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Rubber Compounding

01 Sep 2020 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Rubber Compounding MacLellan Rubber provides customized and standardized rubber compounds, producing elastomer sheeting’s and polymer blends for a variety of applications. There is a common...
 

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. 
 

Gasket Thickness Selection

27 Mar 2020 | Posted by Andrew Onions
Gasket design focusses on Thinner is Better but that is not always the case when working with large diameter, damaged or low pressure sealing applications.  Rubber gaskets often prove better when faced with these types of issues but there are challenges to consider.
 

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...
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.  
 

Why The Food Processing Industry Should Require Sealing Suppliers To Use Independently Certified EU1935 Tested Materials

05 Jun 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
The food processing industry is global in scope and subject to a number of international compliance standards, including those for control of supply chain, product processing and packaging. Whilst...
 

M & Y Values in Gasket Design

18 Apr 2019 | Posted by Andrew Onions
MacLellan Rubber offer advice and information on M & Y Values in Gasket Design, that are required by design engineers to ensure flange integrity and successful installation.