Technical Paper Archive


This site contains all papers presented at Rubber Division, ACS Technical Meetings from 2000-2018. Meetings prior to 2000 are incomplete and papers are added as they are digitized.


For older papers not listed here, please send your request, including Meeting Year, Title, Author, and Paper # to: cbrady@rubber.org


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183rd Technical Meeting

Date: April 22, 2013
Location: Akron, OH

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Paper# Deckmann mucha

Pulsed Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (P-DMTA) for An Accelerated Determination of the Rolling Resistance of Tires

Author: Horst Deckmann
Abstract: The development of improved tires (e.g. optimised rolling resistance) is one of the main targets in research departments within the tire industry. The determination of the tires` rolling resistance...

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Paper# Cusato  d

Analytical Evaluation Techniques of Parenteral Packaging Components: A Comparison Between Industrial and Medical Industries

Author: Douglas Cusato
Abstract: Elasticity was more than likely the first property of rubber materials identified as advantageous for medical device packaging systems considering the main responsibility was to maintain a robust...

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Paper# Burlett  d

Mechanisms of Zinc Co-Agent/Peroxide Cure Systems in EPDM

Author: Donald Burlett
Abstract: Zinc co-agents are used in peroxide-cured rubber compounds to provide excellent tear resistance, abrasion resistance and high temperature properties. The mechanism by which the zinc co-agents work...

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Paper# Franssen  o

Winning Against Functional Competition – the Success Story of Silicones

Author: Oliver Franssen
Abstract: Looking at the global elastomers market, Silicone Elastomers continue to be a niche with approx. 0.5% of the global demand in rubber. However Silicones continue to grow faster than many industries...

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Paper# Cooper  s

Polyurethane Thermoplastic Elastomers

Author: Stuart L. Cooper
Abstract: CHEMISTRY OF THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS AWARD. Elastomeric (AB)n-type segmented copolymers are systems which exhibit properties similar to crosslinked rubbers, but are thermoplastic and may...

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Paper# Dierkes  w

A Scientific View on Silica Technology: Filler-Coupling Agent-Polymer Interactions and their Significance for Tire Performance

Author: Wilma K. Dierkes,
Abstract: SPARKS-THOMAS AWARD Elastomer science is led by tyre research, globally as well as within our own department. The main focus of our R&D work since 1995 is on environmental and safety aspects of...

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Paper# Hergenrother  w

Uses of Functional Modified Elastomers: Preparation, Characterization and Cured Properties

Author: William L. Hergenrother
Abstract: MELVIN MOONEY DISTINGUISHED TECHNOLOGY AWARD The introduction of a functional (F) group onto elastomeric polymers can have a profound effect on the properties that can be expected and those that...

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Paper# Graf  h

New Tools for More Systematic Development and Improvement of Compounds

Author: Hans-Joachim Graf
Abstract: In almost all manufacturing companies of rubber articles, which are developmental suppliers to OEMs and not just converters, a huge number of compounds are created and tested through out the years...

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Paper# Hinks  w

Laminated Rubber Bearings -- Heavy-Duty Composites for Aerospace and Undersea

Author: William Hinks,
Abstract: Randolph Research initiated and developed laminated rubber (elastomeric) bearings for helicopter blade retention. These bearings have a composite structure, comprising interleaved and...

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Paper# Klie  b

Evaluation of Light-Colored Rubber Compounds Homogeneity

Author: Benjamin Klie
Abstract: In the rubber processing industry it is important to produce a continuous high quality concerning technical rubber goods. In addition it is necessary to achieve a good dispersion and distribution...

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Paper# Kawahara  s

Characterization and Properties of Natural Rubber with Nanomatrix Structure

Author: Seiichi Kawahara
Abstract: Preparation of natural rubber (NR) with a soft nanomatrix structure was made by graft-copolymerization of butyl acrylate (BA) onto deproteinized natural rubber with tert-butyl...

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Paper# Livigni  r

DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SYNTHETIC RUBBER: HIGH TRANS SBR

Author: Russell A. Livigni
Abstract: GOODYEAR MEDALIST AWARD The discovery and development of High Trans SBR will be presented. High Trans SBR is prepared using a novel polymerization initiator of a specific combination of a barium...

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Paper# Leuty  g

Investigating Tethered Layers of Bottle-Brush Polymers Via Coarse-Grained MD Simulation

Author: Gary Leuty
Abstract: "Bottle-brush” polymers are a type of comb polymer in which the density of side chains grafted to a linear polymeric backbone is large enough that steric repulsions between side chains cause...

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Paper# Mars  w

Quantifying the Strain Crystallization Effect On Fatigue Performance

Author: William Mars
Abstract: Crystallization of an elastomer under strain can greatly enhance fatigue life, particularly in the case of a nonrelaxing duty cycle. We present here a model suitable for use in fatigue...

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Paper# Lagarde  f

Micro-Raman Spectroscopy As an Analytical Tool to Characterize Polymers: Study of Silica Dispersion in Polymeric Materials

Author: Fabienne Lagarde
Abstract: Vibrational spectroscopic techniques, like Raman, have been extensively used for characterizing polymers structure and composition. This technique is an attractive alternative for online monitoring...

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Paper# Roland  c

Limits On Poisson's Ratio

Author: C. M. Roland, Peter Mott and Joon Roh
Abstract: We recently derived the bounds on Poisson’s ratio, ν, for linearly elastic materials, showing that the conventional lower limit, -1, is wrong; ν cannot be less than 0.2 for classical elasticity to...

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Paper# Schwaiger heinz hasse

Tailored Carbon BLACK Morphology: The KEY to Achieve the Best Compromise for in-Rubber Properties

Author: Andre Hasse, Michael Heinz, Bernhard Schwaiger
Abstract: Tire compounds have to fulfill a great number of performance parameters which are in some cases interrelated. Improving one parameter such as hysteresis in tire tread compounds may have an adverse...

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Paper# Waddell w

11th Worldwide Tire Survey. Tire Rolling Resistance

Author: Walter H. Waddell
Abstract: During the last 30 years, ExxonMobil Chemical has made a series of tire surveys to evaluate passenger car radial tires. The 11thWorldwide Tire Survey, planned in late 2009, was recently completed....

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Paper# Nakajima  k

Nano-Scale Mechanical Heterogeneity Seen in Rubber Vulcanizates Investigated by Nano-Palpation AFM

Author: Ken Nakajima
Abstract: We found the mechanical heterogeneity of rubber vulcanizates at about thirty-nanometer length scale by nano-palpation AFM, by which it becomes possible to obtain two-dimensional mappings of Young’s...

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