MacLellan Rubber claims nitrosamine breakthrough

Wolverhampton, UK – MacLellan Rubber, a manufacturer of rubber sheeting and sealing products, claims to have made a breakthrough in developing nitrosamine-free rubber materials.

The company’s technical team has identified formulation and process changes that eliminate the use of accelerators that create nitrosamines, Wolverhampton-based MacLellan said 23 Jan.

According to director Simon Winfield, the company’s European manufactured EU1935 food quality materials – NR, NBR and CR – have now been certified nitrosamine-free by IANESCO (Institut d’Analyses et d’Essais en Chimie de I’Ouest) in France.

Nitrosamines are typically formed during from…

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