COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess has developed a new Adiprene elastomer. The 95 Shore A hardness elastomer gives low heat build-up in rollers that move quickly and are highly stressed.
The material is made using Adiprene PP1095H, a polyester-based pre-polymer terminated with p-phenylene diisocyanate (pPDI) plus the company's VibracureA250 hardener. It claims that materials made with this combination of materials can maintain their properties over an outstanding temperature range.
"Our elastomers generate less heat when subjected to frequent, rapid deformation; therefore they do not overheat in continuous use," said Ian Laskowitz, the applications manager at the Lanxess urethane systems business unit.
Because the polyurethane elastomers generate less heat when they are being used, it takes less energy to move them. The company said these energy savings can feed directly into the machinery in which they are found such as fork lift trucks, lifts, escalators and other applications for rollers.
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