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MATERIAL DATA

RUBBER MATERIALS / ELASTOMER TYPES

Meadex works with a vast range of materials. Environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, exposure to oils, fluids and chemicals, combined with physical requirements such as strength, flexibility and impact resistance will all help determine the most appropriate material to use.

Below you will find a list of the most common materials that we use and a Summary Datasheet.

MATERIAL DATABASE FOR COMPATABILITY AND RESISTANCE

This page allows you to enter the chemicals or gases for the working environment and rates ther materials operation. Very useful for engineering applications and it compares over 200 chemicals / gasses.

MATERIAL DATABASE

MATERIAL DATA SHEET FOR MOST COMMON RUBBER MOULDINGS.

This is simple guideline for material properties. Can be printed onto single A4 for reference.

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THERMO PLASTIC ELASTOMERS (TPE)

Thermo Plastic Elastomers (TPE) are a range of polymers than can be moulded or extruded like a plastic when over their melt temperature, but exhibit properties of thermoset rubber.

The advantage of using TPE over thermoset rubber is that it can be easily re-moulded and re-worked whereas rubber cannot. TPE can be soft, stretchy and flexible or hard and rigid depending on the mix of compounds used.

MRM has experience moulding the following TPE's using tooling with a clamping force of 20 to 320 TONNES:-

RECYCLED MATERIALS

ADVANTAGES OF USING RECYCLED MATERIALS

The most efficient recycled mix can be above 97% recycled material, this depends on the final application.

These new polymers have supported our customers requirements to increase their consumption of recycled materials over the last 5 years.

We envisage a greater requirement for these polymers over the years as more customer become environmentally aware of their consumption of raw materials / products. Design of tooling and knowledge of materials is critical to service this requirement. We are now developing moulds to last for the next 10 years plus where we anticipate a increase in the use of such polymers. We strongly believe this is the future and a sustainable advantage.

We have the ability to modify existing moulds to accomodate such polymers.

RENEWABLE MATERIALS. **** CORN !!! *****

We now offer materials grown from Corn !

We are currently supplying schools with rulers / pencil cases where the material is corn based !

Please contact us to know more !

COMPLETE POLYMER MATERIAL LIST

To view our Rubber material data sheet as a pdf click the following link:View Document