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European Union regulatory bodies are considering restricting the manufacture and use of PFAS – Should we be concerned?

15 Jul 2021 | Posted by Andrew Onions
You may not be aware of the current initiative of five European countries - Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in coordination with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) - to restrict the manufacture and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a diverse group of over 4,700 chemicals that contain carbon-fluorine bonds.
 

THERMAL-OXIDATIVE DEGRADATION OF RUBBER

15 Jul 2021 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Most elastomers will undergo significant changes over time when exposed to heat, light, or oxygen (ozone). These changes can have a dramatic effect on the service life and properties of the elastomer and can only be prevented or slowed down by the addition of UV stabilizers, anti-ozonates, and antioxidants.
 

Why Use Fluorosilicone Rubber?

13 Jan 2021 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Fluorosilicone (FVMQ) has almost the same mechanical and physical properties as conventional Silicone rubber and its low-temperature flexibility is just as good. So why is it a material of choice for aerospace, automotive, and medical equipment engineers.
 

Why use Fabric Reinforced Rubber Sheeting

05 Nov 2020 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Choosing the right fabric reinforcement for your rubber sheeting application can be critical especially where there are specific characteristics you are trying to maintain.
 

What is Volume and Surface Resistivity

05 Feb 2020 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Volume resistivity represents an insulating material’s resistance to leakage current through the body of the material – this is measure is used in testing electrical insulation matting...
 

Polymer Content - Busting the Misrepresentation and Myth

23 Oct 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
There are several myths and misrepresentations surrounding Polymer Content. Here are our answers to some of those.
 

Wear Protection Rubber Sheet

05 Nov 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
How to assess wear or abrasion resistance of rubber sheeting.
 

Colour Coding Rubber Sheet

06 Jul 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Most of the Rubber Sheet we supply each month is Black with limited White, Blue or Red materials. Find out how we were challenged to supply EPDM rubber sheet in a range of Pantone colours. 
 

Demand High Quality Rubber Sheeting with Full Traceability

04 Jun 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
Selecting the right material for an application should be simple, however when it all goes wrong, businesses turn to MacLellan Rubber to investigate.
 

Material of the Week - EPDM

24 Apr 2018 | Posted by Sharon Kendal
George's second blog in his Material of the Week series focuses on Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM.