Buying Green without Compromising Quality, Cost or Performance.
Lehigh’s Micronized Rubber Powders can be used in products that consumers come in contact with every day – from the plastics in their cars, the tires they buy, the flooring in their homes and offices, the roads they drive on, and the buildings and homes they work and reside in. But it can also be used in things they wear, specifically footwear.
Footwear companies are getting greener – targeting to lower their environmental impact by focusing on product design, sourcing, company operations, packaging and other areas in the product’s life cycle. With over 2.4 billion pairs of shoes sold annually in the U.S. alone, shoe companies are positioned to make a very positive environmental impact.
Footwear is not the only consumer rubber good that can make a positive environmental impact. Others include athletic equipment and goods, such as grips.
By using repurposed rubber consumer products companies can prevent waste, help preserve natural resources like oil, lower the amount of energy needed to make the product, and lower greenhouse gases. Additionally, these companies can save money over virgin material, and, in some applications, improve performance.
Due to its micron size and high quality, it is easy to incorporate Lehigh’s micronized rubber powders into new or existing formulations. Additionally, MRPs are compatible with multiple polymers, and provides a smooth surface appearance on finished products.
Lehigh offers a range of micronized particle sizes to fit any application- from 400 microns (40 mesh) to 50 microns (300 mesh). Click here to view the MicroDyne™ product specification sheet, which includes the ASTM specification classification.
For consumer rubber applications, Lehigh Technologies works with various types of material, including tire rubber, natural rubber, nitrile, and thermoplastic elastomers, and we are always evaluating new rubber polymer types.