"We chose to use a softer durometer
silicone rubber for the LDG P-clamp because the durometer
value of a traditional P-clamp is too hard for sensitive cables," explained Padula.
The stated durometer
from the roller manufacturer may be incorrect, and nip durometers
can change with use and age.
models featured on the company's informative website include various types.
* "Feel" versus thickness: The tactile feel of an overmolded part is the sum of several factors, just one being the inherent softness (Shore A durometer
) of the TPE.
Durethane C is a machinable, solid thermoset polyurethane that can be custom-formulated in wide ranges of conductivity and durometer
. Available in sheets, bars, rods and tubes, the material is also available as custom-manufactured components and in foam formulations.
Addition curing solid silicone rubbers offered by the company include Elastosil R plus 4001, said to be a highly versatile silicone now also available with either an extremely hard or extremely soft durometer
Initial grades (black and natural) have 60 Shore A durometer
. They are said to adhere well to polycarbonate, ABS, PC/ABS, and rigid PVC.
Reclaim was evaluated as a 10 phr, 20 phr, 30 phr and 50 phr replacement for a 40 durometer
The TPO has a durometer
of 40 D - relatively hard, but still soft compared with PP or PE, Cowperthwait notes.
The AD-100 analog durometer
is said to be the ideal choice for a wide range of durometer
hardness measuring applications.
The tiny pellets enable rotomolders to use materials with a durometer
below 55 Shore A while still meeting tough new automotive specs, which reportedly has not been possible with drysols.