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Sustainable Compounding
SMG Launches Sustainable Compounding Project
19 June 2017

We are just kicking off two projects to demonstrate the feasibility of sustainable rubber compounding. One will focus on an EPDM extrusion compound and the other a passenger tyre tread. These compounds will utilise sustainable polymers, silica, carbon black, white filler and plasticisers, which account for a high proportion of the overall compound weight. We plan to include sustainable antidegradants and cure system chemicals in a future round of this project to attain the ultimate goal of 100% sustainable compounds.

ARTIS is funding this initial round of development to demonstrate the collaborative research capability of the Sustainable Materials Group.