Rubber components are found in almost every area of modern life. Rubber is used in cars, in shoes, in construction and is used in many other applications.
This book provides a foundation in rubber technology and discusses the most recent developments in the subject.
The book is written by experts in their respective fields.
The fourteen chapters cover natural rubber, synthetic rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, fillers, compounding additives, mixing, engineering design, testing, tyre technology, automotive applications, footwear, rubbers in construction, durability of rubber products and rubber recycling.
The book will serve the needs of those who are already in the rubber industry and new entrants to the field who aspire to build a career in rubber and allied areas. Materials Science students and researchers, designers and engineers should all find this handbook helpful.
1 Introduction - S.K. De and J.R. White
2 Natural Rubber - N M Matthew
3 Synthetic Elastomers - S. Datta
4 Thermoplastic Elastomers - P Antony and S.K. De
5 Fillers - H. Mouri
6 Rubber Additives - Compounding Ingredients - RN Datta and FAA Ingham
7 Rubber Mixing - P Freakley
8 Durability of Engineering Rubber Products - RP Campion
9 Engineering with Elastomers - A Stevenson
10 Testing - R Brown
11 Trends in Tyre Technology - D.M. Dryden, J.R. Luchini and G.B. Ouyang
12 Automotive Rubbers - J-M Maillet
13 Rubber Compounding in Footwear - K Ames
14 Rubber in Construction - A H Delgado and RM Paroli
15 Rubber Recycling - A I Isayev