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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179th Technical Meeting

Date: April 18, 2011
Location: Akron, OH

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Paper# Gatti

Changing the Face of Kaolin

Author: Louis Gatti
Abstract: Historically, kaolin has been considered as a semi-reinforcing filler in rubber compounding applications. Improvements in kaolins’ reinforcing capabilities’ had been generally directed to applying...

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Paper# Denham

3M™ Dynamar™ RA 5300 Rubber Process Additive for FKM Compounds

Author: Jim Denham
Abstract: Compounds based on fluoroelastomer polymers have high degrees of chemical and heat resistance, but can also experience problems in processing due to being chemically inert, which makes it difficult...

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Paper# Giese

Characterization of Antioxidants Reaction Mechanisms During Thermal Oxidative Aging and the Role of Intermediates

Author: Ulrich Giese,
Abstract: Aging processes limit the service life of elastomer components. Over the course of time mechanical-dynamic (fatigue), oxidation processes, temperature, exposition to UV light (photo oxidation) and...

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Paper# Crosby

Lessons From Nature: Adhesion and Synthetic Morphogenesis

Author: Alfred Crosby
Abstract: Nature provides awe-inspiring lessons in designing materials structures from simple building blocks to achieve necessary performance. In these designs, ubiquitous forces are utilized to impart...

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Paper# Evans

Adhesion to Elastomers I: Viscoelasticty and Surfaces

Author: Larry Evans
Abstract: Adhesion is usually thought of as a surface phenomenon and simplistic models of adhesion attempt to define adhesion as a force centered at the adhesive/adherend interface. The physical and chemical...

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Paper# Hadjichristidis

Thermoplastic Elastomers with Complex Macromolecular Architectures

Author: Nikos Hadjichristidis
Abstract: Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award: Model graft and block-graft co/terpolymers of styrene, isoprene and butadiene with tri-, tetra and hexafunctional branched points, randomly or...

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Paper# Bernstein

Polymers/Organic Materials Aging Overview

Author: Robert Bernstein
Abstract: Accelerated aging of organic materials which results in believable predictions is a topic of interest to many engineers. O-rings are an example; love them, hate them, or like most people, consider...

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Paper# Mantell

Prediction of Polymer Tube Lifetime In Potable Water: Modeling Antioxidant Depletion

Author: Susan Mantell
Abstract: Polymer components offer a lightweight, low cost option for heat exchangers and absorbers as well as storage vessels. These components must be designed to consider heat transfer performance,...

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Paper# Nybakken

Adiprene Duracast: An Easy to Use High Performance Urethane System

Author: George Nybakken and Phaniraj Nagaraj
Abstract: Traditionally TDI prepolymers are cured with amines and MDI prepolymers with diols. Amine cures have not been used with MDI prepolymers due to high reactivity (short pot life) even though they...

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Paper# Ignatz hoover

Thermal and Oxidative Aging Chemistry of Sulfur Networks

Author: Fred Ignatz-Hoover and Byron To
Abstract: Compounding of elastomers to resist degradation involves a number of factors including the proper selection of Polymer, Antidegradant system and Vulcanization system. For example, saturated...

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Paper# Kuczkowski

The Stabilization of Raw Dienic Synthetic Rubber Polymers

Author: Joseph A. Kuczkowski
Abstract: Goodyear Medal Award: The mechanism of rubber polymer autoxidation is briefly reviewed with an emphasis and an appreciation for what these uninhibited free radical reactions can do to polymer...

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Paper# Isayev

Application of High Power Ultrasound In Plastics and Rubber Processing

Author: Avraam Isayev
Abstract: George S. Whitby Award: High power ultrasound deals with the application of high energy and high frequency acoustic waves to affect the properties of materials and systems to induce physical and...

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Paper# Leszek

Improving Rolling Resistance of Tires with Carbon Blacks

Author: Nikiel Leszek, Wesley Wampler
Abstract: Carbon blacks are the most widely used reinforcing fillers for tires and understanding their role in affecting the rolling resistance of tires is critical in making performance improvements....

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Paper# Tsou

Morphology and Continuity Development In Reactive Thermoplastic-Elastomer Blends

Author: Andy Tsou*, John Cheng, Maria Ellul, Basil Favis, Prashant Bhadane
Abstract: In this study, the interfacial reaction effect on morphology, continuity development and co-continuity in reactive blends of poly(isobutylene-co-p-methylstyrene) (BIMSM) and polyamide (PA)...

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Paper# Popio

Tire Rolling Resistance - Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Author: James Popio
Abstract: As potential for new tire labels and regulation of performance becomes a new more stringent reality, we will overview what is occurring with tire rolling resistance. The investigation is intended...

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Paper# Tsige

Morphology and Dynamics of Polymers In the Rubbery State At Interfaces

Author: Mesfin Tsige
Abstract: The surface and interfacial properties of polymers play a key role in many technological applications ranging from telecommunication to biotechnology. Most of the intended applications strongly...

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Paper# Siffer

Plasma Polymers for Reaching Reversible Metal/Elastomer Adhesion

Author: Frederic Siffer
Abstract: Plasma polymers are generally recognized for adhering very well to different types of substrates. The considerable advantage of plasma polymerization is that it is strictly a surface...

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Paper# Ravishankar

VNB EPDM Free From Macro-Gel Through Novel Control of Long Chain Branching

Author: P.S. Ravishankar
Abstract: Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award. Long chain branching (LCB) can be introduced into EPDM during polymerization by several mechanisms. These include cationic coupling through...

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