This revised and expanded single-source reference analyzes all compounding material classes of dry rubber compounds, such as carbon blacks, platicizers and age resisters, integrating detailed information on how elastomers are built up. The work provides practical compounding tips on how to avoid oil or antioxidant bloom, how to adjust electrical conductivity and how to meet volume swell requirements.;This second edition: provides material on government regulations regarding rubber waste; presents current insights into the fast-growing polymer technology of thermoplastic elastomers; discusses the ramifications of the commercial availability of epoxidized natural rubber; and offers a comprehensive tabular chart on the properties of polymers.
Introduction to compounding; elastomers - natural rubber; elastomers - styrene-butadiene rubber; elastomers - polybutadiene and chloroprene rubber; elastomers - butyl and ethylene propylene rubbers; elastomers - nitrile polysulfide and recycled rubbers; vulcanizing agents; accelerators; activators and retarders; reinforcers - carbon black; nonblack fillers; processing aids; plasticizers and softeners; age resisters; miscellaneous ingredients; compound development - part 1; compound development - part 2; thermoplastic elastomers; testing and specifications; waste reduction and disposal. Appendices: unit volume and density; standard abbreviations; weights, measures, and conversion factors; density and unit volume of compounding materials; principal physical properties of rubber and their coefficients of change.