AKRON—Finite Fiber L.L.C. has introduced a product that reinforces rubber compounds with fiber.
The product, called Varamix, is a dry, aramid-based blend of fiber. The company said it has superior strength, abrasion and thermal properties. Partitioning agents and a unique blending technology reduce the tendency of the aramid to clump, allowing fibers to disperse evenly.
Finite Fiber said uniform dispersion reduces mix cycles and, in some cases, can eliminate the master batching process.
Basic rubber properties are maintained, the company said, allowing for an improved product and reduced costs. Finite Fiber claims it can address specific product requirements by balancing various cut sizes, surface characteristics and treatments within Varamix.
Further details are available at www.finitefiber.com.