Lean manufacturing is a method for minimizing waste in a manufacturing process without sacrificing productivity.
A cellular, or sponge rubber compound, is made up of raw materials found in most standard rubber compounds such as a base polymer, fillers and plasticizers as well as processing, antidegradant and curing additives. However, it also includes a blowing agent that creates a specific type of cellular structure within the rubber matrix during the curing process.
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.