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Cabot Corporation launches high performance elastomer composites

News International-French

23 Jan 2012

Transfinity™ elastomer composites are a new class of materials that dramatically improves elastomer durability and delivers transformational performance improvements in wear resistance and vibration isolation applications.


Transfinity products are composites made from elastomer latex, which is a liquid form of rubber, and reinforcing particles, such as carbon black. The products are produced in a patented process that creates composites that are stronger than conventional elastomer materials.


In the mining, defense, automotive and aerospace industries, customers can use Transfinity materials to engineer significantly longer lasting and/or smaller products for demanding applications.


Transfinity products can extend the range of rubber pads or tracks on military vehicles, allowing tanks to travel farther without service and reducing the need for dangerous in-field service operations. Similarly, Transfinity products can vastly improve the service life of critical components in airplanes and helicopters.


Transfinity materials also enable entirely new possibilities in engineering design. For example, in automotive applications, the high durability of Transfinity composites creates opportunities to design smaller, lightweight suspension components that reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy.



Transfinity products are a Cabot brand of composites made from elastomer latex (a liquid form of rubber) and reinforcing particles, such as carbon black. Through the subsequent addition of curing agents, Transfinity elastomer composites can be molded or extruded and vulcanized to create shaped elastic parts.



Cabot Elastomer Composites is a business of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemical and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Mass., USA. Cabot’s other major products are carbon black, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, aerogel, and cesium formate drilling fluids. 


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