PERFORMANCE - OUR AIM

Thermoset Middle East, located in Dubai Investment Park, is one of the most sophisticated EPDM Rubber Extrusion Plants for Manufacturing Profiles to meet the special architectural sealing needs in the Middle Eastern climate.

This strategic division specializes in manufacturing special architectural sealing gaskets and is committed to excellence. It prides itself on designing performance driven and sustainable products, making it a cut above other brands in the region.

Our products are Vulcanized EPDM and they have fair tensile strength over a wide hardness range and excellent resistance to ozone, weathering and chemical attack. Furthermore, they exhibit very good electrical insulation properties.

EPDM Vulcanizates are resistant to the following

Non petroleum based automotives brake fluids Aryl and alkyl-aryl phosphate esters Hot water and steam up to 200 C with peroxide cured vulcanizates Aqueous solutions of inorganic acids, alkalis and salts Polyalkylene-glycol-based fluids Alcohol, glycols, ketones (e,g acetone, MEK) and low-molecular-weight esters (e.g. ethyl acetate) Silicones oils and greases

EPDM Terminology

  • EPDM is a terpolymer of ethylene,propylene and small percentage of nonconjugated diene. Diene provides unsaturation in side chains pendent from the fully saturated backbone.
  • EPDM compounds usually contain carbon black, zinc oxide, antioxidants, processing aids, petroleum based plasticizers and curing ingredients.
  • Rubber grades with higher ethylene content can be more easily processed and more highly loaded with fillers and oils. But this results in products with inferior ‘Low Temperature Properties’ and ‘High Compression Set’.
  • Other properties, particularly compression set, high temperature performance and low temperature flexibility, are highly dependent on the formulation and polymer composition.
  • EPDMs can be cured with peroxides or conventional sulphur cure systems.
  • Sulfur-cured EPDM compounds have high compression set and are less resistant to high temperatures.
  • Peroxide cured compounds exhibit excellent heat aging properties and resistance to compression set up to 150 C.
  • Peroxide-cured EPDM grades with low ethylene content have a service temperature range from -40 to +150 C and short exposures to even higher temperatures.
  • Peroxide-cured EPDM can be vulcanized by LCM line only, to comply with compression set properties as per DIN 7863.
  • Peroxide-cured EPDM can deliver compression set performance for decades.
  • Peroxide-cured EPDM are ideal for applications requiring ‘Good High Temperature Performance’ and ‘Low Compression Set’ e.g. Architectural Sealing Products in harsh climate areas of the world.

Output per annum

EPDM PRODUCTS

1,800

Metric Ton

SUITABLE FOR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

The unit houses an ultra modern EPDM Rubber Extrusion Plant from Germany. It is fully automated with a modern die making unit, with an annual production capacity of 3,600 metric tonnes. Especially significant are its architectural sealing gaskets, which are made to withstand extreme weather conditions.

FINE TUNED AT EVERY STAGE

It is well known that exceptionally performing LCM Vulcanization (Liquid Cure Medium) Line is a game changer. It, in fact, boosts the overall performance of Cold Extrusion Plants generating quality EPDM profiles. That’s what distinguishes Thermoset from others. It has a Cold Feed Extrusion plant with LCM Vulcanization (Liquid Cure Medium) Line that makes the best performing peroxide cure EPDM profiles for building and industrial applications.

These LCM lines can produce products which can comply with all needs of DIN 7863. Entirely pollution free and clean, Thermoset’s line is equipped with sprinkler unit for curing delicate shapes as well. The secret behind their consistent quality is the strict inspection that is implemented at all stages - material incoming/material storage/online inspection/final inspection and shipping inspection, which guarantees excellence for every metre produced.

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