Rubber Compound Development
A strong core competency of ours is rubber formulation development. Coming up with the right recipe or “rubber formula” is the critical starting point in providing best in class rubber parts.
Our in house Chemists work to develop a formulation that satisfies all customer requirements, is highly processable and is cost effective.
NSF 61/FDA Compounds
We have compounds capable of satisfying NSF 61 requirements for potable water. We also routinely produce FDA compliant compounds for food service and other uses. This includes non-black rubber compounds which we can custom match to just about any color.
Hot Water Chloramines
With today’s type of potable water purification techniques, resistance to Chloromines in water at elevated temperatures is critical. Compounds not designed to withstand this harsh environment will swell excessively and eventually deteriorate. We have proven compounds that are perfect for these applications.
ASTM Material Testing
We routinely develop and test compounds to meet ASTM material callouts. Gas and oil swell, low and high temperature resistance, ozone and UV resistance are just some of the examples of the testing we do.
Batch to Batch Consistency
All customers want a high level of confidence that every lot of parts received will perform the same. To accomplish this, our internal controls include the following:
- Computerized ingredient weigh system
- Ingredient bar coding
- Mixing process monitoring for all variables
- Lab testing for each batch of rubber mixed, customized as required
- Complete lot to lot and part traceability
- Material certification
- Partnership with outside independent lab to test and certify as required
Custom Mixing of Rubber
Critical to our success is the ability to mix rubber compounds in house. Our staff of chemists and engineers will work as a team in establishing mixing processes that will yield very consistent batch to batch reliability. It is clear to us that in house mixing is a key tool in the process refinement of our compounds. We aren’t satisfied until our materials are capable of molding zero defects and processing efficiently. With the extensive library of rubber formulas on hand you can be certain that we will choose the best compound for your application.
Custom Color Matching
To complement our custom mixing capabilities we also offer custom color matching. We can produce a pure white compound or just about any color you can imagine. Whether you provide us with a Pantone or RAL number, or simply a sample part. Either way we can give you the match you need and in production can guarantee that the color will be the same each time.