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16 Jun 2022


Modena, Italy– Modena, Italy– Huntsman’s new equipment can boost recycled content of engineering elastomer.

Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri has developed a new piece of solid dosing equipment that can be coupled with its CASTECH™ machines to produce hot cast elastomers systems, which contain recycled content and, crucially, are bubble-free.
With sustainability new top of the agenda for most companies, Huntsman wanted to find a way to saemlessy incorporate recycled content into its hot cast elastomer systems, which are widely used to make wheels, castors and other industrial parts that need to perform in extreme working conditions.
Acting as bolt-on tank that can be added to existing CASTECH™ machines, the new piece of kit, can meter a mix of recycled or recovered fillers into any of the three components that are typically combined to make Huntsmn’s TECNOTHANE© engineering elastomers.
The system enables customers to add different percentege of filler to their systems to suit requirements. Fillers can be made from recycled rubber, solid PU and TPU, and other fibres. Once mixed with the system, the fillers flow freely into the mould and bond well.

CASTECH™ machines are a low-pressure, equipment solution for the efficient metering, mixing and hot cast elastomers based on two or more components. Using CASTECH™ machines, it’s possible to produce high-grade elastomers with a very high mix quality, based on MDI, TDI and NDI prepolymers, or microcellular foam systems. Customizable in multiple ways, CASTECH™ machines are the flexible elastomer equipment choice - enabling users to specify their processing machines. NB:: Huntsman’s new equipment is compatible with CASTECH™ machines produced after 2018.


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