Preferred Compounding’s Wadsworth,  Ohio, facility specializes in non-black elastomeric compounding, particularly ultra-clean and high-performance color compounds. The location excels in applications requiring excellent color matching capabilities. No black compounding is done at the location.
Common polymers compounded include natural rubber (NR), nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), chloroprene rubber (CR), styrene butadiene (SBR), isoprene (IR) and polybutadiene (BR). Industries served include lathe cut goods, rubber molding, flexographic printing, wire and cable, belting, FDA applications and many others requiring these types of compounds.
Formerly Kleen Polymers, the Wadsworth operation provides customers with consistent quality, technical excellence and high levels of customer service. Read the acquisition announcement.

Color elastomeric compounding and production control capabilities Preferred Wadsworth

Wadsworth rubber mixing equipment

  • 75-liter tilt mixer
  • 60 inch 2 roll mill
  • VMI batch off systems

Quality commitment

Preferred is committed to mixing and delivering high-quality compounds. This includes extensive technical resources and our Compounder’s Pledge to use first-quality prime ingredients for every order with materials never substituted without your consent.

ISO 9001

The Wadsworth location has implemented and maintains a documented quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001:1994 to ensure products conform to customer specifications.

Production support

  • Rheology performance including Mooney viscosity, Oscillating Die Rheometer (ODR) and rheology
  • Physical characterization including specific gravity, hardness durometer and stress/strain
  • Color matching
  • Lab batches
  • Access to Preferred’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab in Barberton