Kismet Rubber Products Corp. has added two production lines — one for rubber, the other for plastics — to bolster its capabilities.
On the plastics side of its business, the firm has added an extrusion line, which will allow it to meet customers' requirements for thermoplastic elastomers and flexible PVC, extruded profiles, tubing and cord.
The Blue Ridge, Ga.-based company also has developed a 60 durometer rubber compound for the transit industry that meets the requirements for smoke, flame and toxicity in the transit sector. The compound has been tested, the firm said, and meets all requirements.
It added a continuous cure salt bath line, increasing its ability to cure rubber parts in line. Previously, that could only be achieved by using a microwave and hot air vulcanizing lines. The firm also has five conventional steam cure vulcanizing lines.
Kismet's salt bath curing system allows it to provide continuous cure of larger cross sections, closed cell sponge and colored materials, which could not be produced using the continuous cure microwave extrusion line, the company said.