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Published on January 1, 2008

Utilizing the RPA Variable Temperature Analysis for More Effective Tire Quality Assurance

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Date Published January 1, 2008

This Report has been authored by:John S. Dick at Alpha Technologies

Through either thermal couple studies or computer modeling, precise time-temperature profiles have routinely been established for specific tire designs. Through the new technologies of the Variable Temperature Analysis (VTA) from the Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA), one can now easily study the effects of changes in rubber compounds on the VTA cure curve and what implications this might have on optimizing the factory press cure cycle times.