Each type of rubber polymer has its own unique properties. Selecting the right rubber polymer material for your end-use application is critical in determining the custom rubber compound that will offer the best product performance.
Custom rubber mixers use many technologies and processes to help prevent undispersed materials and foreign particle contamination.
One such process is in-line gear pump straining, which improves final product quality by filtering contaminants during the mixing process.
Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer (EPDM) is a versatile polymer with outstanding ozone, weathering and aging resistance, making it ideal for use in outdoor applications.
EPDM polymers have good processability as well as good chemical and electrical properties. They exhibit very good physical properties even at very high filler loadings. These properties benefit a wide range of customers who use engineered elastomers in a broad range of applications.
When creating a rubber compound, the custom rubber mixer starts with a compound “recipe.” Recipes are developed to enhance or add to an elastomer’s inherent physical and chemical characteristics, then the recipe is mixed using precise weighments and advanced internal batch mixing technology into the final rubber compound.
LMI Custom Mixing invested $12 million in facility improvements that will allow it to meet long-term customer demands. Completed in June of 2017, the expansion added 50,000-square-feet of warehousing and storage, plant infrastructure upgrades and a third mixing line.