IAE are pleased to introduce quality cow comfort solutions to our range. Following considerable market research across Europe and North America, IAE chose Huber Technik, based in Erding, near Munich in Germany to provide their cow comfort mat and mattress systems.
Huber Technik are unique in their manufacturing technique as they are the only manufacturer to use only new tyre compound to produce their goods. Huber Technik were formed as a company over 80 years ago, and like IAE, are still a family owned company. Due to the superior quality of their raw materials and manufacturing processes, the factory can provide a regressive 10 year warranty on all products.
What is rubber?
Today, the word rubber denotes many synthetic materials with elastic properties. Rubber has the ability to cross-link under heat and high pressure. This process provide rubber with the desired and final form. This rubber specific cross linking is call vulcanisation. This process happens only once and cannot be reversed.
Is it new rubber or a rubber regenerate?
Vulcanised rubber cannot be melted and newly pressed. It can only be broken up with a high amount of energy. Regenerates come mainly from broken up old tyres. They have little binding strength left (ability to cross link). In order to reshape them, bonding agents must be used. Regenerates are primarily suitable for relative hard, large volume components.
Is it natural rubber or a tyre mixture?
Huber Technik uses only new tyre rubber, with a minimum of 90% of it having not been vulcanised. Tyre mixtures contain valuable additives, which assure age resistance. Lower priced natural rubber mixtures do not contain those stabilisers. Therefore, the influence of light and air (ozone) easily makes them brittle. A high specific weight (>1,2) is an indicator for a high amount of fullers (chalk) in the rubber compound. Fillers make the compound heavier and cheaper. A high amount of filler is not an advantage for a products elasticity and durability.
What does wear and tear resistance mean?
To determine the wear and tear ability of rubber products, tear resistance, stretching ability at the breaking point, and abrasions are primarily examined. These criteria are clearly superior in new rubber.
Why do you need a inner liner of fabric?
Coverings made of high quality new rubber must not be very thick in order to offer elasticity, comfort and durability . The fibre insert made of polymide polyester stabilises surface coverings and minimise rubber specific stretching. In thin surface covers the fibre must carry the load. The rubber provides solely a protective surface and wear and tear protection.
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