Tool kit for EPDM

VistalonTO mark the 50th anniversary of its Vistalon ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber, US-based ExxonMobil Chemical has developed a tool kit of model formulations, enabling customers to develop compounds to meet demanding industry specifications quickly and cost-effectively.

This latest addition provides model formulations, including relevant test results for the targeted applications, which are designed for factory-scale manufacturing.

“Because these formulations are very close to those being used in current applications and processes, customers can use them to develop new applications or as an aid to replace existing grades,” said Michael Bednarik, global brand manager, Vistalon EPDM rubber, ExxonMobil Chemical. “They can save significant laboratory development time, improving productivity by enabling faster qualification and time to market.”

The formulations cover a range of markets including: automotive (sponge and dense weatherseals, hose, brake systems and moulded seals and gaskets), sheeting goods including roofing, electrical (medium-voltage cables for insulation and jacketing), industrial hose and mechanical rubber goods (moulded and extruded seals, gaskets and belting).