Compound Development & Consulting

•   ARDL’s compound development services can help you reduce costs, develop new products, improve quality and reliability, problem-solve, and develop formulations that meet your unique objectives and specifications.
•   From highly technical developments to simply adapting one of the more than 30,000 compounds in our recipe library, ARDL’s experienced compounders can effectively and cost efficiently provide you with the formulations that meet your needs.
•   In this market of regular material discontinuations, substitutions, daily commodity price fluctuations and unproved ingredients coming from all over the world, it really pays to review your rubber compounds for efficiency and effectiveness.  ARDL can help.  Let us put our expertise to work for you. ARDL will confidentially review your compound for a nominal fee.  If there doesn’t appear to be any room for improvement and you are happy with its performance, that’s all you’ll pay and you’ll have sound peace of mind.  If we see opportunities for improvement, we will provide a quotation for:

o Testing your current compound to your required specifications
o Adjusting the compound to make it less expensive, perform better, or both
o Testing the improved compound to ensure it meets or exceeds your requirements


• Services:
o Technical Training/Courses – The following are available, but they can be customized to suit your needs:
 Basic Compounding, Processing, & Testing (1 day)
 Advanced Compounding Processing, & Testing (3 day)
 Anti-Oxidants/Anti-Ozonants
 Filler Systems
 Cure Systems
 Plasticizers
 Adhesion
 Processing (mixing, molding, extrusion, etc)
o Consulting
 Problem Solving
 Process Improvement
 Failure Analysis
 Include link to “Why Review Your Compound?” brochure
o Compound Development
 Including Compound Reconstruction/Reverse Engineering
 Include link to the chem lab brochure and the “custom compounding” brochure
o Evaluative Studies
 Move the “Evaluative” services tab from current “compound development” page to here
 Just list ASTM #s next to the different polymers:
 NR (Natural Rubber)/ IR (Isoprene Rubber) – ASTM D3192, D3403, D3184
 SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) – ASTM D3191, D3185, D3186, D3346
 IIR (Isobutene-Isoprene Rubber) – ASTM D3188
 BR (Polybutadiene Rubber) – ASTM D3484, D3190
 EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymers) – ASTM D3568
 NBR (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Copolymers) – ASTM D3848, D3187
 BIIR/CIIR (Halogenated Isobutene-Isoprene Rubber) – ASTM D3958
 And many more
 Remove the entire “Available Methods” section
o Test Development – Engineering
o Prototyping
• Technical Papers/Resources

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