DEVELOPMENT OF AN ECO-EFFICIENT PRODUCT/PROCESS FOR THE VULCANISING INDUSTRY
Keywords:multi-response, factorial design, eco-efficient, vulcanizing
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.
How to Cite
Becerra, M. B., Zitzumbo, R., Dominguez, J., Garcia, J. L., Alonso, S., & Hernandez, A. (2014). DEVELOPMENT OF AN ECO-EFFICIENT PRODUCT/PROCESS FOR THE VULCANISING INDUSTRY. The South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 25(2), 148–160. https://doi.org/10.7166/25-2-631
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