ZEON Presents New High-Performance HNBR (Zetpol®)
ZEON introduces with the new High-Performance HNBR (Zetpol®) compounding technology a hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber with outstanding next-generation properties. ZEON's newly designed HNBR compounds offer new opportunities for sealing applications by providing improvements in compression set, long-term aging, and processability. "Our new High-Performance Zetpol® contains unique polymer architecture and a specific cure site monomer in the polymer chain," explained Dr. Kai Kremer, recently assigned Commercial Manager of the HNBR division at ZEON Europe. "This gives greatly improved compression set resistance compared to conventional peroxide-cured HNBR." The improvement in compression set resistance is magnified over longer aging times and especially in thin cross-sectioned articles such as O-rings, seals and gaskets.