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HNBR (Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)

02. April 2020

A while ago in our blog, we wrote about NBR (nitrile rubber) describing in detail its properties and applications. One of the drawbacks of NBR we mentioned was its modest heat performance, making it unsuitable for a whole swathe of applications. Hence, around the 1980s, HNBR was developed, a material that boosts the benefits of NBR with improved heat resistance. Catalytic hydrogenation of NBR produces the nitrile rubber HNBR, which in many respects outperforms conventional nitrile rubber NBR. However, the catalytic hydration procedure is not straightforward, resulting in HNBR compounds being considerably more costly. In this post, we investigate the properties of HNBR.

The role of hearing aids in the fight against dementia

03. February 2020

Each year, there are several million new cases of dementia. Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. It is estimated that presently approximately 50 million people have dementia.   The World Health Organization, WHO, is forecasting a threefold increase by 2050. The consequences for those affected and their families are immense.

The illness is still incurable. However, research regularly presents new findings on dementia that lead to new treatment approaches and produce important information on preventive measures.

A broad-based study in Taiwan recently investigated the connection between hearing loss and dementia. The conclusions of the researchers together with the role that hearing aids could play in the battle against dementia is the focus of this blog post. 

Fluoroelastomer (FKM)

04. December 2019

Superb resistance to aggressive chemicals and excellent behavior at high temperatures has made fluoroelastomer highly important in a wide range of industrial sectors. Articles made of FKM are used in many applications and characterized by a long service life and excellent properties under difficult environmental conditions, and good performance under dynamic load stress. The first fluoroelastomer was manufactured in 1955 and has since been known primarily under the brand name Viton, marketed by the US chemical company DuPont (now DuPont de Nemours).  

In today’s blog post, we outline the different types of FKM and delve into the details of the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of the material.