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Turn-up Bladder Fabrics
Bladder Fabrics for Improved Tire Machine Productivity
Milliken makes tire manufacturing faster, easier and less material-intensive. With our bladder fabrics, tire manufacturers can extend the life of their bladders to as much 30,000 cycles, resulting in less downtime for bladder change and the use of fewer bladders per year, saving both time and materials.
Milliken’s bi-elastic bladder fabric is commonly applied to reinforce the turn-up bladders of tire building machines. The fabric has excellent elongation properties in both longitudinal and transverse directions, which allow a very smooth ‘deformation’ of the bladder together with a significant improvement of its durability.
Milliken’s bi-elastic bladder fabric is RFL treated for good adhesion to the bladder rubber after vulcanization. The same RFL finish also provides good release properties against the unvulcanized rubber of the green tire.
In order to improve processability and to simplify the assembly of the bladder, Milliken’s bi-elastic bladder fabric is also available tackified on one side.
Milliken Bladder Fabric Offering
Style 2700 - Turn-up bladders for PCR and light truck tires
Style 2732 - Turn-up bladders for heavy duty applications
Style 2740 - Sleeve and elastic hose reinforcements
Increased bladder lifetime up to 30,000 cycles
Increased tire production per building machine
Material can be slit according to customers’ requirements
Fabric is RFL treated to ensure superior adhesion to the bladder
The bi-elastic bladder fabric is also available in a single-sided tackified version for easier bladder assembly
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