HSM Background

A 100% mechanical process without adding any chemical agent

The essence of this approach is the use of mechanical stresses to selectively break cross-linking bonds, thereby returning a previously cured visco-elastic material to a soluble state for recycling into existing or new formulations.

This means a simple process:

  • requiring no additional chemical additives for the breakdown¬†(except the curing system adjustment)
  • requiring no elevated temperatures
  • that can be tuned to meet the requirements of specific formulations
  • for a wide range of cross-linking mechanisms.

Experimentation and development over the last ten years has shown that this process can be applied to a wide range of polymers at industrial scales.

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