Recycled Rubber As A Coating For Tools

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The recycled rubber provides many properties to the products and materials incorporated as it is a raw thermostable that also serves as electric and acoustic insulation. These qualities make the rubber the ideal material for making the safety coatings for the handles of tools used in electrical work.

Most of the tools used in different trades are manufactured from materials of excellent electrical conductivity, and that makes their handling dangerous during work related to electricity, among others, that is why this type of instrument incorporates a coating on the handles made from materials that, by their nature, function as electrical insulators, preventing the contact of any tool with electricity from affecting the person who uses it, isolating the current and thus avoiding severe injuries and even death.

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The Silicone rubber (ยาง ซิ ลิ โคน, which is the term in Thai) is a natural insulator of electric current. Also, it has qualities thermoregulatory that prevent the cold or heat received by one of these tools, for example, steel, pass directly into the hands of whoever holds generating burns and other serious injuries. In this sense, recycled rubber is a material that meets the necessary conditions for this type of thermoelectric safety grips for various kinds of tools to be made from it.

Other additional benefits offered by using granulated rubber in the composition of these thermoelectric safety materials for handles are their excellent resistance, malleability, and durability. The recycled rubber, in any of its commercial presentations, is a flexible and very resistant material. Withstands any temperature, various chemicals, vibrations, and continuous exposure to water without melting or cracking, discoloration, or wear from abrasion, and will not rot or decompose. The rubber granulation does not allow the appearance and reproduction of fungi on its surface. It is a durable material despite continuous use under adverse conditions, constant exposure to extreme temperatures, and abrasive substances.

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