New Simulation Technology for Development of Elastomer Products

Press Release Summary:

  • Offers product design and mold to be analyzed and modified by running simulated experiments
  • Provides to develop and refine the development of molded elastomer products
  • Analyze thermal properties including cure kinetics, specific heat, reactive viscosity and tensile properties

Original Press Release:

Flow and Cure Simulations Allow for More Efficient Development of Elastomer Products

Differential scanning calorimeter and rubber process analyzer/rheometer characterizes rubber and develops curing reaction and viscosity models

Kulpsville, PA - Greene Tweed, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastics, composites, seals, and engineered components introduces the use of new flow and cure simulation technology to create custom Greene Tweed models. This computer software allows the product design and mold to be analyzed and modified by running simulated experiments. These virtual experiments can catch design flaws early in the development process, enabling a more efficient use of time and resources.

When modeling crosslinkable materials, such as many elastomer compounds, the curing reaction and viscosity must be taken into account in the simulation. Greene Tweed employs internally developed test protocols on a differential scanning calorimeter and a rubber process analyzer, among other tests, in order to accurately characterize the rubber material to be used in the product. The rubber material is analyzed for thermal properties including cure kinetics, specific heat, reactive viscosity, and tensile properties. After material testing, computer model parameters are developed to simulate the injection or transfer molding process.

Greene Tweed’s flow and cure simulation technology provides a new way to develop and refine the development of molded elastomer products. The simulations may be used to improve the production process and tooling in order to better fit the specifications of the compound and product. By shortening the development process and decreasing retooling expenses, Greene Tweed is able to provide a smarter approach to molded product design.

About Greene Tweed

Greene Tweed is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastics, composites, seals, and engineered components. Combining more than 150 years of technical expertise and commercial knowledge in a variety of markets, Greene Tweed collaborates with customers to develop engineered solutions that meet challenging performance requirements and reduce total cost of ownership.

Greene Tweed products are sold and distributed worldwide. For additional information, call +1.215.256.9521, or visit our website at www.gtweed.com.

Contact:
Seema Gangatirkar
Corporate Marketing
Office: +1.281.765.6686
sgangatirkar@gtweed.com

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