Elastomeric Materials – Our Expertise Since 1949
We at Ames are using elastomers and elastomeric compounds to meet a certain set of end properties that non-individual materials possess. The predominant property of elastomers is elastic recovery after deformation in a compression or tension atmosphere.
Rubbers are also capable of adhering to most other materials, enabling different hybrid constructions, an intrinsic property that we at Ames learned to utilize and leverage.
The property profiles of elastomers depend mainly on the choice of the particular rubber, the compound composition, the production process, and the shape and design of the product.
When designing a critical elastomeric component, engineers must consider the most important criteria. Those may include:
- Vibration Damping
- Heat Insulation
- Oil and Chemical Resistance
- Mechanical Resistance (Including Abrasion Resistance)
- Functionality at Low and Elevated Temperatures
- Weather and Ozone Resistance
- Impermeability for Gases and Fluids
- Elasticity and Vibration Damping Properties
- Long-Term Creep