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Made from a hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR yellow) material, a series of 10 new bellows suction cups have been introduced to the market. These cups from FIPA (Atlanta, GA) are available in 1.5- and 2.5-fold models, in 11- to 60-mm diameters. The HNBR cups are said to be ideal for moving hot plastic parts from molds without markings typically left on the product by temperature-resistant silicon vacuum cups. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) cups are resistant to oils and chemicals, but have been limited in that ozone and heat degrade the properties.

Amie Chitwood

October 28, 2008

1 Min Read
Heat- and ozone-resistant suction cups

Made from a hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR yellow) material, a series of 10 new bellows suction cups have been introduced to the market. These cups from FIPA (Atlanta, GA) are available in 1.5- and 2.5-fold models, in 11- to 60-mm diameters. The HNBR cups are said to be ideal for moving hot plastic parts from molds without markings typically left on the product by temperature-resistant silicon vacuum cups. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) cups are resistant to oils and chemicals, but have been limited in that ozone and heat degrade the properties. FIPA has found a way to selectively hydrogenate the double bond in NBR but not the entire nitrile group, which allows the material to withstand a greater amount of heat. The cups are compatible with FIPA’s modular systems.

FIPA Inc.
www.fipa.com

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