EU SafeRubber expects to replace PCP accelerator

ERJ staff report (BC)

Brussels, Belgium – The European Commission (EC’s) SafeRubber research project said it is on track to find a safer alternative to a chemical used in the production of polychloroprene rubber, reports Rubber & Plastics News.

The SafeRubber researchers expect ETU, or ethylene thiourea – CAS: 96-45-7 – an accelerator molecule most commonly used for more than 80 years in the vulcanisation of polychloroprene rubber – is likely to be restricted by EU legislation. ETU facilitates the rubber cure system by speeding up the…

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