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Corbas – REP international, leader in the rubber injection molding machine with the head office being located in Lyon-Corbas, France, has just concluded the acquisition of the patented HSM devulcanization technology on an exclusive right basis, as well as the devulcanization center Watson-Brown HSM-Berlin. This center is equipped with an operational devulcanization line and a test laboratory operated by a team of 6 persons.

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Bruno Tabar, CEO of the REP group announces that “REP International will carry on with the development of the HSM technology, its implementation in the center of Berlin and promote a sales offer of devulcanization machines and a devulcanization service on the international market with compounders and processors“.

A resolutely promising eco-process 

Watson Brown HSM Berlin becomes so far the 7th subsidiary of the REP group, the 6 others being involved in the sales and after-sales of REP presses throughout the world. This take-over confirms REP’s readiness to extend their offer, as accentuated through their new corporate baseline “Rubber in motion”.  Aiming to work beyond the injection of rubber and devoted to the tradition of innovation at customers’ service, REP has developed a technical and commercial partnership with Watson Brown HSM the purpose of which is to devulcanize rubber production scraps and reintroduce them into the production chain.

After a series of validation tests conducted in REP’s customer plants it was established that the process is technically performing and economically efficient. That’s when REP decided after many years of collaboration to integrate Watson Brown HSM in their group.

But what is the HSM devulcanization process? 

This patented process applies to any kind of uncontaminated rubber production waste. Once the compound is devulcanized, it is reintegrated into the basic compound. This results in significant savings on both compound and waste disposal costs.

Watson Brown has developed a patent for devulcanizing cured rubber. Controlling the strain applied to the compound by the HSM machine causes the rubber to be devulcanized by preserving properties which are very close to the initial compound.

This is a 100% thermo-mechanical process without adding any further substances or chemical agents and is performed at low temperature, in order to prevent the characteristics of the devulcanized rubber from being altered.

From the devulcanization service to the series machine

REP relies on their industrialization capacities, their experience and geographical international presence to develop the commercialization of HSM machines.  The HSM structure and its components being very close to those of a press, REP has the capacities to industrialize and manufacture these machines.

With the acquisition of the intellectual property and the plant of Watson Brown in Berlin, REP is developing a devulcanization machine offer intended for compounders and rubber processors in addition to the existing devulcanization service.

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What do the activities of Berlin’s center consist in?

Berlin’s devulcanization center is equipped with a laboratory to run tests on samples intended for customers who are willing to test the process based on their own compound, so as to validate the properties before running industrial HSM tests. The existing capacities grant the center the ability to service all customers who want to devulcanize and reintegrate their scraps back into production, in order to substitute them for one part of the basic compound, resulting in a drop in operating cost.

For companies interested in implementing the tests, a few kilograms of scraps will be sufficient to conduct the lab tests resulting in data on the elongation, tensile strength and rheology of the samples. After the test, the customer receives back the processed compound for assessment. It is then possible to conduct production tests to test the final parts on an industrial scale.

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For more information on this announcement, please contact:

REP Corporation
8N740 Tameling Court
Bartlett, IL 60103-8146
Phone:  847-697-7210
Fax:  847-697-6829
Web:  www.repinjection.com
Email:  tgraham@repcorp.com
Attention:  Tim Graham, President

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Responding to growth in sales and expanded market opportunities, industry leader in rubber injection presses adds to staff 

John “JR” Mohl REP Corporation

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REP Corporation

Bartlett, IL – REP Corporation announces the appointment of John “JR” Mohl to the position of regional sales manager, effective immediately.  JR will cover select regions of the country, representing the full line of rubber/TPE injection presses and other processing equipment built by REP, the longtime world leader in rubber molding technology.

Commenting on the appointment, REP Corporation President Tim Graham observed, “We have been experiencing considerable growth in our business, with new machine orders from many of our longtime customers and also the acquisition of new customers who’ve come our way as the result of the new equipment offerings in our suite.  We know JR will be a real asset to our efforts in the field.  He also obviously has the right genes for the job,” Graham joked in reference to the new employee’s father, John Mohl, also a REP regional sales manager and an acknowledged expert in rubber molding technology.  John will be speaking at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland on various aspects of the molding and curing process.

A resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan, JR Mohl comes to REP with 15 years experience in various customer service and sales roles.  He holds a degree in Aviation Flight Science from Western Michigan University, where he is currently enrolled in the MBA program.

For more information on this announcement, please contact:
8N740 Tameling Court
Bartlett, IL 60103-8146
Phone:  847-697-7210
Fax:  847-697-6829
Web:  www.repinjection.com
Email:  tgraham@repcorp.com
Attention:  Tim Graham, President

REP Corporation, the longtime leader in injection presses for rubber and TPE molding, announces the start of a new credit program, effective immediately and running through July 31, 2010.  Molders who validate the scrapping of their older presses can earn up to $40,000 in credit against the purchase of any new REP machine, during this period.  The announcement was made today by REP President Tim Graham, at the company’s Bartlett, Illinois headquarters, near Chicago.

Graham detailed the offer, saying it would apply to any make or model of rubber or TPE injection press.  REP requires the molder to validate the scrapping of their old machine, thereby earning a predetermined credit, based on the old machine’s age and condition.  The credit, up to $40,000, can then be applied to the purchase of any new REP injection press in the G9 series.

He further noted the advantages of a new machine.  “Besides the higher quality parts a molder can produce, owing to the level of mold mechanics, material flow and control sophistication, a new press consumes less energy, has less downtime and less maintenance requirements, so it stays in production.  Even REP presses from our earlier generations cannot match the productivity and resulting profitability of a new G9 machine.  That’s not a brag, it’s a fact and it’s one we can document,” he said, noting the new machines offer better molding strategies, improved ergonomics and faster payback for the customer.

“It’s an offer you can’t refuse,” Graham joked.

REP Corporation is responsible for all sales and service in North America.  However, this offer is being made to rubber molders worldwide by REP, based in Lyon, France.

For more information, please contact: REP CORPORATION 8N470 Tameling Court Bartlett, IL 60103-8146 Phone:  847-697-7210 Fax:  847-697-6829 Web:  www.repinjection.com Email:  tgraham@repcorp.com Attention:  Tim Graham, President

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