Vulcanisation is the final, and necessary, process in manufacturing all rubber products.

Vulcanisation is the curing of rubber and in this process the individual rubber molecules are cross-linked into a three-dimentional network, thereby giving the
rubber product all its caracteristic properties such as elasticity and abrasion resistance.

The vulcanisation involves a chemical reaction between the rubber molecules and vulcanising agents, which needs heat to start  ( around 150 - 250 C ) and also pressure to assure a nice, smooth surface finish.

Vulcanisation can be made either static, in a press or an autoclave (for example VIKING suits) , or continously in a so called Rotocure (for example AlphaTec® materials*).

Charles Nelson Goodyear was the one discovering the vulcanisation process of rubber in the year 1839.


*Formerly known as TRELLCHEM®

  • Last updated 2/20/2020
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