This book presents selected papers on various aspects of rubber engineering, technology, and exploitation. The contributions range from new methods of the modification of filler surface and crosslinks structure of rubber vulcanizates, through modern functional elastomer composites, to aspects of their thermal stability, flammability, and ozone degradation.
Each chapter contains a brief introduction to a particular topic, a description of the experimental techniques, and a discussion on the results obtained, followed by conclusions. The book will help to broaden the knowledge of researchers in the field of rubber compounding, crosslinking, and behavior under various exploitation conditions.
The research and development presented in this book has potential for industrial applications as well as for new materials and technologies. The book also details theoretical background to a number of experimental techniques, which should make it interesting to research students and professionals.
Part 1: Structure of Elastomers
Segmental Mobility in Crystalline Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) Studied by EPR Probe Technique; A. L. Iordanskii, P. P. Kamaev, S. G. Karpova, A. A. Olkhov, Yu. N. Zernova, and G. E. Zaikov
Interfacial Layer in Blends of Elastomers with Different Polarities; N. M. Livanova, R. Jozwik, A. A. Popov, and G. E. Zaikov
Influence of Molecular Structure of Components on Crystallinity and Mechanical Properties of Ldpe/Epdm Blends; Dariusz M. Bielinski and Czeslaw Slusarczyk
A Study on the Structural Features of Phb-Epc Blends and Their Thermal Degradation; A. A. Ol’khov, A. L. Iordanskii, W. Tyszkiewicz, and G. E. Zaikov
Part 2: Interphase Elastomer-Filler Interactions
The Structure of Nanofiller in Elastomeric Particulate-Filled Nanocomposites; Yu. G. Yanovskii, G. V. Kozlov, R. M. Kozlowski, J. Richert, and G. E. Zaikov
The Description of Nanofiller Particles Aggregation Within the Frameworks of Irreversible Aggregation Models; Yu. G. Yanovskii, G. V. Kozlov, K. Pyrzynski, and G. E. Zaikov
The Interfacial Regions Formation Mechanism in Elastomeric Particulate-Filled Nanocomposites; Yu. G. Yanovskii, G. V. Kozlov, Kh. Sh. Yakh’yaeva, Z. Wertejuk, and G. E. Zaikov
Boron Oxide as a Fluxing Agent for Silicone Rubber-Based Ceramizable Composites; R. Anyszka, D. M. Bielinski, and Z. Pedzich
Investigation of Rubber with Microdispersed Wastes of Silicon Carbide; V. S. Liphanov, V. F. Kablov, S. V. Lapin, V. G. Kochetkov, O. M. Novopoltseva, and G. E. Zaikov
Part 3: Modification of Elastomers and Their Components
Effect of Thermo-Mechano-Chemical Changes of Natural Rubber on Some Characteristics of Rubber Compounds and Vulcanized Rubbers; I. A. Mikhaylov, Yu. O. Andriasyan, R. Jozwik, G. E. Zaikov, and A. A. Popov
Radiation Crosslinking of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber: The Influence of Sulphur and Dibenzothiazole Disulphide on the Process; Katarzyna Bandzierz, Dariusz M. Bielinski, Adrian Korycki, and Grazyna Przybytniak
Rubber Vulcanizates Containing Plasmochemically Modified Fillers; T. Gozdek, D. M. Bielinski, M. Sicinski, H. Szymanowski, A. Piatkowska, and M. Stachlewska
The Study of Modification Process of the Indian Rubber with Functional Groups by Ozonolysis of Latex; L. A. Vlasova, P. T. Poluektov, S. S. Nikulin, and V. M. Misin
Influence of the Structure of Polymer Material on Modification of the Surface Layer of Iron Counterface in Tribological Contact; Dariusz M. Bielinski, Mariusz Sicinski, Jacek Grams, and Michal Wiatrowski
Part 4: Stability of Elastomers
A Research Note on Morphology and Stability of Polyhydroxybutyrate Electrospun Nanofibers; A. A. Olkhova, O. V. Staroverova, A. L. Iordanskii, and G. E. Zaikov
A Comprehensive Review on Application, Properties and Stabilities of Cnt and the Cnt Sponges; Shima Maghsoodlou and Arezo Afzali
Thermal Stability of Elastic Polyurethane; I. A. Novakov, M. A. Vaniev, D. V. Medvedev, N. V. Sidorenko, G. V. Medvedev, and D. O. Gusev