Customer case: Water purification
Vulkoprin produces Vulkollan® in the range of 75 to 95 Shore A. This large range of hardness is one of the reasons why Vulkollan® can be found in almost all technical applications, spanning the gap between rubbers and thermoplastics.
A good example is Vulkollan® with a hardness of 92-93 Shore A. This material has become ‘the benchmark material’ for wheels and castors for internal logistics used for example on electrical lift trucks, stackers, AGV’s and so on. The excellent combination of modulus and elasticity results in wheels with very high load bearing capacities and low rolling resistance. The ideal mechanical properties of Vulkollan® give products with the lowest ‘total cost of ownership’ !
Softer Vulkollan® types find their applications for example in seals, bellows, silent blocks and drive wheels. Harder Vulkollan® types show up in applications where extra load bearing capacity is needed. In some cases high speed is added as well in applications such as wheels for roller coasters.
What’s more : the excellent mechanical properties of Vulkollan® can be found in the full hardness range. Scroll down to deep dive in an application of water treatment.