15. October 2018

International Elastomer Conference – Louisville, Kentucky 2018

The Rubber Division, ACS (American Chemical Society) is an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals and others in the rubber, polymer or related fields within industry, academia and government. Their mission is to enhance science, technology and business across the evolving elastomeric community. This conference takes place every October. The organization is over 100 years old!

Also this year, the company MonTech Rubber Testing Solution is represented at the International Elastomer Conference, which was held in Kentucky at the International Convention Center in Louisville.

“Innovative through research”

The Stifterverband is the joint initiative of companies and foundations that is the only one wholly involved in advising, networking and promoting education, science and innovation. They are inseparable for the Stifterverband.
Without education there can be no science and without science there can be no innovation. The Stifterverband – together with its daughters – is therefore committed to a holistic strategy in order to achieve sustainable success. These include competitions as well as support programs, studies or consulting services.

Therefore, we decided to participate in the survey on research and development of companies in Germany in 2017 and were awarded the seal of approval “Innovative through Research” by the Stifteverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.



28. September 2018

MonTech Set to Attend IEC in Louisville, Kentucky

MonTech, the fastest growing rubber testing instrument supplier, is attending the International Elastomer Conference from October 9-11 in Louisville, KY.

MonTech, with booth location #515, will be showcasing a variety of instruments and technologies at the upcoming IEC show. Instrument demonstrations include, sample preparation, RPA, hardness, density, Mooney Viscometer, and more. The 2018 IEC marks the 8th year of MonTech’s participation in the international exposition.


Dick Bagan, President of MonTech USA states, “Over the past year we have added 5 new instruments to our portfolio, including the Online Testing Cell, and this number is only increasing. This is an extraordinarily interesting time for the technology sector of our industry. More customers are gearing laboratories for connectivity to incredible systems and we are prepared to assist them on all levels.”


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19. September 2018

For the nineteenth time RubberTech China in Shanghai

Also this year, the company MonTech Rubber Testing Solution is represented at the RubberTech China – an international trade fair for rubber and rubber processing.

It takes place once a year in Shanghai and has established itself as the leading exhibition of rubber technologies in Asia. International exhibitors show the entire product range of rubber machinery, rubber chemicals, rubber raw materials and rubber products. The audience, consisting exclusively of trade visitors, can obtain detailed and comprehensive information on the latest developments, trends, services and products from the most diverse sectors of the rubber industry.

The fair takes place together with the “Reifen China”, the international tire fair in Asia. By combining both fairs, the entire value chain of the rubber and tire industry is presented, which leads to enormous growth and development potential for national and international companies.

10. September 2018

New Product Announcement: MonTech Ring Cutter

In the newest set of instrument releases, MonTech is adding the Ring Cutter        (RC 3000) to the list of its innovative instruments.

Equipped with 2-hand, anti-tie down control, and pneumatic operation, the RC 3000 precisely cuts ASTM, ISO & DIN standard tensile testing rings. The primary goals of the design of the unit are to ensure repeatability of results, long lifespan of components, and laboratory accessibility. By eliminating any need for electric or hydraulic supplies, the cutter is easily connected into any laboratory. Also, the cutting force is preset on the regulator unit ensuring repeatable results while enabling long life span of the cutting die.

The typical sequence of operation for ring cutting consists of three individual steps:

  1. Cut the pre-form
  2. Insert the pre-form into the second cutting station and cut the outer diameter
  3. Insert the pre-form into the third cutting station, cutting of the inner diameter


MonTech’s Ring Cutter can be used on a variety of materials including rubber, foam, soft plastic, film and other composite materials. The RC 3000 with a larger pneumatic cylinder is available for cutting materials with a Shore hardness above 80 Shore A.

20. August 2018

MonTech again certified worldwide Market and innovation leadership.

Once again this year, the company MonTech Werkstoffprüfmaschinen GmbH – Rubber Testing Solutions was able to assert its worldwide market leadership in the field of complex testing systems for research and development as well as quality assurance in the field of rubber, rubber and polymer industry at the International Rubber Conference (DKT / IRC) from 2 to 5 July 2018.

The visitors were able to get a live picture of more than 45 exhibits, including 13 absolute world premieres and novelties. With over 56 representative offices worldwide, which are growing steadily, MonTech once again underscored the innovative power of test systems made in Germany.

With a well-organized booth staff from over 11 countries, there was no negotiation or understanding problems, so there were always visitors of different nations on the 100qm large booth.

In the end we only have to say “It was a great success again”.

19. May 2018

MonTech USA to Begin RPA Testing Webinar Series on June 13th

Columbia City, IN – MonTech USA will be hosting it’s very first Webinar Series completely geared towards RPA testing. The Webinar, Practical RPA Tests for Quality Control and Compound Development, is set to take place on June 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST.

The Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) is a staple in both quality control and R&D laboratories. The vast capabilities of the machine range from determining molecular weight distribution of incoming polymers to analysis of post-vulcanization characteristics and much more. Test parameters are virtually endless. Although quality control and R&D serve different purposes, the main question for both is the same: How do we get our product to market as fast as we can?

The goal of the RPA Testing Webinar series is to give all participants a chance to view a practical approach to answering that question. The webinars will review many of the foundational tests to determine dynamic rheological characteristics of rubber compounds on the RPA.

Tests discussed include:

  • Process Simulations
  • Low Strain Frequency Sweeps
  • High Strain Frequency Sweeps
  • Payne Effect
  • Capillary Rheometer Simulation
  • Isothermal Cure
  • Isothermal Cure with Pressure Measurement
  • Cured Dynamic Properties – ΔTemperature
  • And more…

If you’re a chemist, process engineer, laboratory manager, lab technician, or anyone else using OR considering the purchase of an RPA, you do not want to miss this. If you’re a master of RPA testing, who knows, you may learn something new.

Mark your calendars for June 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST.

1. May 2018

MonTech to Present at Maplan’s Day of Technology in South Elgin, IL

From June 5th to June 7th, MonTech USA, specialists in rubber testing equipment and smart lab technologies, will participate as a speaker and vendor at Maplan’s Days of Technology event in South, Elgin IL.

MonTech’s presentation will center on Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) test procedures specifically related to rubber injection molders. Test procedures include incoming compound quality control checks, processability measurements, and injection molding process simulations. These key tests for molders will allow them keep their rubber vendors accountable and ensure their mixing process is performing optimally. Molders will also gain insight into diagnosing molding issues. All injection molders are welcome to attend the event and join MonTech at their booth to discuss testing compounds in their injection molding processes.

From June 5th to June 7th, Maplan, one of the industry leaders for rubber injection molding, will host The Days of Technology event at their U.S headquarters in South Elgin, IL. Maplan will be showcasing their latest technologies, providing workshops and training sessions for all attendees. Aside from MonTech, other experts and strategic partners will be presenting tailor-made topics related to the rubber industry as well.

17. February 2018

New Product Announcement: MonTech RB 3000 Rebound Resilience Tester Emphasizes Ease of Use

COLUMBIA CITY, IN – MonTech introduces their new RB 3000, rebound resilience tester, to their rubber testing product line.

The RB 3000 resilience tester features a rigid design with all main components integrated into the machine frame including a 5” touch screen display, data interfaces, and the entire mechanical system.  The machine is precisely manufactured from high strength stainless steel and aluminium.  The pendulum mechanism features a 15mm diameter hammer fin. The hammer fin is connected via the pendulum arm to a virtually frictionless air bearing system. To guarantee the highest precision in pendulum angle measurement, the RB 3000 utilizes a noncontact encoder system.  A fully integrated spindle with an adjustment gauge and clamp allows quick and easy setup of the test specimen so that testing can start immediately.

A fully automated test sequence with motorized pendulum release and return eliminates almost any operator influence. Once the operator presses the start button on the multi-language touch-control panel, the instrument executes the selected test sequence automatically – including up to three pre-hits and three test hits.  Once the test sequence is completed the test results are automatically displayed on the built in 5” touchscreen.

The RB 3000 is designed for safety, comfort, and intuitive ease of operation. The unit automatically detects incorrect sample placement and optionally enables tests to be started once a set temperature is reached. Integrated calibration routines allow users to easily measure, calibrate and compensate the pendulum friction.

The state-of-the-art RB 3000 is the most intuitive and safest rebound resilience testing machine on the market to date.

14. January 2018

MonTech to Show the Online Testing Cell at Hannover’s Tire and Technology Expo

Buchen, Germany: MonTech, the global leader for manufacturing rubber testing instruments and completely automated testing solutions announces that their Online Testing Cell will be presented at the Tire and Technology Expo February 20-22, 2018 in Hanover Germany.

Spurred by global advancements in smart factories, plus the increasing demand in efficiency for all tire manufacturing processes, the Online Testing Cell is ideal for high-capacity mixing operations. By analyzing data in real time, each Testing Cell brings greater testing capacity, repeatability, and accuracy.

Online Rubber Testing Cells link all the necessary MonTech testing instruments for batch release into a single, compact and modular enclosed frame. The enclosed frame is integrated directly into the mixing line, automatically receiving slab samples for testing. Internal robotics prepare the sample, label, bin, and position each specimen on the integrated moving die rheometers, rubber process analyzers, and bulk density testers. The closed loop control of mixing, testing, and host data interfaces provided by the Cell allows users to fine tune and optimize all processes together for the first time.

The Online Testing Cell is available for demonstration at the Tire and Technology Expo at booth #5040 February 20-22, 2018


Other upcoming international exhibitions include:

Tires and Rubber
Moscow, Russia
April 24-27, 2018

HF / DKG Rubber Mixing Seminar
25-27 April 2018

Plast Milan
29. May – 1 .June

DKT 2018 German Rubber Conference (CELL AVAILABLE)
Hall 12 NCC West – Nuremburg, Germany
July 2-5, 2018

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil
June 26-28, 2018

The 18th International Exhibition on Rubber Technology
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
September 19-21, 2018

Asia RubTech Expo 2018
Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, India
September 27-29, 2018

International Elastomer Conference
Louisville, Kentucky USA
October 9-11, 2018

Kaucuk Fair
Istanbul Turkey
October 24-27, 2018