For the rubber products like hoses, they may corroded by ultraviolet, oxygen, ozone and other factors and cause the rubber products age. So the rubber protection wax is needed in the production.
What is rubber protection wax?
Rubber protection wax, just as its name implies, is a kind of special wax to protect rubber products from aging caused by the corrosion of ultraviolet, oxygen, ozone and other natural factors. Rubber protection wax has excellent resistance to such factors and it has better protection in the temperature from -5℃ to 55℃.
What’s the structure of rubber protection wax?
The structure of rubber protection wax is depend on the working temperature scope and the ozone corrosion resistance capacity of the rubber products. According to the aging resistance requirement and adaption of rubber, make a determination and screen of petroleum wax and microcrystalline wax on the inner structure. Then process into a kind of special protective wax for rubber which is composed of different groups, different melting points and different fractions, but has a certain carbon number distribution structure and content.
In general, the inner quality and working feature can be determined according to the temperature range of ozone eroding the rubber compound and the working conditions. Presently, the rubber protection wax is divided into 4 series: medium temperature wax, medium-high temperature wax, high temperature wax and all-weather wax. You can choose a proper one according to your requirement.
What’s the protection method of rubber protecting wax?
The main method is to add rubber protection wax into the raw material and reach certain saturability. When the rubber products affected by the outside temperature, the wax transferred to the surface of products and forms a waxy film with good impermeability, high strength and elasticity. The waxy film resists aging and the corrosion from ultraviolet, oxygen and ozone. It avoids the fracture on the surface of rubber products and then prolong the working life. There should be antioxidant added into the raw material and this can make it play a good synergistic effect of anti-aging system.
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