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COMPAMED 2021

08. November 2021

In a couple of days, the experts of the international healthcare industry will finally travel to Düsseldorf again. Then the restart in presence format is on the agenda for the world's leading medical trade fair MEDICA and COMPAMED, the leading international supplier trade fair. From Monday to Thursday (November 15 to 18), around 3,000 exhibitors at MEDICA 2021 and almost 500 exhibitors at COMPAMED 2021 from a total of 70 nations will be flying the flag in the exhibition halls.

Our CEO Dr. Christoph Partosch will be on site to visit COMPAMED.

Butyl Rubber (IIR) / Bromobutyl (BIIR) / Chlorobutyl (CIIR)

14. September 2021

Around the forties of the 20th century, butyl rubber (often just called “butyl”) was developed and brought to market by Stand Oil of New Jersey (now Exxon Mobil). The development of the thermoplastic polyisobutylene (PIB) by the German company BASF served as an important basis.

Butyl is generally a fairly flexible material, but in practice it is used primarily because of three special properties: its low gas permeability, its excellent damping over a wide temperature range, and its very good elasticity in cold conditions. The variants bromobutyl or chlorobutyl are frequently used, although for simplicity's sake we often just refer to "butyl".

In the following blog post, we will go into both the general and special properties of butyl, bromobutyl and chlorobutyl and list the most important fields of application.

The best rubber materials for high temperature applications

06. July 2021

Did you know that excessive heat can erode rubber materials over time?

Extreme temperatures can lead to degraded performance and, in some cases, premature failure. Natural rubber, for example, should never be used in applications where the temperature remains at 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius) or higher.

So what is the alternative? For applications that take place in high temperatures, synthetic rubber grades can be chemically manufactured to withstand temperatures above 300 degrees Celsius or 570 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you need a rubber material that can withstand high temperatures, consider using one of the compounds featured in this blog post.