Rubber products are common items in everyone’s life. However, for various reasons, rubber will have a phenomenon that the aging performance will be reduced. As a professional rubber product manufacturer, let me introduce the reasons and countermeasures for the aging of rubber products.
Reasons for aging of rubber products
Depending on the environmental conditions in which the finished rubber product is located, it may cause cracking or hardening and deterioration of rubber physical properties over time, which is called aging. Causes of aging, external factors and internal factors:
1. External factors: external factors such as aerobic, oxide, ozone, heat, light, radiation, mechanical fatigue, lack of processing, etc.
2. Internal factors: Internal factors include the type of rubber, the molding method, the degree of bonding, the type of compound, and the factors in the processing engineering.
What are the protective methods for rubber aging?
Since the aging of rubber is a complicated comprehensive chemical reaction process, and it is impossible to absolutely prevent rubber aging, appropriate measures can be taken to delay the aging of rubber, thereby achieving the purpose of prolonging the service life of rubber. Anti-aging measures mainly include physical protection and chemical protection.
Physical protection method refers to avoiding the interaction of rubber with various aging factors, such as surface layer or treatment, adding light shielding agent, adding paraffin and so on.
Chemical protection refers to the addition of certain substances to prevent or delay the aging of rubber, such as the addition of amine or phenolic chemical antioxidants.
The prevention of aging phenomena focuses on the correct rubber type selection and formulation design, plus the rigorous production concept. This will increase the life of rubber products and give them the special features they deserve.