DEVELOPMENT OF AN ECO-EFFICIENT PRODUCT/PROCESS FOR THE VULCANISING INDUSTRY

M B Becerra, R Zitzumbo, J Dominguez, Jorge Luis Garcia, Sergio Alonso, A Hernandez

Abstract


This paper presents the development of an eco-efficient product/process, which has improved mechanical properties from the introduction of natural fibres in the EPDM (Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Terpolymer) rubber formulation. The optimisation analysis is made by a fractional factorial design 211-7. Different formulations were evaluated using a multi-response desirability function, with the aim of finding efficient levels for the manufacturing time-cycle, improving the mechanical properties of the product, and reducing the raw material costs. The development of an eco-efficient product/process generates a sustainable alternative to conventional manufacturing. 


Keywords


multi-response; factorial design; eco-efficient; vulcanizing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/25-2-631

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