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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181st Technical Meeting

Date: April 22, 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX

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196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019

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194th Technical Meeting - Fall 2018

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192nd Technical Meeting - 2017 Fall

Paper# Douglas  judy e.

Innovations in Solution SBR Technology

Author: Judy E. Douglas, Norbert Steinhauser, Dave Hardy, Thomas Gross, and Fernanda Albino
Abstract: Legislated tire labeling requirements continue to challenge the tire supply chain to innovate new materials, so that tire performance can be accelerated and consumers can make better informed...

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Paper# Bailey  michael

The Utility of a New Dual Functional Coagent for Peroxide Cured Elastomers

Author: Michael Bailey,
Abstract: It is well known in the industry that addition of the proper coagent to peroxide cure elastomer compounds provides enhanced performance in terms of the rate at which vulcanization or crosslinking...

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Paper# Friehmelt  rainer

Soft Black Breakthrough: Ultra High-Structure Achieves Excellent Rubber Reinforcement and Dynamic Stiffness At Low Filler Level

Author: Rainer Friehmelt,
Abstract: There is a range of soft blacks used in the rubber industry for different applications, from tires to mechanical goods. With standard soft blacks, high filler loading is necessary to achieve...

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Paper# Zhang li qun

Some New Results on Rubber Nanocomposites

Author: Liqun Zhang
Abstract: Some new results on rubber nanocomposites explored by authors were reported in this paper based on our recent research works. To the layer silicate/rubber nanocomposites, new drying method and...

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Paper# Mars  william v.

Characterizing Rubber's Fatigue Design Envelope

Author: William Mars
Abstract: For many applications, endurance under cyclic loading is an important and challenging design requirement. Ensuring adequate endurance requires knowledge of the limits of the material in the space...

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Paper# Monthey  steven

Using Dithiophosphates and Dithiodicaprolactam Accelerators to Improved Dynamic Properties in Vibration Isolation Applications

Author: Steven Monthey
Abstract: The combination of environmental stresses along with the need for higher performance standards and longer service life for vibration isolation applications has brought the need to replace the...

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Paper# Bradley  calvin

Testing Results Linking On Road Fuel Consumption to Changes in Tire Rolling Resistance

Author: Calvin Bradley
Abstract: Tire rolling resistance is one of the primary forces opposing motion on passenger vehicles. New regulations appearing around the world will provide consumers information on tire rolling resistance....

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Paper# Bokobza  liliane

Enhanced Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Rubber Composites

Author: Liliane Bokobza,
Abstract: Carbon black and silica have been used for a long time in the rubber industry to prepare composites with greatly improved properties such as strength, stiffness and wear resistance. These...

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Paper# Giese  ulrich

Safety in Operation of Radial Shaft Seals - Investigations on Material/Lubricant Combinations

Author: Ulrich Giese,
Abstract: In a broad spectrum of applications, elastomer materials have shown themselves to be principally suitable for providing reliable seals in engines, transmissions and hydraulic applications. To be...

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Paper# Galimberti  maurizio

A Comparative Study of Nano-Fillers Effects in Rubber Composites

Author: Maurizio Galimberti
Abstract: In the field of rubber composites, nano-fillers are largely investigated and increasingly applied. They promote substantial enhancement of composites properties such as fluidity, stiffness,...

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Paper# Abdou sabet  abdou

The Santoprene® Rubber Story, a Pioneering Success, Part 1

Author: Sabet Abdou-Sabet, Mike Fath
Abstract: Santoprene® rubber is truly the first commercial Thermoplastic Elastomer based on polyolefin blends. Previous materials were primarily flexible plastics. Santoprene® was introduced to the market...

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Paper# Fath  michael a.

The Santoprene® Rubber Story, a Pioneering Success, Part 2

Author: Michael A. Fath, Sabet Abou-Sabet
Abstract: Santoprene® rubber is truly the first commercial Thermoplastic Elastomer based on polyolefin blends. Previous materials were primarily flexible plastics. Santoprene® was introduced to the market...

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Paper# Gozen  arif omer

Carbon Black Network Breakdown

Author: Omer Gozen, Mindaugas Rackaitis and Christopher Robertson
Abstract: Understanding the extent of mechanical deformation in filler-based polymeric systems has been of great interest in performance-related tire and non-tire applications. In this study, we have focused...

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Paper# Kawahara  seiichi

Hierarchal Structure and Properties of Natural Rubber

Author: Seiichi Kawahara and Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Abstract: Morphology of natural rubber was observed by transmission electron microscopy. Nanomatrix of non-rubber components such as proteins and phospholipids was found to be inherently formed in natural...

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Paper# Leblanc  jean l

Further Documenting Carbon Black – Rubber Interactions Through Large Amplitude Oscillating Shear (LAOS) Testing and the Adequate Mathematical Modeling of Results

Author: Jean L. Leblanc,
Abstract: The concept of topological constraints refers to the strong interactions that spontaneouly develop when a rigid material with an appropriate surface geometry (or topology) comes into contact with a...

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Paper# Kohler  john

Advanced Testing of Engine Seals

Author: John Kohler,
Abstract: Over the last 25 years, substantial advances in elastomer material technology and engine gasket and seal design have significantly contributed to the reduction in engine fluid leakage warranty...

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Paper# Schuster  robert h

Application-Oriented Strategies for Dispersion of CNTs In Rubber

Author: Robert H. Schuster
Abstract: The reinforcing potential of Carbon Nanotubes in rubber depends strongly on the degree of dispersion achieved during mechanical mixing of the compound. Application oriented mixing strategies were...

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Paper# Mody  rustom

Investments In Rubber Technology Development In the Energy Sector - Keynote Address

Author: Rustom K. Mody
Abstract: Keynote Address: The technical and operational challenges fast approaching the energy sector are creating opportunities for technology development in many areas including advanced sealing...

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Paper# Moore  michael

Tiny Bubbles: Determining the Cause of Blisters in a Screen Printed Elastomeric Ink

Author: Michael Moore
Abstract: When an ink is screen printed, air is inevitably worked into the printed bead. How quickly this entrapped air is able to escape from the bead determines whether or not a blister will form when the...

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Paper# Petersen  eugene

A Look At Tire Performance From the Standpoint of Consumer Reports and the Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)

Author: Eugene Petersen
Abstract: When it comes to purchasing tires, consumer tire choices commonly come down to availability and low price. Consumer research sites tread wear and traction as secondary considerations by tire...

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Paper# Putman  matthew

Elastomer Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine

Author: Matthew Putman,
Abstract: In 2007 the first in vitro bladder made with bio scaffolds was placed successfully in an animal model. This required a tremendous amount of research in genetics, bio informatics and stem cell...

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Paper# Quantrille  tom

Functionalized Silicon Carbide Whiskers for Use in Elastomers

Author: Tom Quantrille, Ph.D
Abstract: The effect of the use of functionalized silicon carbide whiskers as fillers in elastomers is investigated. Silicon carbide is a very tough material that is higher modulus and stronger than carbon...

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Paper# Qu  liangliang

Effect of Filler-Elastomer Interactions on the Mechanical and Non-Linear Viscoelastic Behaviors of Chemically Modified Silica Reinforced Solution-Polymerized Styrene Butadiene Rubber

Author: Liangliang Qu,
Abstract: Since the introduction of the so-called ‘Green tire’ by Michelin, precipitated silica has been proved to be the filler of choice for the manufacture of high performance pneumatic passenger car...

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Paper# Roland  c. michael

The GLASS TRANSITION In Rubbery MATERIALS

Author: C. Michael Roland
Abstract: A characteristic of rubbers that is unique among polymers is the similarity of their dynamic behavior in the glass transition zone to that of molecular liquids. Near Tg materials become very energy...

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Paper# Waddell  walter h.

Effect of Tire Construction on Inflation Pressure Loss Rates

Author: Walter H. Waddell
Abstract: The inflation pressure of the tire generally impacts the rolling resistance, treadwear, handling, and durability of the tire. Halobutyl rubber is the polymer of choice in the tire innerliner...

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Paper# Wen  shipeng

Filler Network of SiO2/SBR Composites Under Fatigue Process

Author: Shipeng Wen*, Fazhong Zhang, Xiuying Zhao, Liqun Zhang and Li Liu
Abstract: Rubber composites are often used repeatedly by dynamic stretch or compressing. Fatigue failure of the rubber composites easily occurs. In order to ensure the safety and reliability of rubber...

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Paper# Tiwari  rajkiran

Polypropylene-Elastomer (TPO) Nanocomposites

Author: Rajkiran Tiwari
Abstract: PP/PP-g-MA/MMT/elastomer thermoplastic olefin (TPO) nanocomposites were prepared in a twin-screw extruder at fixed 30 wt% elastomer and 0-7 wt% MMT content. The ratio of maleated polypropylene,...

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Paper# Wang  yiqing

Waste Rubber Reclaim by a Novel Technique and Its Applications

Author: Yiqing Wang
Abstract: Generally, to reuse of waste rubber, the three dimensional network of the thermoset rubber system must be broken down either through the cleavage of crosslinks, or through the carbon–carbon linkage...

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Paper# Wang  wencai

Mussel Inspired Surface Functionalization on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes(MWCNT) and Its Nanocomposites

Author: Wencai Wang, Yonglai Lu, Xiuying Zhao, Yi Jiang, Tuyuan Xu and Liqun Zhang
Abstract: Surface functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by bio-inspired polydopamine and its application in the preparatjion of natural rubber (NR)-MWCNT nanocomposites was studied. The...

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Paper# Wu  yixan

Polyisobutylene and Butyl Rubber Synthesis with High Productive Efficiency

Author: Yixian Wu
Abstract: State Key Lab of Chemical Resource Engineering, Research Center of Ministry of Education for High Gravity Engineering and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing P.R. China...

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Paper# Yeoh  oon hock

Mathematical Modeling of Vulcanization Characteristics

Author: O. H. Yeoh
Abstract: It is often useful to describe vulcanization reaction kinetics in terms of a mathematical model so that curing behavior may be predicted for different heat histories. Commonly used models for...

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Paper# Manas zloczower  ica

Fundamentals of Filler Mixing in Rubber

Author: Ica Manas-Zloczower
Abstract: Fundamental understanding of the chemical and physical factors that govern filler dispersion represents a crucial step for process optimization and control of final material properties. Dispersion...

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Paper# 20 Jones  mark

Evaluating the Engineering Strength of Hydrogenated Nitrile Compounds in Packer Applications

Author: Mark Jones
Abstract: Traditional elastomeric compound assessments typically use ASTM tensile evaluations for property valuation. While these evaluations are useful to the rubber compounder, the compound stress-strain...

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