DKT: Rubber industry exhibition and conference
DKT 2018 Materials: Exhibition and conference preview
The DKT (Deutsche Kautschuk Tagung) rubber industry exhibition and conference takes place 2-5 July in Nuremberg, Germany. DKT 2018 will be a focal point for the international rubber processing industry, with around 290 company exhibitors and 3.000 industry professionals expected to attend. Read more
Arlanxeo unveils new HNBR polymer
During DKT 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, Arlanxeo presented a new fully hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) including a termonomer, which it said had never been used before with these rubbers. Terpolymer Therban ST 3107 VP offers a “unique solution” for complex applications requiring both good low-temperature flexibility and excellent oil resistance, said Susanna Lieber, global head of technical marketing for Therban.
Wacker silicone can stand ‘the heat in the kitchen’
Munich-based chemical group Wacker’s presentations at DKT2018 included a new solid silicone rubber for sealing profiles and tubing used at temperatures of up to 300°C for several days. Elastosil R plus 4350/55 is described as a silicone rubber for formulating heat-resistant, addition-curing silicone elastomers that attains optimum properties when combined with heat stabilisers.
“The type of stabiliser and the amount used have a significant influence on the heat resistance of the cured rubber, which is easy to process in extruders,” explained Wacker.
Zeon advances in HNBR
ZEON Corp., represented by the European subsidiary ZEON Europe GmbH is presenting a series of innovations and updates of its activities, particularly in Europe. Much focus is on the company’s hydrogenated nitrile rubbers HNBRs, which are widely used in the automotive industry for their resistance to fuels, lubricating oils, coolants and other media components.
Dow advances octylphenol-free formulations
Dow is highlighting the role of rubber-to-metal-bonding technologies in automotive under-the-hood, powertrain and chassis anti-vibration applications. The company’s portfolio includes Megum and other Thixon rubber-to-substrate bonding agents, new Thixon P-11-F and P-22 primer systems.
LWB, Evonik link to make plastic/rubber parts
LWB Steinl and Evonik Industries have teamed up to manufacture a rotation-symmetrical plastic/rubber composite part in automated manufacturing process on show at DKT 2018. The display showcases LWB Steinl’s capabilities in two-component injection moulding using Evonik’s Vestamid DX9325 polyamide, which is tailored for adhesive-free bonding with EPDM.
Arlanxeo showcasing high-molecular EPDM
Arlanxeo will present a recently introduced Keltan EPDM grade and outline its development of very high molecular weight versions of EPDM rubber at DKT. Since the introduction of Keltan 13561C DE, a semi-crystalline EPDM grade with a very high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications in 2017, Arlanxeo has further developed this grade.
Dow showing new dimensions
Dow Performance Silicones is presenting Silastic silicone and fluorosilicone rubber technologies and an expanded offering of Nordel EPDM suitable for automotive dense and sponge profiles. Silastic silicone elastomers are used in automotive and other demanding applications where performance, reliability, safety and aesthetics are required.
TARRC/Rubber Consultants highlight expertise
TARRC/Rubber Consultants will highlight their expertise in the fields of elastomer and polymer testing, at the Nuremberg show. The independent groups are among the world’s leading contract research organisations and have been providing testing services to a large and varied client base since 1984.
Kraiburg expanding its horizons
AT DKT, Gummiwerk Kraiburg GmbH & Co. KG will highlight its continued focus on the latest market trends and special customer requirements. Elastomer materials are indispensable products with widespread applications, and this will not change in the foreseeable future, according to the company’s pre-show press release.
Arlanxeo to show sporting prowess
Arlanxeo’s high performance elastomers (HPE)and tire & specialty rubbers (TSR) business units will present a wide range of “sporting” rubbers at the exhibition in Nuremberg. “Our rubbers are perfect for complex applications in sports,” said Jürgen Gunther, head of global sales in the HPE) business unit at Arlanxeo.
Dow spotlights automotive advances
Dow Automotive will present “breakthrough” technologies in automotive applications including body seals, anti-vibration systems and under-the-hood, powertrain and chassis materials solutions.
Barbe advances anti-tacks for custom compounders
Barbe will present anti-tack agents from its Promol SL range, which are designed for a wide range of compounds and are formulated to deliver excellent compound compatibility. Supplied as concentrated liquids, the products are diluted with water to provide a dispersion suitable for treating compounds in the form of sheets, strips, extrusion products or blanks, such as by dipping or spraying.
DuPont to showcase ethylene acrylic elastomers
DuPont will highlight its Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers offering during the DKT 2018 conference taking place from 2 to 5 July in Nuremberg. The materials maker will join its Vamac EMEA distribution partner Safic-Alcan at the expo in presenting materials and chemical ingredients for optimised formulations.