Mar 14, 2023
Bruggemann, a company specializing in polymer additives, has introduced a new technology that was recently featured in Rubber World. This innovation combines two additives, TP 1862 and LP21-103, to create a rubber-to-metal adhesive that eliminates the need for resorc[…]
Feb 14, 2023
Carbon black is a reinforcement and performance additive for plastic and rubber compounds to improve resilience, strength, and conductivity of end products. Escalating prices for carbon black oil, a primary element of carbon black, has made the filler more expensive […]
Jan 16, 2023
Phenolic resins are used to tackify, reinforce or help cure rubber compounds. They are known for their heat resistance, hardness, dimensional stability, and chemical and electrical resistance.
What are Phenolic Resins?
Phenolic resins are a type of thermoset polyme[…]
Oct 28, 2022
Rubber roller manufacturers in North America are now using one-step processes to bond rubber covers to the roller cores. DuPont THIXON™ and MEGUM™ adhesives retain their performance in high temperatures and severe applications and work for a variety of different elas[…]
May 31, 2022
Composite parts and components are tricky because two different materials must successfully bond together and stay that way in challenging applications. Metals, elastomers and plastics have very different physical and performance properties. No matter what materials […]
Apr 28, 2022
Environmental consciousness is increasing the demand for electronic vehicle sales, and Gartner now predicts 6 million will be shipped this year, up from 2 million last year. That’s great for auto and aircraft manufacturers. However, corporate sustainability goals are[…]
Mar 28, 2022
Rubber to substrate bonding (RTSB) is common in many industries, including automotive and medical. Successful bonding depends on selecting the right adhesive.
You spend a good amount of time selecting and purchasing the best RTSB material for your application. How[…]
Nov 12, 2020
With the average age of the population increasing steadily, manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep up with the rising demand for medical devices. In response to the ever-increasing demand, Wacker developed its SILPURAN® product line. SILPURAN silicone elastom[…]
Aug 27, 2020
For many industries like automotive, aerospace and medical, it is imperative that products perform as expected, can withstand demanding conditions and be molded within tight tolerances. Because of this, manufacturers are turning to long-lasting, durable materials lik[…]