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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177th Technical Meeting

Date: April 27, 2010
Location: Akron, OH

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Paper# Giannelis e p9227 1

Measuring Interfacial Strength in Clay, Sio2 and Carbon Black Filled SBR

Author: Emmanuel Giannelis
Abstract: The promise of unique performance, design flexibility, and lower cost has made nanocomposites the darling of the polymer community worldwide. The prospect of a new materials technology, which can...

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Paper# Futamura s p9331 1

Concept of Deformation Index to Calculate Energy Loss and Rolling Resistance of Tires

Author: Shingo Futamura
Abstract: From a material standpoint, tire rolling resistance improvement is primarily achieved by modifing the tread compound. Contribution from the remaining tire components, while individually small,...

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Paper# Halasa a p9340 1

Advances in Trans Polymers for Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Author: Adel Halasa
Abstract: One of the many attractive features of Natural Rubber (NR) is its ability to strain crystallize upon stretching. NR’s macro- and micro-structural features give it highly desired properties in both...

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Paper# Busfield j p9235 1

Smart Rubber: Is It Nearing Reality?

Author: ames Busfield
Abstract: Sparks-Thomas Award Address: Rubber materials are used in a wide variety of different applications, they range from seals to tyres and from earthquake bearings to barrier coatings. In all of these...

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Paper# Jana s p9218 1

Analysis of Non-Covalent Interactions Between the Nanoparticulate Fillers and the Matrix Polymer as Applied to Shape Memory Performance and Spun Fiber Properties

Author: Sadhan C. Jana
Abstract: Non-covalent interactions between filler particles and polyurethanes and polypropylene (PP) were investigated using fluorescence emission spectroscopy, infra-red spectroscopy, and shear rheoloy. ...

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Paper# Kohler j p9292 1

Development of an Aged Tire Durability Standard - An Overview

Author: John Kohler
Abstract: In the work leading to the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) Act of 2000, some members of Congress expressed the view that there is a need for an aging...

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Paper# Faust r p9285 1

Syntheses and Characterization of Novel Biostable Polyisobutylene Based Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

Author: Rudolf Faust
Abstract: Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award: Segmented thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers are one of the most important biomaterials. Polyurethanes offer a broad range of physical properties,...

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Paper# Kresge e p9242 1

Polyolefin Elastomers: Science and Serendipity in ElastomerDevelopment

Author: Edward Kresge
Abstract: Charles Goodyear Medal Address: Polyolefin elastomers based on ethylene, propylene, and isobutene plus other monomers are now widely used in many diverse applications. Major research and...

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Paper# Macisaac j p9321 1

Summary of NHTSA Tire Aging Test Development Research

Author: James D. MacIsaac
Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been developing a laboratory-based accelerated service life test for light vehicle tires (often referred to as a “tire aging test”). It is...

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Paper# Madl a p9330 1

Considering Nanomaterials in the Risk Assessment Paradigm: The Role of Nanoparticle Physicochemistry

Author: Amy Madl
Abstract: Although nanotechnology is still an emerging field and the enthusiasm for the potential societal benefits of engineered nanomaterials continues, concerns are being raised about whether our...

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Paper# Noordermeer j p9312 1

A Key to Enhanced Compatibility and Dispersion in Reinforced Rubber Compounds

Author: Jacques W.M. Noordermeer
Abstract: George Stafford Whitby Award: Of the total consumption of mineral-based oil worldwide, about 9% is directly related to tire use, or 8 x 10^6 barrels of oil per day. The year 2012 will witness the...

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Paper# Padovan j p9341 1

Overall Optimization of Tire Performance with Emphasis on Rolling Resistance

Author: Joseph Padovan
Abstract: The fullest possible optimization of radial tire performance is somewhat restricted by several life limiting design features. For example, the belt edge, and lower side wall turn up ply...

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Paper# Petersen e p9231 1

Consumer Reports Tire Testing: Consumer Considerations in Purchasing Replacement Tires

Author: Eugene Petersen
Abstract: Tires are one of the most important items on a consumer’s car and need to be replaced a number of times during the lifetime of a vehicle. Finding the right tire can be a daunting task. Tire jargon...

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Paper# Schuster r p9290 1

Functional Nanostructured Elastomer-Composites

Author: Robert H. Schuster
Abstract: Novel elastomeric composites have been obtained by mechanical incorporation of functional fillers. On the one hand functionalized magnetic and supraparamagnetic particles have been introduce in...

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Paper# Tuvell r p9345 1

Passenger Tires-A Role for Government Beyond Safety

Author: Ray Tuvell
Abstract: Government’s role in consumer protection began at the federal level in the early 1930’s to ensure product safety. Consumer protection also ensures fair competition and provides for the free flow...

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Paper# Vaia r p9216 1

Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites: Impact of Nanoparticles on Energy Storage, Strain Set and Recovery

Author: Richard Vaia
Abstract: Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are being increasingly examined for technologies ranging from biomedical implants to morphing structures due to their ability to recover deformations >500% or exert...

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Paper# Vanooij w p9306 1

Stability of the Rubber-Brass Interface in Tires – Is There Room for Further Improvement?

Author: William J. Vanooij
Abstract: Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award: The interface between brass-plated steel tire cords and the belt skim compound has been studied by tire and tire cord companies as well as...

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Paper# Waddell w p9238 1

Effect of Inflation Pressure Retention Loss Rates on Tire Rolling Resistance, Vehicle Fuel Economy, and CO2 Emissions

Author: Walter H. Waddell
Abstract: Inflation pressure is a critical property for optimum tire and vehicle performance. Air pressure affects tire traction, cornering coefficient, rolling resistance, tread wear and durability. Only...

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Paper# Walter j p9239 1

Overview of Tire Rolling Friction

Author: Joseph Walter
Abstract: Tire rotation is impeded by a frictional force which can vary from about 5% to as much as 30% of wheel load depending on tire type and internal construction features, cord and rubber material...

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Paper# Yurkovich c p9279 1

Tire Industry Challenges in Uncertain Times

Author: Charles G. Yurkovich
Abstract: Today’s tire industry faces unprecedented challenges related to raw materials supply and pricing, volatile economic conditions, government legislation and compliance standards, growing consumer...

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