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White Paper Series - PART II.

MIXING. A STEP BY STEP OPERATION

The individual steps of rubber mixing are a very sensitive part of fender manufacturing. By examining the complex interaction between materials and their processing, and presenting the various available mixing devices, it becomes clear to which extent high-quality fender production depends on the expertise of the manufacturer.

Our White Paper Series is:

  • Unbiased
  • Full facts on rubber compound mixing
  • Interesting results about mixing equipment


Download your version below, it is available in: 

English: White Paper - Mixing
Spanish: Boletinos Técnicos - Mezclado
Swedish: Teknisk Rapport - Mixning

The first part of the SFT White Paper Series on fender manufacturing focuses on the raw materials used in rubber production, the physical properties of a fender and their correlation with the compound’s composition. Download White Paper 1 - Compounding (available in English, French, Spanish and Swedish). 

 

Executive Summary 'Mixing - a step by step operation'

The second part of the SFT White Paper Series on fender manufacturing follows up on the first part with an overview of the rubber compound’s mixing process. Based on the results on rubber compounding shown in the previous paper, the following section of the series focuses on the preparation and blending steps of the raw materials and how they impact the performance of a rubber fender.

Fender manufacturing – like other rubber manufacturing sectors – is generally known as an industry that mostly relies on practical knowledge and experience. The complexity and the infinite number of possible rubber compound compositions and various mixing techniques, as well as individual requirements for each different rubber product, make it difficult to determine unifying procedures.

This paper outlines the individual steps of rubber mixing in order to create an insight in this very sensitive part of fender manufacturing. By examining the complex interaction between materials and their processing, and presenting the various available mixing devices, it becomes clear to which extent high-quality fender production depends on the expertise of the manufacturer. Choosing and properly operating the equipment is subject to long-standing experience in this significant part of rubber manufacturing and its effects on the final quality of the fender.

White Paper Series - PART II.
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