Keltan(reg) 8340A EPDM rubbers are for continuous vulcanization and can be applied for compression and injection molding. The mixing behavior of Keltan 8340A resembles that of a narrow MWD polymer. However, where the incorporation level with a narrow MWD polymer comes to a saturation point, it continues steeply with Keltan 8340A, building up to a high level of dispersion.
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