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  • Lifetime recycling loops for elastomer products

    With depletion of natural resources and growing awareness of the limited capabilities of the globe to cope with pollution, the need to design lifetime recycling loops for all types of products is steadily increasing. Rubber articles of all sorts...

  • New approach to coupling functionalized carbon black

    Functionalized carbon blacks incorporated into functionalized SBR compounds previously have been shown to provide significantly increased filler-elastomer interaction and reduced rolling resistance similar to silica-containing compounds, but...

  • Dynamic mechanical techniques for compound performance

    The purpose of this review is discuss techniques to better understand (and predict) compound performance. The scope of the paper will include: tire performance prediction; Lissajou analysis; WLF superposition; TTS superposition; friction...

  • Ester plasticizers for high-temp AEM elastomers

    Ethylene acrylic elastomers traditionally have been used in applications requiring high level of performance under extreme temperature conditions. They are typically used in a wide variety of automotive applications, such as turbo chargers, oil...

  • Comparison of Payne Effect, dispersion mix tests

    In this study, an RPA 2000-brand Rubber Process Analyzer with EDR was used to measure the differences in rheological behavior from using different base elastomers with variation in the applied work history during mixing.

  • Alternate fillers can reduce power consumption

    There has been increasing interest in the development of high performance, alternative fillers to improve the sustainability of the rubber industry. Nevertheless, little attention has been given to understanding the impact of these fillers on the ...

  • Laser technology dedicated to mold cleaning

    The first cause of mold fouling is linked to the compound used for the transformation (either in injection or compression), the type of the rubber and its recipe. The quantity of oil used in the compound recipe increases also the fouling.