This book focuses on the effect the composition of rubbers and the conditions of their processing have on low-temperature resistance. It considers the nature and development of two physical processes, glass transition and crystallization, determining low-temperature behavior of elastomers. The book addresses the effects of deformation, pressure, an
Glass transition of elastomers. Mechanical properties of elastomers near the glass transition temperature. Crystallization of elastomers at low temperatures. Stress-induced crystallization of elastomers. Strength properties of elastomers at low temperatures. Contribution of crystallization and glass transition to low-temperature resistance of elastomers. Low-temperature resistance specifics of particular elastomers.