What is a Process Control Plan?

A Process Control Plan (PCP) is a systematic and detailed document used in manufacturing and various industries to ensure that production processes are consistent, controlled, and capable of producing products that meet specific quality standards. The primary purpose of a Process Control Plan is to minimize process variation, identify potential issues, and outline corrective actions … Continued

DMAIC: a problem-solving methodology commonly used in Six Sigma

DMAIC is a problem-solving methodology commonly used in Six Sigma, a data-driven approach for process improvement and quality management. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, which are the five key phases of the methodology. Let’s explore each phase in more detail: Define: In this phase, the project goals and objectives are clearly … Continued

Process Control Plan

In lean manufacturing, a control plan is a key tool used to ensure consistent quality and process control throughout the production cycle. It outlines the specific actions and measurements required to maintain quality standards, prevent defects, and minimize variation. The control plan is typically developed as part of the overall quality management system in a … Continued

in-situ-situ and ex-situ

“In-situ mix” and “ex-situ mix” are terms used to describe the process of mixing silicone rubber compounds. In-situ mix refers to the process of mixing the silicone rubber compound directly at the manufacturing site or application location. This involves combining the base silicone material with various additives and catalysts to form a uniform mixture, which … Continued

Non-Polar Plasticizers

Non-polar plasticizers are often used in rubber applications that require low-temperature flexibility and resistance to oil, solvents, and other non-polar substances. Here are some common non-polar plasticizers used for rubber: Mineral oil – Mineral oil is a commonly used non-polar plasticizer that provides good low-temperature flexibility and excellent resistance to oils and solvents. It is … Continued

What is Plasticization?

Plasticization of rubber refers to the process of adding plasticizers to natural or synthetic rubber to make it more flexible and pliable. Plasticizers are chemicals that can soften and increase the elasticity of rubber by disrupting the intermolecular forces between polymer chains. This allows the rubber to be molded, shaped, and stretched more easily, making … Continued

Steam Resistant Silicone – long chain functional polymer surface treatments

Examples of longer chained functional polymer surface treatments for fumed silica include: Silane coupling agents: Silane coupling agents are widely used to modify the surface of fumed silica particles. These agents typically have a longer chain length (e.g., C18) and contain functional groups such as amino, epoxy, or methacrylate. The silane coupling agent reacts with … Continued