Neoprene, SBR, EPDM, and natural rubber all fall under the market category of rubber. When rubber is made, its performance and durability is enhanced with mixing in clay fillers. Applications include belts, hoses, tires, flexible gaskets and more as it is used in many products.
The particle size characteristics of the clay or clays influence the properties of the rubber composites. Calcined clay has important characteristics for making rubber compounds such for extruded & moulded components such as good reinforcement, excellent extrusion and low compression set. Old Hickory Clay Company produces a variety of clays that we can recommend for use in rubber compounds.