Neoprene replaced by L.D.S Rubber
For many years we have used neoprene as the elastomer in most Mason Ind products. The main advantage of Neoprene was longevity and consistancy when compared to rubber. Rubber however is a better isolator exhibiting a lower natural frequency for the same deflection.
With the advent of new technology Mason Industries & Mercer Rubber Co have been able to combine the advantages of neoprene with the superiority of rubber with a new formulation called L.D.S (Low Dynamic Stiffness).
Neoprene Products Now L.D.S
The neoprene elements in Mason acoustic ceiling hangers, wall isolation products, as well as Mason floating floor products have now been replaced with the new L.D.S (Low Dynamic Stiffness) rubber.
Mason Industries rubber mounts and pads are still available in neoprene although there are LDS rubber versions available.
Mason literature is currently being updated to show L.D.S (Low Dynamic Stiffness) in place of the neoprene where applicable.
Longevity of Natural Rubber
A study commission by the Malaysian Rubber Board on the The Longevity of Natural Rubber in Engineering Applicationsfound that all the evidence points to a service life well in excess of 100 years for well-designed and well manufactured natural rubber load bearing components. Good design and manufacture are assured by the wealth of information and advice available: natural rubber is backed by 50 Engineering Data Sheets giving detailed physical and dynamic mechanical properties for a comprehensive range of vulcanizates. The publication of the EDS serie has led to claims that natural rubber is the best characterized engineering elastomer available: the evidence here shows without doubt that it is also the longest-serving.
Mason Industries have applied the above information in the production of our Low Dynamic Stiffness – L.D.S rubber. All our products are produced to the highest standard and as such we are industry leaders. We so out-rank our competitors that Mason Industries products are often specifically specified for a job.
LDS Rubber Related Links
Some links related to the above information:
Malaysian Rubber Board
The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre