How to Improve Rubber Compounds 2E

1800 Experimental Ideas for Problem Solving
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 9781569905333
Hardcover: 407 pages
$219.99 (US)


Introduction. Improving the Physical Properties of Cured Rubber Compounds. Improving Degradation of Resistance of Cured Rubber Compounds. Optimizing Measurable Processability Properties. Minimizing Adverse Processing Attributes. Tire Performance Properties. Appendix I:  Blends. Appendix II:  Cure Systems.


Rubber compounding is an art as well as a science. The art of rubber compounding is to achieve the best trade-offs in properties and to meet product performance requirements at acceptable production costs. The purpose of this book is to provide various experimental ideas for developing better compounds and solving technical problems.

This second edition includes more than 1800 experimental ideas to improve specific rubber properties. Many of the additional ideas are a result of an extensive review of recent journal articles and conference presentations from rubber societies throughout the world. Other ideas are the result of 18 renowned industrial experts who compiled a large number of diverse experimental suggestions to enhance specific compound properties.
Rubber compounding is a highly complex endeavor. By reviewing the suggestions in this book, the compounder may develop a better sense for how to best achieve a compromise with compound properties when developing new or improving tested rubber recipes.

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.