Cellular Developments Ltd

Case Studies

Below we provide details of four situations where Cellular Developments were able to provide specific solutions for individual clients.

If you have a situation that needs a unique solution then please contact us - we like a challenge!

Case Study One: Building Products

an example of rubber to metal bonding used in the building industryOur customer required a 2m long strip with metal side plates and a flexible strip of rubber in the sandwich to act as an expansion joint in a flooring product.

There were intended applications that required suitability for general commercial use and some more demanding applications with requirements for flammability and smoke emissions.

We developed a system of post vulcanisation bonding of a continuous cured polychloroprene EPDM or Vamac compound to meet the demands of the applications.

Case Study Two: Motor Sports

an example of rubber-to-metal bonding in motor sportsOur customer had an existing component made from oil resistant Nitrile Rubber bonded to stainless steel.

This has been successful in the past but was now required to endure increases service temperature. We developed a process for the bonding of fluoroelastomer (very high temperature and oil resistant) to the stainless steel.

This new approach resulted in a considerable increase in the sevice temperature as desired.

Case Studies Three: Industrial

an example of sponge rubber moulding used in an industrial settingThe customer required a seal to be bonded to stainless steel for use in a radioactive environment.

Specific load deflection and compression set properties were also specified. We developed an EPDM sponge compound and successsfully met the performance requirements using a scaled down development model.

This was then scaled up to full size for manufacturing.

Case Studies Four: Electro Optics

butyl rubber moulding used in electro opticsOur brief was to produce a protective eyeguard for an application that required no light to escape from the instrument until the users head was pushed against the eyeguard.

It also had to be resistant to various chemicals and radiation. To support the users head, a metal insert was used to stiffen the moulding and butyl rubber was selected for its chemical resistance properties.

Bellows were moulded to allow movement of the eyeguard to operate flaps that opened to allow the light through the lens.



C Frame 40 ton Vertical Injection Press used in injection moulding
C Frame 40 ton Vertical Injection Press

150 ton Horizontal Thermoplastic Injection Press used in injection mouldings
150 ton Horizontal Thermoplastic Injection Press

500 ton vertical Injection Press used in injection mouldings
500 ton vertical Injection Press

150 ton horizontal injection press used to create injection mouldings
150 ton Horizontal Injection Press


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