Compounding Services

We work with our customers to develop custom compounds for their applications.

We have numerous compounds designed to maximize certain performance criteria. This includes high fatigue life, low creep, tear resistance, abrasion, and many more.

Compounds can be tailored to achieve your goals in regards to both performance and cost.

Each Application is Unique

Many things go into a compound and no two compounds are the same.

Not only is the base elastomer important, but there are many more ingredients that go into an engineered elastomer compound.

Ingredient Type Purpose
Elastomer Basic Polymer
Vulcanizing Agent Crosslinking Agent
Accelerators Increase Cure Rate
Activators Modify Cure Rate
Age Resistors Reduce Degradation
Fillers Reinforce, Add Bulk
Softeners / Plasticizers Aid Mixing, Low Temp. Properties
Miscellaneous Process Aids, Flame Retardants, Colorants, etc
Mixing, Molding and Curing

Mixing, Molding and Curing

The mixing, molding, and curing processes greatly affect the performance of the elastomer. The mixing establishes how well the ingredients are distributed in the master batch and while adding the curing system before molding. It is important to prevent scorch or premature curing while mixing the material to ensure the quality of the material.

Material Selection

Our engineering staff has many years of experience working on products across various industries. Please consult us in order to select the best and most cost efficient material for your application.

Common Polymers:

  • Natural Rubber
  • Chloroprene (Neoprene)
  • Styrene-Butadiene (SBR)
  • Ethylene-Propylene (EPDM)
  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene (Nitrile)
  • Polyisobutylene (Butyl)
  • Silicone-Polysiloxone (Silicone)
  • Vinylidene-Fluoride (FKM)
Elastomer Material Selection

Some Requirements to Consider

Physical Requirements

  • Tensile strength
  • Tear resistance
  • Elongation
  • Damping


Exposure Requirements

  • Temperature
  • Oil resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Weatherability