Troubleshooting Rubber Problems

Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 9781569905531
Hardcover: 297 pages
$144.99 (US)


TSE and TPE Materials, Compounds, Processes, and Products. TSE Materials and Compounds. TSE Processes and Equipment. TSE Products. TPE Materials and Compounds. TPE Processes and Equipment. TPE Products.


Problems can occur during the many steps involved in the manufacture and use of rubber products. There are challenges in selecting and combining materials to form a rubber compound, mixing and processing equipment under varied conditions, or using the finished product in different conditions and environments. From materials to processes to products, this book troubleshoots many of the different rubber-related problems and suggests approaches to solve them. Numerous case studies and references are included.

Author Info:

Sommer, J.

John Sommer is a registered professional engineer in Ohio. His long career in the rubber industry includes 28 years at GenCorp Research where he worked on a wide range of technical activities. He has published over 50 papers and one of his 16 U.S. patents formed the technology base for a new company. He has made over 100 presentations to universities, technical societies and manufacturers of rubber products. He currently lectures at the University of Akron and the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).