About ten years after the publication of the Second Edition (1973), it became apparent that it was time for an up-date of this book. This was especially true in this case, since the subject matter has traditionally dealt mainly with the structure, properties, and technology of the various elastomers used in industry, and these are bound to undergo significant changes over the period of a decade. In revising the contents of this volume, it was thought best to keep the orig inal format. Hence the first five chapters discuss the same general subject matter as before. The chapters dealing with natural rubber and the synthetic elastomers are up-dated, and an entirely new chapter has been added on the thermoplastic elastomers, which have, of course, grown tremendously in importance. Another innovation is the addition of a new chapter, "Miscellaneous Elastomers," to take care of "old" elastomers, e.g., polysulfides, which have decreased some what in importance, as well as to introduce some of the newly-developed syn thetic rubbers which have not yet reached high production levels. The editor wishes to express his sincere appreciation to all the contributors, without whose close cooperation this task would have been impossible. He would especially like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Dr. Howard Stephens in the planning of this book, and for his suggestion of suitable authors.
Written for the following rubber industry personnel: purchasing agent, engineer, polymer chemist, student of rubber technology, shop floor manager, and the president and upper management. Customers who use rubber in their products can obtain an understanding of those technical aspects with which they are unfamiliar.
The core content of this book is derived from the author’s experience as a Senior Technocrat, associated with the rubber industry in the aspects of Production, R&D and new plant erection and commissioning. This book is dedicated to a variety of Rubber Starting Point Formulations that could be very useful for the rubber industry. The rubber industry is an important resource-based industry in India. Over many decades, the rubber industry has witnessed steady and strong growth. Rubber can be processed in many ways to manufacture a wide range of products. This book provides the starting point formulations that cover the manufacturing processes of rubber products such as calendaring, extrusion and molding. Thus, the book is very useful for new entrepreneurs, existing units, technical institutions and technocrats. These formulations are based on General Compounding Principles and properties such as Tensile Strength, Tear Resistance, The Crescent Tear Test, The Hardness of Rubber, Abrasion Resistance, Flex Cracking Resistance, Resilience, Heat Build-up, and Temperature Resistance. The formulations are aimed at products like Retreading Materials, Conveyor Belting, Transmission Belting and Hose, Footwear, Rubber Roller, Medical Applications, O rings and Seals, Rubber Blends and Manufacture of Latex Products.
History; Am pitçome pf ribber technology; The physics of raw and vulcanised rubbers; Raw polymeric materials; The chemistry and technology of vulcanisation; Materials for compounding and reinforcement; Reinforcement by fillers; Processing technology; Principles of compounding; Manufacturing techniques; Testing procedures and standards; Professional, trade, research, and standards organizations; Bibliography; References; Subject Index.
For technicians, research scientists, sales and purchasing personnel and others.
Rubber Technology: Compounding and Testing for Performance is a practical guide to cost-effective formulating of rubber compounds to achieve optimal processing and performance. It provides a thorough discussion of the principles of rubber compounding, rubber testing, and how various compound changes will effect different properties and test measurements.
Natural and synthetic rubbers play an important role in many aspects of modern life, and have been essential to developments in the automotive, aerospace, building and communication industries amongst many others. There is therefore an enormous range of knowledge that the engineering, designer or technologist working in these fields must have access to, from raw material properties to the behaviour of reinforced and composite materials. This book provides this information. The text opens with an historical account, followed by an outline of the whole of rubber technology which serves as a guide to the subsequent chapters. Initial chapters cover the physics of rubbers, the source and properties of raw materials, the vulcanisation process, and the reinforcement phenomena. They provide the background for the practical description of manufacturing processes and compounding principles to which the subsequent chapters are devoted. Testing methods and standards are then concisely summarised, and reviews of professional, trade and research organisations are included. Finally, there are abundant references to the literature and patent specifications and a full bibliography. Professor Hepburn acts as Editor once again for the third edition of this well-established book. The text has been substantially revised and updated with the inclusion of new data and illustrations in respect not only of the commercial information regarding materials and equipment but also of the important scientific and technological developments that have taken place since the last edition. Second Edition ISBN: 0 408 00587 4
This book is intended for those people who have a knowledge or understanding of rubber materials and processes but who wish to update their knowledge. It should be read in conjunction with Developments in Rubber Technology-l as that volume discussed developments in natural rubber and selected special purpose synthetic rubbers as well as additives. The authors have been selected for their expertise in each particular field and we, as editors, would like to express our appreciation to the individual authors and also to their companies. Such a book would be impossible to produce without such active cooperation as we have received. Volumes 1 and 2 of Developments in Rubber Technology cover rubbers which are processed and vulcanised in the traditional manner. It is appreciated that the omission of non-vulcanised rubber materials (the so called thermoplastic elastomers) will be unwelcome to many readers but it is intended, because of the size of the subject, to cover these materials in a subsequent volume. A.W. K.S.L.