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Rubber Consultants can assist with all
aspects of mixing, compounding and processing of rubber.
Rubber Consultants has the expertise to
select the most appropriate polymer, including fluoroelastomers, HNBR and
silicone, to meet service demands.
It can provide formulations for:
- specific methods of manufacture
- physical properties or specifications,
for example strength, heat resistance, compression set, abrasion resistance
- specific service conditions such as oil
exposure and dynamic loads
Formulations can be designed by
statistical experimentation with interpretation of the results. Assistance can
also be provided in evaluating and developing mixing processes and downstream
processing procedures. This capability extends to thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).
Rubber Consultants can:
- supply compound for pre-production
- carry out prototyping and small-scale
Rubber Consultants' extensive facilities
include a range of mixers and mills, calenders, extruders, injection moulding
machines, autoclaves and presses.
Rubber Consultants also offers consultancy
services in the following aspects of elastomer technology, including contract
- Thermoplastic elastomers
- Material properties
- Latex research
The recognized expertise of Rubber
Consultants' scientists has enabled it to conduct successfully contract research
over a wide range of topics allowing clients to further their R&D programmes.
This expertise includes experience in running large internationally-funded
The keynote is flexibility; contracts are
often drawn up as phased programmes with interaction to determine the transition
from one phase to another or redefinition of the later phases as appropriate.
The benefits found by clients include:
- expert assistance in devising the
programme of work
- access to a wide range of skills
- availability of a wide range of
measuring and characterization techniques
The services of Rubber Consultants
are particularly suitable for clients wishing to out-source all or part
of their R&D effort.