Synthetic Polymer for Manufacturing Industries

Posted 11/7/2013

Industrial Revolution brings a drastic growing demand for raw metallic & Non-metallic materials. The growing demand  in-turn laid huge burden on Natural resources which of course are limited. Therefore, Synthetic or Artificially processed Polymers come alive. These are developed on a basic principle that’s polymerization of a monomer unit. Neoprene Polymer formed by Chloroprene monomer is a known example for Elastomer Technologists.

Automobile Industry developed at a remarkable rate for past two decades internationally. This mark foundation for super fast growing auto components market. Large Scale Government & Public governed Steel & other ferrous & Non-ferrous establishments are its result. Non-metallic industry on the other end diverted more towards synthetic alternative for raw material because demand for natural resources exceeds availability.

Rubber Tyre which keep Industrial machinery moving, switched from Natural Rubber to Synthetic alternatives such as  Neoprene, Silicone, EPDM, Nitrile, Viton. Tyre Manufacturers shifted from traditionally using 100% Natural to 0-50% Natural rest Synthetic. This hold to be true for other associated Industries like those manufacturing Hoses, Sheets & Mats. This serves bi-directionally, first decrease dependency on Natural Rubber & second now we have a better alternative, as each polymer can be customized to serve a more specific purpose, like-

  1. Neoprene or Chloroprene Rubber Compound is ideal for Petroleum products, ageing, heat, oil.
  2. Silicone can resist very High temperature, up to +250 degrees centigrade.
  3. EPDM is known for abrasion & whether resistance properties.
  4. Nitrile is best suited for Electric Current resistance, thus use in manufacturing of Shock proof Insulating Matting.

Forthcoming field in terms of Rubber Consumption is Sheet,  Matting & Hose Industry. Vulcanized & Processed by means of calendaring & roto-curing layers of Rubber compound of the order of new millimetres (0.1mm to 50mm in general) are called Rubber Sheets. Matting on the other hand are comparatively thick & more hardened sheets which mostly have an anti-skid embossed or Fluted surface on top.


Applications of Vulcanized Rubber :

  • Automobile Tubes & Tyres.
  • Medical goods such as Gloves, Air tube, silicone implants, bladder, Condoms.
  • Industrial Rubber Sheet for metallic packing.
  • Electrical Safety Insulating matting.
  • Playground, Gym, Car mats.
  • Bullets, Cartages
  • Gaskets, Oil Seals.
  • Hose Pipes, Water Stoppers.
  • Building acoustics for Soundproofing & Noise reduction.
  • Rubber Bands, Erasers.
  • Anti-vibration Pads.
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Seal.
  • Anti-Fatigue Flooring.

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