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Our technical experts are amongst the best in the industry. The development of advanced rubber compounds requires precision, a deep understanding of the mechanical and chemical properties of the high grade raw materials employed, and a thorough understanding of application potential and customer requirements.
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Advanced Rubber Compounding
There are approx. 30 classes of organic elastomers on the market today, available in various grades. Our advanced rubber compounds use high grade raw materials as a starting point. Our experienced experts create an almost infinite range of combinations as they mix in reinforcements, additives, cross-linkers and plasticizers, depending upon the final attributes desired.
Each organic elastomer presents precise characteristics which makes them more suitable for specific applications. Some examples are:
- Natural (NR) and synthetic (IR) polysoprene, which exhibits exceptional mechanical properties and is ideal for dynamic uses.
- Polybutyl (IIR) has very low gas permeability.
- Ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPM) and ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymers (EPDM) have excellent properties of resistance to atmospheric agents and flexibility at low temperatures.
- Polychloroprene (CR) exhibits excellent balance between mechanical properties and chemical and weather resistance.
Advanced rubber compounds are used in applications that are exposed to tough working conditions such as:
- Pipes & sleeves
- Anti-vibration elements
- Rugs, belts, ribbons
- Rubberized fabrics
Rubber Application Matrix
HEXPOL’s rubber compounds can be used in a variety of different applications. Download our Application Matrix to see which compounds can fit your application.
Learn more about typical rubber polymers used by our Advanced Rubber Compunding team.
We work closely with our customers to ensure that only the most appropriate compounds are provided. To do this we employ in-depth chemical analysis as a starting point and follow-up technical support to our customers.
Tests are carried out on new compounds from both our own perspective and that of our customers, ensuring that the advanced compounds we develop satisfy all specific requirements.
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Sales Manager Compounding
Sales & Marketing Manager
Advanced Rubber Compounding, Europe and Asia
Thinking sustainably doesn’t just mean taking care of our natural resources – it also means taking care of people. Our R&D experts work tirelessly to ensure that every compound we develop meets the requirements of their intended application and our socio-environmental commitments.
Advanced Rubber Compounding Markets
HEXPOL Rubber Compounding is a leader in the field of advanced rubber compounding, with a global footprint of local production sites, ensuring your industrial needs are met.
You can also visit our Downloads page for more brochures and information.
HEXPOL Capabilities Brochure 2019
HEXPOL CPI Brochure
HEXPOL Outsourcing Brochure
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To learn more about how we can make a material difference in your business, contact our skilled staff representatives for more detailed information.