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Published on January 1, 2008

Improved Barrier Properties of Tires by the Incorporation of Glass Platelets

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Date Published January 1, 2008

This Report has been authored by:Steve Fulton at NGF Europe Ltd. #with# David W. Mason at NGF Europe Ltd.

For a relatively low loading of glass flake, compound permeation was reduced significantly. Using a theoretical fluid permeation model, an understanding was developed that outlined certain processing protocols. Changes in physical and dynamic properties of the inner liner compound reveal the extent of reinforcement achieved.