Compounds

Applications of latex compounds are numerous: mixtures based on natural and synthetic latex for the carpet, textile, mattress, automotive and aircraft industry. The latex compounds play an important part in the binding of pile material, the improvement of the cutting strength, the adhesion of materials and the increased comfort of the end product by the incorporation of a foam system.

The most important compound groups are:

Precoat

  • Description:
    Precoates are compounds based on a carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex, filled with calciumcarbonate.
  • Application:
    Pile binding. The precoats determine the stiffness of the carpet.

TILE PRECOAT

  • Description:
    Tile Precoats are compounds based on specially developed carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex to obtain good dynamic stability, filled with calciumcarbonate.
  • Application:
    Good dynamic stability.

NO-GEL FOAM

  • Description:
    No-gel foams are based on styrene-butadiene latex filled with calciumcarbonate. The compound is vulcanised by adding a vulcanisation dispersion. The no-gel foam can be delivered with a vulcanisation dispersion in it; otherwise it is also possible to deliver the no-gel foam and the vulcanisation dispersion separately. There is no gelling agent used.
  • Application:
    Absorbtion of energy, caused by pressure exerted by footprints or heavy furniture. Prolongation of life of carpets/rugs. Increase of luxery- and sales aspect.

AMMONIUM ACETATE GEL FOAM

  • Description:
    Ammonium acetate gel foams are based on a blend natural latex/styrene-butadiene latex, or solely styrene-butadiene latex filled with calciumcarbonate. A vulcanisation dispersion is necessary for vulcanisation. The ammonium acetate gel foam can be delivered with a vulcanisation dispersion in it; otherwise it is also possible to deliver the AAG-foam and the vulcanisation dispersion separately. Under the influence of a gelling agent (ammoniumacetate solution) and infra red rays, there is a phase inversion from liquid to solid.
  • Advantages over no-gel foam:
    Higher mechanical qualities and water resistance Possibility to compress the foam layer (before vulcanisation) for embossed structures Good foam structure and surface

SODIUM SILICOFLUORIDE GEL FOAM

  • Description:
    Sodium silicofluoride gel foams are based on a blend natural latex/styrene-butadiene latex, filled with an inert filler system.
    A vulcanisation dispersion is necessary for vulcanisation.
    The sodium silicofluoride gel foam can be delivered with a vulcanisation dispersion in it; otherwise it is also possible to deliver the SSF-foam and the vulcanisation dispersion separately.
    Under the influence of a gelling agent (sodium fluorosilicate dispersion) and infra red rays, there is a phase inversion from liquid to solid. SSF is most used for stair carpets, carpets in hospitals, ...
  • Application:
    Higher mechanical qualities and water resistance
    Possibility to compress the foam layer (before vulcanisation) for embossed structures Good foam structure and surface

SELF GEL FOAM

  • Description:
    Self gel foams are based on a blend natural latex/styrene-butadiene latex filled with calciumcarbonate. A vulcanisation dispersion is necessary for vulcanisation; there is no gelling agent used. The self gel foam can be delivered with a vulcanisation dispersion in it; otherwise it is also possible to deliver the self gel foam and the vulcanisation dispersion separately. Under the influence of infra red rays, there is a phase inversion from liquid to solid.
  • Advantages over no-gel :
    Higher mechanical qualities and water resistance
    Possibility to compress the foam layer (before vulcanisation) for embossed structures
    Good foam structure and surface.

GRASSBACKING COMPOUNDS

  • Description:
    Grassbacking compounds are based on specially developed waterresistant carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex filled with calciumcarbonate.
  • Application:
    Pile binding of artificial grass.
    High water resistance backing.

BASE FOR GRASSBACKING

  • Description:
    Bases for grassbacking compounds are based on specially developed waterresistant carboxylated
    styrene-butadiene latex. Customers add calciumcarbonate to make a grassbacking compound.
  • Application:
    Pile binding of artificial grass.
    High water resistance backing.

RUBBERCRUMB COMPOUNDS

  • Description:
    Rubbercrumb compounds are based on specially developed carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex filled with rubbercrumb (sometimes blended with calciumcarbonate).
  • Application:
    Antislipmats for cars.

BASE FOR RUBBERCRUMB

  • Description:
    Bases for rubbercrumb compounds are based on specially developed carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex. Customers add rubbercrumb (sometimes also calciumcarbonate) to make a rubbercrumb compound.
  • Application:
    Antislipmats for cars.

DOT COMPOUNDS

  • Description:
    Dot compounds are based on specially developed carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex filled with calciumcarbonate.
  • Application:
    Carpets and mats for balconies and terraces.

AUTOMOTIVE COMPOUNDS

  • Description type 1:
    Ready-compounds for the automotive industry are based on natural latex or styrene-butadiene latex. They contain a vulcanisation dispersion, which can be flame retardant.
  • Application:
    Strengthen and/or enhancing flame retardant capacities of interior material of car seats. 
  • Description type 2:
    Compounds based on thermoformable carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex.
  • Application:
    Used in automotive industry for materials to cover shaped parts of car interior.

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