FKM rubber is chosen for its outstanding resistance to weathering and oils. Like EPDM rubber, it is quite chemically inert, and there is special chemistry for adhesion to textiles.
Compotex offers dipped textiles to peroxide curing FKM rubber.
Our technology is water-based, with the dipped fabric having a long shelf life. Unlike with solvent systems where the dipped fabric has to be used quite quickly, the Compotex dipped fabric is stable for at least 6 months. This makes our customers’ production easier and more consistent.
We can dip a wide range of textiles – nylon, meta and para-aramid, and polyester – for peroxide curing FKM rubber. The dipped fabric bonds into the FKM during the curing process, giving a strong chemical bond between the textile and the rubber.
For FKM projects, we can undertake initial lab samples for testing, followed by small production trials so finished parts can be made and fully tested.
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Compotex offers dipped textiles to peroxide curing FKM rubber. Our technology is water based, with the dipped fabric having a long shelf life.
Textiles for FKM in Action
A customer who was currently making textile reinforced EPDM rubber parts, approached us for a new project with FKM.
We were able to confirm that we do treatments for peroxide curing FKM rubber, and to discuss the specification they were looking for.
They already knew the fabric specification that they wanted, which was a nylon (polyamide) 380 g/sqm fabric. We were able to make lab samples to 3 slightly different specifications so the customer could carefully evaluate which one worked best in their process and with their rubber compound, and best balance the adhesion with other technical performance.
With the lab samples tested, the go ahead was given for a production trial to their preferred specification. Our advanced production technology and versatile machinery meant that we were able to move quickly on the production sample and provide the customer with what they needed to progress the project.