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  • Potential commercial uses of pyrolytic carbon black

    This paper studies the characterization and potential commercial uses of pyrolytic carbon black obtained in an industrial scale waste tire recycling process. Pyrolytic carbon black was produced using a rotary kiln oven with a daily batch capacity ...

  • Analysis of phthalates in polymeric substrates

    All past methodologies for the determination of the regulated phthalates are based on solvent extraction, filtration and concentration. These traditional techniques are cumbersome, time-consuming and suffer from analyst-to-analyst variability...

  • How market drivers fuel tire additive innovations

    Tire makers are challenged with satisfying the changing demands for fuel efficiency, improved performance and durability—all without negatively impacting operational productivity and cost. This paper focuses on connecting market drivers...

  • Simulation solutions for polymer additive manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing, by definition, is a process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer. Compared with subtractive manufacturing, in which the unwanted material is removed, instead, materials are...

  • Determination of PAHs in tires by GC/MS and NMR

    In 2007, the European Union issued a regulation, 1906/2007/EC (REACH), requiring that, as of Jan. 1, 2010, all process oils isolated from the tires must contain less than 1.0 parts per million of benzo(a)pyrene, BaP, and the sum of eight specific ...

  • Innovation in hydraulic hose, couplings industry

    Innovations in hose design and crimper machines have come a long way and are providing the critical elements needed for integration. The benefits, including time, resource and cost savings, will be realized across many industries where the...

  • Sealing force response and its relationship to leakage

    People evaluate the sealing force response of materials to try to estimate when leakage might occur. This is often based on correlated relationships between sealing force responses and actual sealing performance. This paper intends to try to...

  • Quantitative silica-filled tread dispersion rating system

    Precipitated silica can improve the in-service performance of passenger car tires by increasing the wet traction, reducing the rolling resistance and maintaining the treadwear life compared to carbon black use if silica is dispersed to the same...