Producer of micronized, eco-friendly rubber powders, Lehigh Technologies has expanded its offerings with the introduction of nitrile rubber-based micronized powders called PolyDyne and MicroDyne.
Nitrile rubber is a synthetic rubber that is immune to fuel, oil and other chemicals. It is utilized mainly in the aeronautical, oilfield and automotive industries to produce components, including grommets, seals and hoses. Nitrile powders can also be used to produce products such as floor mats, expanded foams, sponges, sealants, adhesives and footwear.
Producers can reduce their material costs by joining with Lehigh in ‘closed-loop’ production where they can use their own rubber scrap. By adding Lehigh micronized nitrile rubber powders into their formulations, manufacturers can reduce their environmental footprint and thus can establish themselves as green product producers.
Lehigh’s patented production method uses tires and other post-industrial rubber products and upcycles them into optimum quality, eco-friendly, micron-scale powders, which can be incorporated with the current formulations of customers. These powders help manufacturers to reduce the usage of raw materials and offer performance properties such as flexibility, energy consumption and water resistance.