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Which Rubber to use – Refining the compound

Refining the compound

It is important to select the correct base rubber compound to ensure the properties are in the correct area for the application.  However, there are further aspects of the rubber which will impact performance. 

Certain additives may be required to improve environmental resistance (e.g. ozone, weather), physical properties, or to improve temperature resistance.  Other additives can improve tear resistance or help compounds meet fire retardant requirements, which are important for the rail industry.

AVMR have developed compounds which can withstand higher temperatures than standard ones, and we have a specific track pad compound with high abrasion and friction requirements.

The important point is that the table is a guide only.

Why not call us or send us your enquiry for a more detailed perspective.

Part 1: Introduction to Rubber
Part 2: Benefits of using Rubber
Part 3: Properties of Rubber compounds

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