Monthly Archives: August 2009

Working on Processing and Conversion of Skim Block and Coagulum Scrap into Engineering Grade Rubbers

Rather than the dilution of quality a far better and more interesting approach would be to mechano chemically process it into a value added raw material, possibly deproteinized engineering rubbers.

This would be of particular commercial significance to Latex centrifuging and Latex Foam operations where I believe there will be a appreciable benefit in terms of their bottom line. Your also taking a throw away material that actually puts a strain on latex effluent treatment and converting it into a very useful value added raw material that will have a demand in the manufacturing sector. Imagine using this material as a substitute for supplementary rubber content where required.

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Innovation

The 30th of July 2009, a very special day for me, one that I am unlikely to ever forget. We all have our ultimate goals and challenges in life, some spiritual while yet others take on mythic proportions to be striven for but more often than not, never achieved.

Green Tire before Moulding

Well I’ve been hunting my version of big game for some time now, in some ways a shared obsession with my father. For my father it was achievable, in his view it was just a matter of time, something just around the corner. After he left us, for me it became an elusive hydra, using it’s many heads to throw one impediment after another in my way. Strange how technology and chemistry can take on such colourful proportions but in this case getting there has been on par with finding “Big Foot” or the veritable doorway to Shanri-La.

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