(*) Results of the DBD containing vulcanisate
could not be evaluated due to an experimental error
News of the new plant follows closely on the completion of the acquisition of the Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanisate
elastomer business from DSM.
The expansion is timely as thermoplastic vulcanisate
(TPV) material solutions are becoming more popular than ever, thanks to the material's unique balance of properties and benefits.
Good flexibility is maintained over their entire 30 to 80 Shore A hardness range and these products are cost competitive when replacing alternative medical grade TPE materials such as thermoplastic vulcanisate
(TPV) or olefinic-based thermoplastic elastomer (TEO).
Capacity for Sarlink, the thermoplastic vulcanisate
business which DSM currently has up for sale alongside its EPDM business, has been doubled with the official opening of a new production unit at Genk in Belgium.
They cover applications of rubber nanocomposites in automobiles, rubber nanocomposites for tire tread applications, nano-filled thermoplastic vulcanisates
in automotive applications, elastomer-clay nanocomposites with reference to their automobile applications and shape-memory properties, the role of ionic liquids in carbon nanotube-rubber composites, and nanotechnology-based textiles: a solution for the emerging automotive sector.
The cure properties of NBR/NR vulcanisates
containing different amounts of CNT are shown in Table 2.
Sombatsompop, "Dynamic mechanical properties of SBR and EPDM vulcanisates
filled with cryogenically pulverized flexible polyurethane foam particles," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol.
At the show the company will also launch a new series of styrenic block copolymer elastomers, which are said to exhibit performance comparable to that of the thermoplastic vulcanisates
(TPVs) widely used in window gaskets.
Perkalink 900, the proven anti-reversion agent, and Vulcuren, a curing agent for producing reversion-resistant vulcanisates
, are prominent examples of specialty tyre products from the Lanxess portfolio.
EPDM is touted to be a potential substitute for thermoplastic vulcanisates
(TPV) and thermoplastic olefins (TPO) and is expected to foster the global market growth.
EPDM, owing to its physical properties, has a number of applications in the automotive industry such as weather-stripping & seals, glass-run channel, radiator, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, plastic impact modification to be used in bumpers and hoods, thermoplastic vulcanisates
and motor oil additives.