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The Effects of Multiple Repurposed Materials as Reinforcements for Standard Rubber Compounds

B14 mcafee talburt 25sep20

Event: 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020
Location: Virtual
Date: October 19, 2020
Author: Carl McAfee
Paper Number: B14

Price: $20.00

  • This paper will study the effects of multiple repurposed raw materials for reinforcement in a standard carbon black based thermoset rubber formulation. The materials will be: a) carbon black as the standard, b) pyrolysis carbon black (recovered), c) ground tire rubber, and d) styrene butadiene elastomer (SBE) manufactured & processed by EFG Polymers LLC, from ground tires as a starting point. The materials will be evaluated in a factorial based design of experiments (DOE) to determine the "statistically significant" effects. Attempts will be made to balance the elastomer & carbon black content in all formulations. The testing will include process & viscosity data from the Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) using ASTM D6204. Additionally, the cured & dynamic properties will be studied also with the RPA using ASTM D6601. A final attempt will be made to generate a cost based analysis where performance properties vs. cost will be shown in a desirability function based approach.

    Papers from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020

    Items from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020