Effects of SBR Polymer Microstructure on Key Properties in Carbon Black and Silica Filled Tread Compounds
|Date Published||September 23, 2010|
Effects of polymer microstructure on key tread properties are well known in a given filler system. This study is designed to compare and contrast effects of carbon black and silica across a broad range of SBR polymer microstructures. Statistical models will be discussed which develop insight into performance characteristics relevant to the tread compound "Magic Triangle" of wear resistance, traction and rolling resistance.