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Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

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What are some of the resources/books I can use to learn more about rubber molding? I'm trying to understand the process of molding crumb rubber into products, such as bumper plates and mats on a small scale, if possible. It may have to do something with using polyurethane, urthane, or resin as a binder?

I have Brendan Rodger's Rubber Compounding: Chemistry and Applications. It doesn't cover much on the process. Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

RE: Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

Rubber Technology and Manufacture by Blow and Hepburn; Jim White has also published a number of books on rubber technology.

RE: Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

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As you mention polyurethane I presume you are dealing with recycled crumb from vulcanized rubber, principally recycled tires. If so, have a look at some of the downloads you'll find on the UK's WRAP website, www2.wrap.org.uk/downloads/ One we used when I was involved with granulated/powdered recyclate specs is Waste Tyre Case Study: Moulded products - from vibration mats to barricades. There is a section on the moulding operation. If you want elementary info on rubber moulding methods in general try the James Walker Elastomer Engineering Guide, also in the UK, www.jameswalker.biz/ and find the list of downloads.

RE: Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

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GrahamBennett and Stancom, thank you! Stancom, you have given me a lot info to read, and I'm learning A LOT. I really appreciate it!

RE: Help learn more about crumb rubber molding

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(And yes I'm dealing with recycled crumb from vulcanized rubber)

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