• Thursday January 12th, 2023
    When is extrusion molding beneficial in the production of rubber components?

    Extrusion is a long-established process in the rubber industry. It has significant advantages over other methods such as injection molding. Extrusion molding is a very efficient method of large volume production, where the total length of the products can be expressed as a multiple of 500 meters. However, it has limitations too, such as the…

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  • Friday December 16th, 2022
    The four most common methods of rubber prototyping

    With the development of design softwares, one might think that prototyping would lose its function, but this is far from the case today. Prototypes and their creation still play an important role in the plastic and rubber industry. It enables testing the prototypes themselves and the processes by which they are made. In this article,…

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  • Wednesday November 16th, 2022
    Using solar energy to reduce the environmental footprint of rubber component production

    The production of rubber components is an energy-intensive process. By comparison, SIC’s factory in Pásztó consumes the equivalent electricity of about 310 average Hungarian households per year. In order to reduce our grid load and our carbon footprint, we have set a goal of installing a solar power plant that can cover approximately 10% of…

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