Rubber Technology 2E

Compounding and Testing for Performance
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9781569904657
Hardcover: 567 pages
$229.99 (US)


Rubber Compounding. Compound Processing Characteristics and Testing. Vulcanizate Physical Properties, Performance Characteristics, and Testing. Rubber Compound Economics. Technical Project Approach to Experimental Design and Compound Development. Elastomer Selection. General Purpose Elastomers and Blend. Specialty Elastomers and Blends. Polyurethane Elastomers. Thermoplastic Elastomers. Recycled Rubber. Compounding with Carbon Black and Oil Loadings. Precipitated Silica and Non-Systems. Cures for Specialty Elastomers. Peroxide Cure Systems. Tackifying, Curing, and Reinforcing Resins. Antidegradants. Compounding for Brass/Wire Adhesion. Chemical Blowing Agents. Flame Retardants. Rubber Mixing.


This book 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 affect different properties and test measurements. Rubber compounding is discussed as a series of interdependent systems such as the elastomer system, the filler-oil system, and the cure system. A holistic approach is used to show how changes in these different systems will affect specific compound properties. Much attention is given to trade-offs in properties and emphasis is placed on finding the best balance for compound cost, processing properties, and product performance.

Author Info:

Dick, J.

John Dick has over 30 years of experience in the rubber industry. He was with BF Goodrich and later Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. as a Section Manager and Development Scientist in R&D until 1991 when he joined Monsanto's Rubber Instruments Group (now Alpha Technologies) as a Senior Marketing Technical Service Specialist. Mr. Dick has authored over 65 journal and magazine publications and four books on rubber technology. He received the Monsanto Master Technical Service Award in 1994, the ACS Rubber Division "Best Paper Award" in 1995 and the University of Akron and University of Wisconsin Appreciation Awards in 1998 and 2005 respectively for teaching rubber compounding and testing courses in their continuing education programs. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) receiving the Award of Merit in 1990 and Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Also he has represented the United States as a delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) for the last 24 years. He was appointed in 1992 to be Leader of the U.S.A. Delegation to ISO TC-45 on Rubber. He teaches seven rubber technology courses for the University of Akron and the University of Wisconsin continuing education departments. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Rheology, and ASQ with a CQE and CQA. He is also a representative to the RMA and has Recognition in Who's Who in America. Mr. Dick received his B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1970 and an M.A. from the University of Akron in 1979. He is married with two children and his hobbies include photography and amateur radio.