Raw Materials Supply Chain for Rubber Products

Overview of the Global Use of Raw Materials, Polymers, Compounding Ingredients, and Chemical Intermediates
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 9781569905371
Hardcover: 582 pages
$219.99 (US)


Basic Raw Materials from Earth Extractions and Agriculture. General Purpose and Specialty Elastomers. Textile Reinforcing Materials. Thermoplastic Elastomers. Polyurethane. Carbon Black, Fillers, Reinforcing Agents, and Coupling Agents. Process Oils, Synthetic Ester Plasticizers, and Processing Aids. Curatives. Antioxidants, Antiozonants, Tackifiers, Flame Retardants, and Blowing Agents. Intermediate Feedstocks.


The rubber industry is a vital part of the world economy. In this age of constantly changing economics and raw material "shortages of the week," this book should help the reader understand the overall technical and economic problems that are emerging which are beginning to affect the overall availability of many raw materials, chemical intermediates and final rubber products on the world scene.

This book is truly unique in that it is the only one that traces all the important organic and inorganic synthesis routes for the manufacture of synthetic rubbers, various fillers, plasticizers, oils, curatives, antidegradants, adhesion promoters, flame retardants, tackifiers, and blowing agents through their respective intermediates to the base raw materials from earth extractions and agriculture.

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.

Rader, C.

 Charles P. Rader, Ph.D., is a retired Marketing Technical Service Principal for Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P. He has 40 years of experience in research, marketing, and management for Monsanto and AES, and has over 200 publications and patents. He is past chair of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, and is an Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry & Technology.