For reliable operation of components and the system, control of the amount of particles introduced during manufacture is necessary.
In increasingly demanding technical environments in industry, chemicals and automotive, where standards and regulations are increasing, Hutchinson ORD guarantees the best characteristics of elastomer compounds.
Hutchinson on the cutting edge of cleanliness
To meet customer requirements, Hutchinson has defined 4 levels of cleanliness to suit specific washing and packaging processes:
- Cleanliness in the workshop
- Intermediate cleanliness
- Severe cleanliness
- Very strict cleanliness
For each customer’s need, the cleanliness expertise centre analyses the specifications in order to establish the appropriate washing and packaging process.
In some cases, specific packaging is used to guarantee the level of cleanliness: clean bag, single or double bagging.
Our test facilities
Hutchinson is equipped with special equipment that allows:
- the extraction of particulate contamination from its parts
- gravimetric measurements (mass of the pollutant)
- the quantitative and qualitative measurement of particles
in accordance with international reference standards such as ISO16232-2018 and VDA19.1.
Standards and Norms
Description and quantitative representation of the shape and morphology of particles
ISO 16232-1 :
Cleanliness of fluid system components
VDA 19 :
Description of technical cleanliness
Particle contamination of important automotive parts