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Mehler Engineered Products introduces RFL alternative

Posted May 5, 2021

 

FULDA, Germany – German-based Mehler Engineered Products GmbH, a leading producer of technical textiles for more than 180 years, has released an innovative treatment solution as an alternative to established RFL (Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex) treatments.

 

MSAMehlerSustainAdhesive is based on the organic biopolymer Lignin and a latex component. Both ingredients are extracted from the renewable raw material wood, obtained CO2 neutrally and fully sustainable. MSA can be applied for all Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG). It provides excellent adhesion to different kinds of rubber compounds like NR, SBR, NBR, CR or EPDM.

 

“Over the last months, we intensively researched on a sustainable treatment as an alternative to traditional RFL treatments,” said Elisabete Silva, head of Innovation at Mehler’s Portuguese production plant. “Finally, we are proud to see our efforts were worth it. Our MSA treatment consists of natural components – and it is an ideal replacement of conventional treatments without affecting the production processes of our customers. Also, the properties of the final end products remain the same. On top of that, MSA is a perfect solution for all Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG) – both automotive and industrial applications.

Christian Meunier, CEO, added: “MSA is our answer to the increased requirements and restrictions on the market to replace the chemicals Formaldehyde and Resorcinol, which are included in RFL treatments that were established on the market over decades. We have found an excellent alternative with our MSA treatment. With this innovation, Mehler is making a great contribution to a more sustainable future. Thanks to the decreased consumption of sensitive chemicals, we reduce our environmental footprint significantly and we are further strengthening our social responsibility at the same time.”

 

Mehler still offers conventional RFL treatments but maintains an intense focus on green initiatives like the MSA solution. MSA is applicable for both engineered yarns and fabrics.

 

For more details on MSA, watch video: https://youtu.be/ikJzDlsckbE.

 

Source: Mehler Engineered Products

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