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Storage & Shelf Life of Rubber Elastomers

27 Apr 2020 | Posted by Andrew Onions
The correct storage of Rubber Elastomers is critical to ensure that it remains in prime condition and is ready to be used when required. The correct approach to maintaining material in its best condition involves managing the packaging and environmental conditions as defined in documents such as ISO 2230:2002. 
 

Rubber Shore Hardness Scales

24 Oct 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Shore A and IRHD are the most widely used scales for measuring the hardness of rubber materials. Measuring it accurately with the right instrument is essential. It is possible to compare the results with other hardness scales including 0, 00, D etc. 
 

Product Classification under EN45545-1 Railway Standard for Fire Safety

24 Oct 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Defining the fire safety requirements of products for railway vehicles is now regulated through EN45545-1 and EN45545-2.  MacLellan offer a range of FireSafe materials that comply to these accreditations and are independently certified.
 

Food Grade Metal Detectable Rubber Sheet - It’s all about Migration and Dispersion and Testing

16 Jul 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Ensuring your material is properly produced and tested to recognised standards is the only decision you need to make when choosing a supplier of Metal Detectable materials.  Too many companies promise much and deliver little with regards valid certification.  
 

FoodSafe Materials Help with FSMS

14 Dec 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
How MacLellan Rubber's work in developing a family of EU1935 certified FoodSafe materials is helping businesses working towards ISO 22000:2018 FSMS
 

Compression Set Matters

24 Oct 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Find out why Compression Set matters in relation to the performance of your Rubber Sheeting. 
 

Understanding IEC 60529 IP Coding

05 Oct 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
How to understand the International Protection Rating Codes with extracts from the IEC Standard.
 

Assurance of Material Compliance

07 Sep 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Find out why we are urging customers to demand independent validation and certification for FoodSafe, Electrical Insulation and Flame Protection sealing materials. 
 

No Substitute for Quality

25 Jun 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Andrew Onions explains why Quality is so important to MacLellan Rubber.
 

FoodSafe Materials Still An Issue

29 Jun 2017 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Last year we raised concerns about how some companies were using cheaper imports for materials being used within the food manufacturing process.