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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.


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An Investigation in the Use and Performance of Diatomaceous Earth in an EPDM Rubber Gasket for Domestic Laundry Application

2011 28

Event: 180th Technical Meeting
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 11, 2011
Author: Rajendra K Singh*, Andy Riley, Kelvin Thomas
Paper Number: 28

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  • ABSTRACT The reinforcement of elastomers by finely divided fillers, like silica, is fundamental to the rubber industry. Very fine particle size precipitated silica is the major reinforcing filler used to develop tensile and tear strength. Additionally, semi-reinforcing fillers such as ground quartz, calcium carbonate, clays, diatomaceous earth, metallic oxides, etc are also used to impart moderate strength in addition to other advantages such as improved

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