ERJ staff report (BC)
Düsseldorf, Germany – At the K 2013 fair, Zeon Chemicals announced the commissioning of a 25 percent increase in production capacity at its Houston, USA facility. The expansion will support new business in hydrogenated nitrile (HNBR) elastomers in Zeon’s standard Zetpol and Zetpol EP series.
With the expansion in place, says Zeon, the Zetpol EP product line has now been fully commercialised. The company cites a low viscosity (30 Mooney for most grades) and “excellent” process safety.
The new EP elastomers are designed to reduce operating costs in injection and transfer moulding operations without compromising the properties and performance of finished parts. Zeon claims improved mould flow, fewer mould non-fills, and an improved safety margin against scorch to help eliminate knit lines and part delamination.
Like standard Zetpol grades, says Zeon, the EP variants achieve an excellent balance of heat and environmental resistance as well as “outstanding” dynamic properties.
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Further information from Zeon on Zetpol rubbers