade’s characteristics makes this material one of the principal tools for other applications. The very high molecular weight and long chain controlled branching drive economical compounding and enhanced processing. Hose formulations can benefit from these characteristics.Read more