Zeon Chemicals’ Zetpol HNBR polymers featured in Rubber World magazine
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jan. 15, 2012 – An important article on a new generation of Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (HNBR) elastomers that result in improved productivity and reduced manufacturing costs appears in the December 2011 issue of Rubber World magazine.
The article, titled “Using Low Viscosity HNBR to Increase Productivity in High Shear Molding Methods,” is based on a paper by Andy Anderson and Mark Jones of Zeon Chemicals, L.P. – presented at the 180th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society in Cleveland in October 2011.
The article demonstrates that this next generation of HNBR elastomers – Zetpol® EP – has the necessary processing characteristics to achieve improved productivity, which comes from taking full advantage of shorter injection times and higher molding temperatures. Zetpol EP features low viscosity and excellent process safety that can dramatically improve and simplify injection molding applications while maintaining high mechanical strength and very good compression set resistance. Details of this improvement are confirmed by analysis of various rheological test data and by demonstrating the relationship between these testing methods and the molding process.
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Kim Shoulders, Market Communications
About Zeon Chemicals, L.P.
Zeon Chemicals L.P. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEON CORPORATION of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in specialty elastomers, polymers and specialty chemicals. Zeon Corporation is one of the top producers of polymers in the world with plants in Asia, North America and Europe, and Research and Development laboratories in Kawasaki (Japan), Louisville (Ky., USA) and Barry (UK).
Zeon Chemicals, headquartered in Louisville, is the leading producer of specialty elastomers in the USA. It produces Nipol® NBR, HyTemp® and Nipol® ACM, Hydrin® ECO, Zetpol® HNBR, and Chemisat® Latex, which are used in the manufacture of hoses, seals, gaskets, belts and other parts for automotive, industrial, oil field and printing markets. Customers are served from plants in Louisville, (Ky., USA) Hattiesburg (Miss., USA) and Bayport (Texas, USA). For more information, visit us at www.zeonchemicals.com.
ZEON CORPORATION, with combined sales of over U.S. $3.3 billion, utilizes its expertise and basic position in C4 and C5 chemistry to offer a wide range of products. The company employs over 2,800 people worldwide.