Why Do Manufacturers Need Rubber Additive Chemicals?
Raw rubber is a natural product, but the demands of today's applications require more than it can deliver in that natural form. Therefore, a variety of chemical technologies are used to enhance its properties. Which ones are needed depend on the desired usage of the rubber, but many different types are offered by Lega Middle East.
Some chemical technologies don't create changes that are obvious to the end-users of rubber products. Instead, they help manufacturers create items with less hassle and less waste. These chemicals make molten rubber flow better, allow it to disengage from forming equipment, or change how much heat it can handle.
In other cases, a rubber additive may affect the product in a very obvious way. Colorants are the most notable of these since the changes they make are very visible. However, the average person may not realize that several additives work together to produce the visible effect. For example, there will often be emulsifiers and other chemicals used to ensure that the color of the final product is nice and uniform.
Other obvious changes that a rubber additive can make include alterations in the texture or heat resistance of the rubber. This is why you can find some rubber products that are very stiff and others that are surprisingly stretchy. It's also the reason that some kinds of rubber will melt at low heat, while others can even resist some amount of exposure to open flame.
Since rubber is so customizable, it can continue to act as a “miracle material” that serves a variety of ever-growing purposes. With rubber additives from Lega Middle East, your rubber can be easily manipulated to suit the needs of your product. To learn more about our chemical technologies, just reach out to us.