New elastomers stretch possibilities

New elastomers stretch possibilitiesCABOT has launched its patented Transfinity elastomer composites, said to improve elastomer durability, wear resistance and vibration isolation.

The products are composites made from elastomer latex, which is a liquid form of rubber, and reinforcing articles, such as carbon black. The materials are targeted at the mining, defence, automotive and aerospace industries.

An example is extending the range of rubber pads or tracks on military vehicles, allowing for further distances traveled and less need for service operations. Transfinity products can also improve the service life of critical
components in airplanes and helicopters.

New possibilities in engineering design are also possible in automotive applications for smaller, lightweight suspension components that reduce vehicle weight.