Christine Dhiersat, Product Manager, said: "We asked our R&D team to provide our customers with a nitrile rubber
hose that had improved flexibility.
By incorporating micronised nitrile rubber
powders into formulations, or participating with Lehigh in 'closed-loop' manufacturing by using their own scrap rubber, manufacturers can get out in front of the curve and position their company as leading edge in 'green' manufacturing while saving money from rising material costs.
A ZENA SAYS: How about this St George doormat made from 100 per cent high-twist nylon pile with a nitrile rubber
* A hydrogenated nitrile rubber
tube, wrapped with aramid/poly braid reinforcement with a polyester abrasion-resistant cover.
Apar's Polymer Division is the sole manufacturer of nitrile rubber
Made from nitrile rubber
and approximately 3ft x 5ft (0.91m x 1.52m) in size, the mat is designed with bevelled edges to reduce the risk of trips and falls; drainage holes channel away spills to prevent slips.
Features include: shock absorbing rubber soles which reduce vibration by up to 80 percent, a nitrile rubber
sole which prevents creeping and walking, and screw on installation.
Hardened to Rockwell 60, the balls and raceways are protected from the ingress of debris by a pair of nitrile rubber
seals, and a retainer maintains ball separation.
Some of the alternative materials include nitrile rubber
, polyurethane, neoprene, polyisoprene, and chloroprene.
As biodiesel moves through the production/distribution network, it is increasingly contaminated with water and microbes, becoming more acidic in the process, and with detrimental effects on the nitrile rubber
which can swell and soften.