VESTAMID® Injection Molded
The molding compounds of the comprehensive VESTAMID® product range can be adapted to the requirements of the component in question by the use of various additives. Many of the molding compounds have been designed specifically for the injection molding process and can be processed on commercially available injection molding machines to give high-quality end products.
In the technical information on processing of VESTAMID® L, D, E, and Terra molding compounds you will find details of
the plasticizing unit,
processing conditions, and
Plastic-Rubber Composites without adhesive
Wherever rubber components must be durably fastened or fixed, composite parts consisting of a hard component and an elastomer perform well. Composite parts of this type are found in a very wide range of applications, for example, as shock-absorbing bearings in the chassis of motor vehicles, and as buffers and reinforced seals in engines and machines.
Traditionally hard components consisted of metal composites. To reduce weight, particularly in vehicles, metal components are increasingly being replaced by suitable plastic parts wherever possible. Evonik's patented plastic/rubber composites process allows strong and durable bonding to suitable rubber mixtures; it uses molding compounds specially developed by Evonik for this purpose in a two-component injection molding process, without the need for special pretreatment or adhesion promoters. Details are available in the brochure High Performance Polymers in Plastic/Rubber Composites.