TUCKER, Ga. (Dec. 2, 2010)—Lehigh Technologies, Tucker-based manufacturer of fine-mesh engineered powders from recycled rubber, has unveiled an Application & Development Center at its headquarters.
Staffed by seasoned industry professionals, the new center has capabilities in three core areas, according to Lehigh. These include rubber compounding, curing, compression molding and testing; plastics compounding, injection molding and testing; and coatings formulation and testing.
The center has a two-fold purpose, according to company publicity. The first is to develop a fundamental understanding of the technical performance of Lehigh's sustainable, micronized powders in complex composites. The second is to assist Lehigh's customers to develop commercial applications of those composites that meet their cost, performance and sustainability targets.
Lehigh's proprietary manufacturing process uses scrap tires and other rubber to create micron-scale, high-quality, environmentally sustainable powders that are compatible with customers' existing formulations, making them easy to integrate into new or existing products, the company said.