A manufacturer of dropper bottle squeeze bulbs wanted to reduce the surface-tackiness of their rubber bulbs; friction produced by the bulbs was causing manufacturing equipment to jam. Solving the problem required a customized solution that led to new levels of efficiency for the customer’s manufacturing process.
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Inhance’s chemists got involved to help solve this problem. They approached the predicament by studying the chemical mechanisms involved in this discoloration. Results from this study suggested that a new treatment chemistry and process might eliminate discoloration. The customized chemistry created much less color-causing structures on the surface. This treatment was carried out utilizing a new continuous process.
Using the continuous process and customized chemistry on natural rubber was a total success. The customer was pleased because they can now efficiently produce dropper bulbs that meet the cost and performance demands of their customer base.