Rubber Compounding: Chemistry and Applications describes the production, processing, and characteristics of a wide range of materials utilized in the modern tire and rubber industry, from natural to butyl rubber, carbon black, silica, silanes, and beyond. Containing contributions from leading specialists in the field, the text investigates the chemistry and modification of raw materials, elastomers, and material compounds for the optimal formulation and engineering of new rubber products.
This Second Edition of the bestselling first:
- Adds new sections on environmental issues and recycling
- Provides more information on hydraulic hose and conveyor belting
- Expands the discussion of tire technologies and industrial rubber products
- Includes new information on synthetic elastomers
- Features extensive references for further reading and exploration
Rubber Compounding: Chemistry and Applications, Second Edition supplies the industrial compounder, teacher, or other academic scientist with basic information on materials used in the rubber industry. In addition, the book addresses a gap in the body of literature available to the chemists in industry and academia.
Table of Contents
Natural Rubber and Other Naturally Occurring Compounding Materials. General-Purpose Elastomers. Special-Purpose Elastomers. Butyl Rubbers. Thermoplastic Elastomers: Fundamentals. Carbon Black. Silica and Silanes. General Compounding. Resins.
Brendan Rodgers was senior engineer at ExxonMobil’s Baytown Technology and Engineering Center in Texas, USA, and is now technology advisor at the ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Shanghai Technical Center, China. Previously, he was as an engineer with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, with assignments in Europe and the United States. He earned his BS from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and his MS in polymer technology and Ph.D in chemical engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.