Multiple ingredient dispersions reduce the number of materials to be weighed by the customer, thereby increasing efficiency.
Multiple ingredient dispersions reduce mix times on single pass mixes and allow multiple pass mixes to be reduced to single pass.
Dispersions incorporate better in rubber or plastic compounds, increasing uniformity and reducing scrap.
Preweighed dispersions reduce worker exposure to chemicals.
Dispersions reduce dust resulting in a cleaner plant environment.
Purchasing: Reduced number of materials purchased resulting in less paperwork, more efficient sourcing, and lower freight costs.
Inventory: Reduced complexity, fewer individual raw materials resulting in a more efficient warehouse and easier tracking of first-in first-out inventory.
Raw Material Maintenance: Reduced materials testing, SDS filing, COA filing and raw material specifications.
Compound Staging Area: Fewer raw materials resulting in fewer weigh-up errors, less clean-up, reduced labor costs. No loss of chemicals from dust and better dispersion results in the potential to reduce the amount of chemicals used.
Mixing: Faster mix cycles, reduced energy consumption. The lower melt point of dispersions allow for a melt dispersion into the compound as opposed to mechanical dispersion.
Processing Line: The use of dispersions results in more consistent, homogeneous compounds from the mixer which in turn results in more consistent product from the processing lines.
Final Product: Improved appearance, high quality and less scrap.
Purchasing: Reduced number of suppliers and items purchased allowing for closer control over quality issues.
Raw Material Maintenance: Fresher materials because our dispersions come in sealed batch inclusive bags that protect from moisture.
Compound Staging Area: Fewer raw materials resulting in reduced weigh-up errors.
Mixing: Faster mix cycles, reduced energy consumption, and better dispersion are due to a lower melt point achieved when the chemicals are mixed together with a binder.
Lower Melt Point: Combining individual ingredients and wetting them out with a plasticizer/binder system lowers the melt point below the mixing dump temperature. This allows for a melting dispersion into the rubber as opposed to mechanical dispersion.
Processing Line: The use of dispersions results in more consistent, homogeneous compounds from the mixer, resulting in more consistent processing.
Final Product: Better appearance, high quality and less scrap.
Dispersions allow for reduction in the number of raw materials in the plant, air-borne dust, worker contact with chemicals, chemical loss, packaging waste through use of batch inclusive bags in returnable containers, and regulatory reporting.
Most dispersions are treated, reducing chemical health hazards. For example, ZDMC (zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate) is a severe inhalation hazard. After a dispersion is made of ZDMC, the particle size is no longer an inhalation hazard.