Bonded rubber components are a preferred over virgin rubber products in many applications. In today’s era of complex machines and processes, sometimes one material is not enough to fulfil all the needs of industry.
Therefore, rubber has to be bonded with metals, engineering plastics, wood, fabric, etc. to meet the required application demands in terms of strength, flexibility, hardness, pressure or temperature resistance. In such cases, rubber is bonded to a substrate using chemicals for surface treatments.