Accession Number : ADA306151

Title :   Injection Molding of Elastomers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL

Personal Author(s) : Ruby, James D.

PDF Url : ADA306151

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The injection molding process for elastomers was investigated for its applicability in the fabrication of end items for Army use. A variety of elastomeric compounds was prepared and injection molded. Results indicate that most compounds which can be compression molded can also be injection molded. Rubber items having equivalent physical properties and dimensions were obtained from the two molding processes. Injection molding reduces the time required for curing; eliminates the need to preform the rubber prior to molding; reduces the amount of mold handling; and lowers the rejection rate in comparison with compression molding. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *INJECTION MOLDING, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, TENSILE STRENGTH, PROCESSING, COMPARISON, FABRICATION, CURING, HARDNESS, ELONGATION, ADHESIVE BONDING, NEOPRENE, NITRILE RUBBER, MOLDS(FORMS), COMPRESSION MOLDING.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE