Compound Development

Develop a Rubber Compound Formulation That You Own


Independent By Design

Argen does not manufacture parts, and we do not have financial interests in any particular part, vendor or recipe. These facets of our business are intentional, and we take being independent seriously. Of course we have starting recipes and a wealth of knowledge about compounding, but our objective is to develop a compound that works for you…nothing more, nothing less.


From Raw Materials to Finished Parts

Our deliverables will include what is needed to meet your requirements from raw materials to finished parts. When we scope a project we ask the right questions to ensure you get what you pay for. If you have a preferred molder or mixer we will work with them to safeguard against scale-up issues or problems in processing. These are the non-trivial steps that are often overlooked, and we have substantial experience in large scale Banbury mixing, processing and molding.


Start With Our Reverse Engineering

This type of work often begins with a competitive rubber, an exemplar product or current part whose formulation is unknown.  We have in-house expertise and equipment to  reverse engineer rubbers and polymers.  Our experience brings advanced techniques for identification of raw materials in cured compounds that is unmatched in our industry. We have developed proprietary databases to determine ingredients down to the level of specific cure agents, anti-degradants, plasticizers and more. This service puts us on the right path in compound development and it reduces guesswork and speculation.