Technical Papers
& Case Studies

Focused on the future, we strive to be at the forefront of new technologies.

Technical Papers

The compounders approach to developing compounds for components to meet major specifications in the Oil & Gas industry
Revised on June 2020

Rubber compounds have been developed and used within the oil and gas industry for several years, many of which have been specifically designed to meet the various specifications and standards that are in existence.

Development of a Range of
Fibre Reinforced Compounds with Improved Processing for Anti-Extrusion Applications
Revised on June 2020

Aramid fibres are synthetic fibres well known for their strength to weight ratio and heat resistant properties. Aramid fibres gain their strength from the aromatic polyamide molecular chain. The chain forms a highly orientated structure which imparts exceptionally high strength to the material. In a rubber compound it is important to achieve good dispersion of fibres and establish a grain direction in order to optimise reinforcement. Additionally fibre aspect ratio and dip treatment will have an effect on reinforcement.

Flame Retardant Compounds
EN45545-2 – LSLT – UL94 – LOI
Revised on June 2020

A range of low smoke, low toxicity (LSLT) halogen free compounds have been developed by our experienced technical team for individual applications, to ensure the material performance and processability are optimised for each application.

Case Studies

Specially Developed Oil & Gas Compounds

Rubber compounds formulated and compounded by Clwyd Compounders are used around the world for a variety of oil and gas applications. We have established an excellent reputation of being the specialist compounder for this industry, this
is largely based on our ability to formulate and consistently mix the most difficult of compounds.

Updated Silicone Aerospace Specifications
Issues for Compounders and Downstream Users

Silicone compounds are heavily linked with several highly detailed specifications. This is because the aerospace industry has
high levels of liability for the quality of the product and these quality requirements are second to none.