GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Elastomers and Rubber Materials. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing elastomer and rubber material design?
20 answers
Answers:
Applications for which thermoplastic elastomers are replacing thermoset rubbers include seals, gaskets, hoses, flexible tubing, coated fabrics, boots on steering columns, sheeting, weatherstripping, conveyor belting, and air ducts in automobiles.
~Shamshad Khalid Ansari A, Engineering Consultant, Karachi, Pakistan
My impression is achieving a rubber material with well properties and no need of vulcanisation or small time of vulcanisation with high stability. Also will have high influence the silicon as far as can be an economical product.
~Ernesto Avedillo, Engineer, Barcelona, Spain
New technologies have helped to get the desired properties by choosing the right material or combination of materials.
~Manufacturing, Coimbatore, India
The manufacturers use different rubber compound to achieve better performance for the final product.
~PHILIP S, PORT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, ATHENS, GREECE
To increase mechanical properties of plastics. Overmolding for soft grip, abrasion resistance.
~Arturo T, Engineering Consultant, Houston, TX
In recent years we have seen improvements in wear resistance, lubricity and temperature range.
~Allen N, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
FEA analysis in dynamic strass or long time behaviour. 3 D pinter for elastomer in big size
~Hiroshi Shimizu, Engineering Consultant, Tokyo, Japan
Carbon nano tubes and surface treated mineral filler (both nano and larger size)
~Lars L, Research & Development, Ry, Denmark
TPE developments micro injection molding client specified formulation
~Niels Van der Stappen, Engineering Consultant, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Permeability, strength and integration with cutting-edge technologies
~Research & Development, Irvine, CA
New Thermoplastic rubbers such as TPV(Thermoplastic vulcanizates)
~JM FP, Marketing/Sales, S. Fruitos Bages, Spain
PL INFORM IF APPLY IN MOTOR CYCLE PARTS MANUFACTURING
~HANIF ARFANI, Design Engineer, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
We have not any technolog . we are only purchser.
~HASMUKH MEHTA, Engineer, AHMEDABAD, INDIA
Colour retention and fastness. Reusability
~SUBRAHMANIAN V, Faculty/Staff, CHENNAI, INDIA
Extruding and vulcanization
~OMER S, General Management, BURSA, TURKEY
Weight, physical properties
~Dave O, Technical Sales Engineering and Consultant, Detroit, MI
Twin screw extrusion system
~Subrat Kumar S, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
Regulations and approvals
~Research & Development, Denmark
Anti aging/UV proof
~Jajang Ridwan K., Technical Support, Jakarta, Indonesia
Nano technology
~Eig E, Technical Support, Melksham, UK

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative elastomers and rubber materials?
22 answers
Answers:
As per my knowledge, our vendor purchases " PU" materials from Dow.
~HASMUKH MEHTA, Engineer, AHMEDABAD, INDIA
It seems that Dupont, Dow, 3P and Dyneon are leading the innovation.
~Allen N, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
IRM - India Taihong - China Marine Fenders International - USA
~PHILIP S, PORT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, ATHENS, GREECE
Freudenberg of Germany & NOK of Japan
~Venkatesh H, AGM Vendor Development, Mohali ,India, India
Tipco asphalt (for road users only)
~Promma T, Engineer, Department of Highways , Thailand., Sing buri, Thailand
Lanxess, Dupont, Dow chemical
~Manufacturing, Coimbatore, India
Engineered Resin compounders
~Dave O, Technical Sales Engineering and Consultant, Detroit, MI
We are off caurse :-)
~Lars L, Research & Development, Ry, Denmark
Teknor Apex GLS RPT
~Arturo T, Engineering Consultant, Houston, TX
Zeon - kumho - eni
~OMER S, General Management, BURSA, TURKEY
Dow Corning Wacker
~Niels Van der Stappen, Engineering Consultant, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dow Chemicals - USA
~Shamshad Khalid Ansari A, Engineering Consultant, Karachi, Pakistan
Lubrizol monsanto
~Gianfranco Germani, Research & Development, Milano, Italy
Dupont and DSM
~JM FP, Marketing/Sales, S. Fruitos Bages, Spain
AVK GUMMI A/S
~Research & Development, Denmark
Dow Chemicals
~Ernesto Avedillo, Engineer, Barcelona, Spain
INOAC JAPAN.
~HANIF ARFANI, Design Engineer, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
Du Pont,
~SUBRAHMANIAN V, Faculty/Staff, CHENNAI, INDIA
Dupont
~Jajang Ridwan K., Technical Support, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dupont
~Research & Development, Irvine, CA
Dupon
~Hiroshi Shimizu, Engineering Consultant, Tokyo, Japan
GE
~Vivek V, General Management, Pune, India

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