In the production of technical rubber articles, the reduction of compound waste is essential to reduce costs and conserve resources. In a world where sustainability and resource optimization are increasingly crucial, finding ways to minimize waste during the moulding process has become a priority goal for many companies, including OCS, as a company that has been working in the rubber industry for 50 years.

Here are 5 practices to reduce raw material waste.

1.Process analysis

Before reducing waste, it’s crucial to fully understand the moulding process. Conduct a detailed analysis of the mould to be used, identifying critical points and areas where material leakage occurs.

2. Optimization of moulding parameters

Precise adjustments to moulding parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and moulding cycle time, can significantly help reduce waste. The use of advanced technologies and the implementation of automated controls can ensure greater accuracy and consistency in production processes.

3. Mould Design Optimization

The mould plays a fundamental role in the quality of the moulded piece and the amount of scrap: a correct dimensional balance of channels and tanks, processed according to the rubber to be moulded, allows for weight reduction and therefore minimizing  the costs of the scrap

4. Use of quality moulds

The use of high-quality, constantly controlled and well-maintained moulds significantly reduces waste associated with manufacturing defects and scrap. Materials that offer greater uniformity, strength and adaptability to project specifications, reduce the need for repeated testing and the risk of part non-conformity.

 5. Staff training and engagement

Engaging and training staff on mould design and maintenance best practices is essential for long-term success. OCS offers customized training programs and technical support to ensure that staff are adequately prepared to improve the efficiency of the production process.

Reducing waste in the moulding of technical rubber articles is a challenge that requires commitment, innovation and collaboration. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, OCS is a reliable partner for companies looking to optimize their production processes and reduce raw material waste. Contact our technical team for personalized advice and find out how we can help your business reach new levels of efficiency and sustainability. These practices, in fact, make it possible to reuse waste materials or production residues, which would otherwise be considered waste, transforming them into usable resources. Recycling not only helps to reduce the environmental impact, but also to optimize the economic efficiency of the production process.

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