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“SHELF LIFE OF RUBBER” Video released by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

“SHELF LIFE OF RUBBER” by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics

The “Shelf Life of Rubber” is an informative video on the general shelf life properties of rubber. It is narrated by Rubber expert, John Bonforte Sr., GM & Tech Support Director at Monmouth Rubber and Plastics. “Don’t confuse shelf life with service life of rubber” – learn more, watch the video.


Video Transcript:

The Shelf Life of Rubber

By John Bonforte Sr.

  • Welcome to Monmouth Rubbers’ Ask John Technical Support
    What would you like to Ask John about today?
  • Jenna speaks “Hi John. Customers have been asking about the shelf life of rubber. They say everything they have read is way too complicated. Can you explain it in easy to understand terms?”
  • SHELF LIFE OF RUBBER
    Can you explain it in easy to understand terms?”
  • Shelf life is a rather broad term that can mean different things to different companies and/or people.
    We keep our customer out of trouble
    with proper technical informationThat is why we have
    “ASK JOHN”
  • There are published tables that list the recommended shelf life for various polymers. These tables are only a guide for the following reasons:
  • There are published tables that list the recommended shelf life for various polymers. These tables are only a guide for the following reasons:
  • The environmental conditions under which the specific compound is stored affects shelf life.
  • Some of these conditions are: temperature, humidity, source of light if any, oxygen and ozone exposure, deformation, contact with foreign materials during storage such as liquids, semi-solid materials, metal, and non-metal materials
  • NOTE: that shelf life relates only to the functional use of the compound over a period of time when properly stored. It does not relate to how the material may or may not perform in any specific application.
  • Keeping what we just learned in mind it is important not to confuse Shelf Life with Service Life
  • Shelf Life relates to storage only. It is separate and distinct from Service Life.
  • Storage conditions as detailed previously will affect not only the Shelf Life but also the Service Life of a specific rubber formulation.
  • Shelf Life relates to storage only. It is separate and distinct from Service Life.
  • Storage conditions as detailed previously will affect not only the Shelf Life but also the Service Life of a specific rubber formulation.
  • When properly stored, that is not exposed to the negative storage variables, the Shelf Life of Monmouth’s products are minimum of at least one year.
  • The Durafoam™ DK series, specifically DK1111, DK2121, DK3131, DK4141, and DK5151 have been stored at room temperature, out of direct light, for 15+ years with no visible degradation.
    NOT A SPECIFICATION
  • Physical property testing for density, compression deflection and color change show no statistically significant change as it relates to these 15 year old retains.
  • If you need further information and clarification as it relates to Shelf Life contact us with all the test parameters required so that we can give a more specific answer to your shelf life concerns.
  • To download this information you can do so by going to our website under the heading Technical Library and then Technical Information.
  • Joy of Rubber – can also be downloaded on our website in the Technical Library under General Sales Literature
  • Have a Technical Question?“Ask John”

 


 

Company Contact:
John Bonforte, Sr.
732-229-3444 x12
johnsr@monmouthrubber.com
Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp.
75 Long Branch Avenue
Long Branch, N.J. 07740

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