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ExxonMobil Develops Economical Vistalon™ EPDM Rubber Formulations

Published on 2011-10-14. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil Chemical has developed a toolkit of model Vistalon™ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber formulations, enabling customers to develop compounds to meet the most demanding industry specifications quickly and cost-effectively. This latest addition to ExxonMobil Chemical's advancing technical support provides model formulations, including relevant test results for the targeted application, that are designed for factory-scale manufacturing.

"Because these formulations are very close to those being used in current applications and processes, customers can use them to develop new applications or as an aid to replace existing grades," said Michael Bednarik, Global Brand Manager, Vistalon EPDM rubber, ExxonMobil Chemical. "They can save significant laboratory development time, improving productivity by enabling faster qualification and time to market."

"You could say it's like taking a peek at someone's black-book of formulations, so you get a head-start in formulation development," said Bednarik.

The formulations cover a range of markets including: automotive (sponge and dense weatherseals, hose, brake systems, and molded seals and gaskets), sheeting goods including roofing, electrical (medium-voltage cables for insulation and jacketing), industrial hose, and mechanical rubber goods (molded and extruded seals, gaskets and belting).

While the formulations are available online, technical experts are available in each world region to discuss them in more detail and explain how they may be suitable for specific applications.

About ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the world's premier petrochemical companies with manufacturing, technology, and marketing operations around the world. The company delivers a broad portfolio of products and solutions efficiently and responsibly, with a commitment to create outstanding customer and shareholder value. ExxonMobil Chemical endorses the principles of sustainable development, including the need to balance economic growth, social development and environmental considerations.

About ExxonMobil Chemical's specialty elastomers

ExxonMobil Chemical offers customers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of specialty elastomer products. This includes Santoprene™ TPVs, Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomers, Vistalon™ EPDM rubber, Exact™ plastomers and Exxelor™ polymer resins. These products provide innovative elastomeric solutions combined with global support in material selection, design, processing and supply chain management.

Source: ExxonMobil

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