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What does FDA compliance mean for molded rubber parts?

01. June 2020

Molded rubber parts are used in many sensitive applications, and as such potentially could have a direct effect on the health of humans. Customers with business in the food sector have special requirements both for the molded rubber parts and the materials that go into making them. FDA compliance is important in this sector. It is also mandatory. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the USA’s federal agency responsible for protecting public health. Its provisions function to ensure the safety of products intended for the American market. However, its regulations are also recognised globally. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the FDA and examine the significance of FDA compliance in the manufacture of molded rubber parts.

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.