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Mdi R&D Presentation

  1. 1. Wide Range of Expansion Ratios Softness Levels Foam Density mdi Injection Molded Flexible Foam
  2. 2. Closed Cell with Skin Nucleation of Cell Structure
  3. 3. Research & Development <ul><li>Materials Characterization & Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Compound Specifications & Records </li></ul><ul><li>Development of New Formulation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Research of Novel Materials </li></ul>
  4. 4. Testing & Analysis <ul><li>Gravimetric Characterization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dimensional Parameters, Density, Specific Volume </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rheological Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials Flow, Melting Transition, Cooking Time, Expansion Behavior, Viscosity, Melt Index, Flexural Modulus, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2D/3D DigiMicroscopic Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Surface Morphology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Cell Structure and Distribution </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Testing & Analysis <ul><li>Mechanical Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tensile, Compression, Cyclic, Fatigue, and Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Color Matching Spectroscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Heat/UV Aging and Stability Testing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Compound Specifications <ul><li>Materials Specs and Safety Records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification, Approval, MSDS, Sample Control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Color Checking and Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Compound Improvement Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Toll Compound Formulation </li></ul><ul><li>and Ordering process </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Formulation Development <ul><li>New Product Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Demands and Application Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raw Materials Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resin system, functional fillers, cross-linkers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blowing agent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compounding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compound testing and test coupon preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testing & Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application requirement and customer approval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scale up and formulation standardization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toll compounding and production </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. New Raw Materials <ul><li>Existing Polymer System: EVA & LDPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other possibilities: Flexible PolyOlefins, TPV, Polyelastomers, Styrinic Block Copolymers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Existing Filler Non-functional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other possibilities: Heat Stabilizers, Flame Retarders, Mechanical Reinforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blowing Agent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Azocompound for food and medical application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heat Curing vs. UV Curing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster and safer vulcanization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better heat and compression set up </li></ul></ul>

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