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Chloroprene rubber (CR)

03. August 2022

Chloroprene rubber is a material that combines many favorable properties. These include, for example, good static and dynamic mechanical properties, decent heat, weather and ozone resistance, and average oil resistance.

In this respect, chloroprene rubber was one of the most important synthetic rubbers for a long time. Nowadays, chloroprene is being replaced in many applications by rubbers that have better values in terms of specific, targeted properties.

Chloroprene compounds are also known to many under the name Neoprene®, under which they are marketed by DuPont.

Due to its interesting property profile and its still widespread use, we would like to take a closer look at the material chloroprene in the following blog post, explain why the name chloroprene is not entirely correct chemically, and describe its mechanical characteristics as well as its thermal and chemical resistance in detail.

Compression Set: Why is it Significant for Rubber Parts?

01. June 2022

You might already be familiar with the various characteristics of rubber materials and some of the testing methods.

For example, there is hardness, which is the resistance of a rubber to the penetration of another harder substance. There is also tear strength. It describes the force opposing the further tearing of a rubber piece that has already been torn. Of course, there is also compression set, which is another valuable characteristic of rubber parts.

But why is compression set so important? Is it only critical for specific items like seals and gaskets, or is it relevant for all materials? When evaluating the rubber parts that you need, a compression set is an essential characteristic to consider. Here’s why.

Hepako Precision Rubber Parts at Medtec Live with T4M

21. April 2022

From 03 to 05 May this year we are going to exhibit at the medical technology show Medtec Live with T4M in Stuttgart.

Find out more in this blog post.