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Adchem Corp. recently announced it has released two new bonding studies covering nine adhesive tape systems for several compounds of rubber materials manufactured by BRP. In addition, a second study examines 20 adhesive tapes bonded to Armacell low-sulfur, pure EPDM, closed-cell foam and high-density neoprene-based technical foam. The study of BRP products included Buna “N,” Neoprene, VITON®rubber sheet, and EPDM nylon-inserted Neoprene products at varying durometer levels. BRP is a manufacturer of sheet and extruded rubber products for military, automotive, transportation, aerospace, and industrial applications.
The Armacell study reports on adhesive tapes bonded to Armacell (Monarch®) #8082, a low-sulfur, pure EPDM, closed-cell foam used in highly sensitive automotive and electronics applications, and Armacell (Monarch) #2003, a high-density neoprene-based technical foam. The material was developed for applications requiring not only the fine-cell surface typical for block foams, but also high tensile and tear strength and low compression set. The closed-cell Monarch foams are used for gaskets in the automotive industry and other sectors, and for expansion joints in the construction industry.
For additional information, visit www.adchem.com/bondingstudies.