Monthly Archive for: "October, 2016"

Ultra-High MW EPDM as a Replacement for NR

Natural Rubber (NR) is usually the material of choice in vibration and noise damping applications due to their excellence in strength and resilience. However, technological strides have been leading to ever smaller equipment and compartments, therefore decreasing the available airflow for components. This has led to rising temperatures under the hood, exposing the limited stability […]

Rubber Engineering: Resilience & Hysteresis

Definitions Resilience is the percent of energy required for a deformed pieces of rubber to rebound back to its original shape after a deformation. Hysteresis is the percent of energy loss per each deformation. Hysteresis results from friction happening inside the rubber which creates heat build-up. The heat build-up in the rubber is measured as […]