The Most Common Way to Batch Ingredients for Rubber

What is the most common way to batch ingredients for rubber products manufacturing? This is typically called rubber compounding. What is compounding in rubber processing?  Rubber compounding or formulation refers to the addition of certain chemicals to raw rubber in order to obtain the desired properties. The well-known chemicals are cross linking agents, reinforcements, anti-degradants, and colorants. In order to improve the characteristics of raw rubber and to have the desired color, natural rubber is compounded with many ingredients such as a plasticizer, vulcanizing agent, reinforcing filler, an accelerator, colorant, etc.  The ultimate goal of the most common way to batch ingredients for rubber compounding is usually to achieve certain physical and chemical properties without overly inflating cost.

The automatic ingredient batching of chemicals for compounding rubber is something requiring a minor ingredient batching system. This is explained in an application example.  This is a custom engineered minor ingredient batching system.  These are typically chemicals.  Other ingredients that can be, and usually are, controlled by the batching control system include liquids, such as oils, and bulk material such as clay or carbon black.

Rubber Ingredient Batching System

Rubber Batching Controls

Rubber Compounding Mixer Control and Monitoring