There is an increasing need for new EDPM products that provide a balance of mixing/processability, improved mechanical properties and improved product consistency.
Dow's new advanced molecular catalyst and polymerization process technology advancements enable the tailored design of EPDM molecular architecture, including composition distribution and molecular weight distribution.
The new EPDM polymers, having a highly tailored architecture, exhibited improved mixing/processability and improved mechanical properties. This report summarizes a newly designed Nordel-brand EPDM product and its potential applications.
The EPDM polymer structure, compound formulation and mixing performance, compound rheology, vulcanization characteristics and mechanical property improvements are discussed.