|Cabot Corporation to Increase Investment in Elastomer Composites|
Investment Supports Strategy To Drive Application Innovation For Tire And Industrial Rubber Products Customers
Cabot’s elastomer composites are a unique class of materials made primarily of natural rubber and reinforcing materials such as carbon black. The products are produced in a proprietary and patented mixing process that enables a superior level of carbon black dispersion and creates materials that are structurally different from compounds produced by conventional methods. When mixed with curing agents, molded or extruded and then vulcanized, Cabot’s elastomer composites transform performance through dramatic improvements to rubber properties that are critical for off-the-road applications such as energy loss (hysteresis) and resistance to abrasion, cutting or chipping. Cabot’s elastomer composites, for example, have been shown to double the fatigue life of rubber parts.
Cabot President and Chief Executive Officer
Reynolds added, “Off-the-road tires and rubber tracks are used in many applications where their performance determines the overall productivity of high value assets. For example, longer lasting aircraft tires can enable increased utilization of commercial aircraft, and rubber tracks with lower operating temperatures can enable faster operation of heavy industrial or agricultural equipment. Our elastomer composites have been proven to both lower the operating temperatures and extend the life of off-the-road tires, and I am pleased to see the progress we are making with a select set of partners.”
To learn more about Cabot’s elastomer composites technology, please visit http://www.cabotcorp.com/solutions/products-plus/elastomer-composites.
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