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The Rubber Products Industry comprises of three sub-industries:

• Tire and tube

• Hose and belting

• Other rubber products

While rubber is used by virtually all industries, the dominant market is
automobile that requires many rubber products such as: belts weather
stripping, glass encapsulation and many more.

Other industry use rubber products for:

• Conveyor belts for mining an forestry operations

• Roll floorings

• Consumer products.

The exact process for turning rubber into finished products varies
depending on how the rubber is used.

Types of rubbers:

• Natural which comes from the rubber tree (Hanea brasiliensis). Once the tree matures, latex is collected from a diagonal incision in the tree trunk.
Because of its elasticity, resilience and toughness, natural rubber is the basic constituent of many products used in the transportation, industrial consumer, hygienic and medical sectors.

• Synthetic rubber has its origin in two gases, butadiene, a by-product of petroleum refining and styrene captured either in the coking process or as a petroleum refining product, when the tow are mixed in the presence of soapsuds in a reactor, liquid latex results.
The dry rubber is a milky liquid, which is then coagulated into crumbs, washed, dried and baled.

70 percent of all rubber used is synthetic

Chemical Types Of Rubber:

There is one chemical type of natural rubber and twenty different types
of rubber, and within each type, there are many distinguishable grades.
Each different type of rubber has its own properties and advantages,
Allowing industries to choose the rubber that meets the demand of the
intended need.

Basic Process For Manufacturing Rubber:

• Raw materials are subjected to chemical and physical testing

• Batches for mixing the raw materials are weighed electronically so that precise quantities are supplied for mixing

• Dispension Kneaders and Mixing Mills machineries are used to ensure the required quality of the rubber compound to be used in the manufacturing process

• The rubber compound is tested in Rheometer for its curing characteristics and other physical testing are also carried out

• Rubber product is blended with one or more types of rubber with additives such as: carbon black, oil, anti-oxidants, catalyst, plasticizer, pigment, accelerator and filler

• Compound rubber is processed into the desired shape by extrusion compression molding or calendaring – the rubber up to this stage can be permanently deformed by an applied force

• The rubber is then transformed into an elastomer or material that recovers its original shape once the deforming stress is relieved through a process known as vulcanization.

Vulcanization – results in the formation of new chemical bonds that cross link individual polymer chains and impart the elasticity commonly associated with rubber. In some cases the molding and vulcanization operations are combined in a single step.

Recycled Rubber:

Rubber products are more difficult to recycle than plastics because they cannot be reproduced by simple application of heat and pressure.

Some uses of recycled rubber include:

• As a modifier in asphalt for road paving and roofing applications

• Other products like mats, carpet, underlay, spout surfaces, soil conditioners and leachate liners.

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