DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
VIP-Polymers provides engineering, design and development services employing CAD and analytical modelling and finite element analysis techniques. Engineering programs can then be transferred directly into tooling machine programs for fast and accurate mould making.
Product Design and Development:
In addition to our many years of practical engineering experience, VIP-Polymers utilise state-of-the-art CAD technology for product design including Autocad, Pro-Engineer and Advanced Simulation programs to analyse all aspects of dynamic performance under pressure, deformation, fatigue, stress levels and other criteria.
All tool design takes place in-house, utilising tool modelling programs, stereo lithography and computer simulation to determine analysis of flow and cure in injection moulding.
Material & Formulation Development:
VIP-Polymers designs seals for a wide range of applications including:
- Microbiological resistance
- Flame retardancy
- Impact attenuation
- Electrical resistivity
VIP-Polymers formulates and mixes its own compounds in-house.
Laboratory support facilities, including laboratory mixer, mill, rheometers and other equipment, assist the development of new compounds and control processing.
Compounds produced cover a wide range of polymers including:
Natural Rubber, Neoprene, EPDM, SBR, EVA, Polyethylene, Nitrile, Fluoroelastomer, Polychloroprene, Polyacrylic, Silicone and Epichlorohydrin, and meet a series of complex specifications. Although VIP-Polymers usually has compounds suitable for customers’ specific needs, experience in polymer engineering enables the development of new compounds to meet unusual requirements.
VIP-Polymers is also active in formulating industry standards through membership of several British and European standards committees.