Rubber Technology / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)

Overview

This book is a practical guide to cost-effective formulating of rubber compounds to achieve optimal processing and performance. It provides a thorough discussion of the principles of rubber compounding, rubber testing, and how various compound changes will affect different properties and test measurements. Rubber compounding is discussed as a series of interdependent systems such as the elastomer system, the filler-oil system, and the cure system. A holistic approach is used to show how changes in these different systems will affect specific compound properties. Much attention is given to trade-offs in properties and emphasis is placed on finding the best balance for compound cost, processing properties, and product performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569904657
  • Publisher: Hanser Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Rubber Compounding: Introduction, Definitions, and Available Resources

Compound Processing Characteristics and Testing

Vulcanizate Physical Properties, Performance Characteristics, and Testing

Rubber Compound Economics

The Technical Project Approach to Experimental Design and Compound Development

Elastomer Selection

General Purpose Elastomers and Blends

Specialty Elastomers

Polyurethane Elastomers

Thermoplastic Elastomers

Recycled Rubber

Compounding with Carbon Black and Oil

Precipitated Silica and Non-Black Fillers

Ester Plasticizers and Processing Additives

Sulfur Cure Systems

Cures for Specialty Elastomers

Peroxide Cure Systems

Tackifying, Curing, and Reinforcing Resins

Antidegradants

Compounding for Brass Wire Adhesion

Chemical Blowing Agents

Flame Retardants

Rubber Mixing

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