ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (Aug. 3)—Patch Rubber Co. has purchased a new extruder capable of producing thick sheets of rubber without the need to stack and laminate multiple layers in order to meet customer needs. The pin-barrel roller-head extruder emits rubber in 1-inch thick by 48-inch wide single-ply sheets, eliminating the chance of delamination cause by the stack-and-laminate process. The rubber produced from this machine can withstand harsh environments longer and is more resistant to abrasion, erosion and corrosion than products currently available, the company said.
Patch Rubber produces thick sheets without lamination
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