RubberChem 2010

Rapra technology  December 2010  

Softback  19 papers  ISBN 9781847350053      £100.00
The global economic downturn had a vast impact on the rubber chemicals sector as many customers in the allied automotive, building and construction and industrial equipment fields saw their businesses badly hit. However, with the world economy now growing and consumer confidence improving, the demand for higher performance and superior durability of rubber articles is set to once again drive technical product developments and innovations in the use of chemicals in rubber compounds.

With experts predicting that the less industrialised nations of China and India will lead the economic recovery, low-price competition from Asia is likely to continue to impact the European rubber chemicals market. Add to this the complications of the REACH regulations which have required large scale product reformulations and it is clear to see why there is a need for continued research and development to respond to new challenges.

The seventh international conference devoted to rubber chemicals, compounding and mixing covered developments in a range of rubber chemicals from accelerators, antioxidants and antiozonants to retarders and peptisers.

These proceedings cover all the presentations from the conference, featuring representatives from some of the world's leading companies in the rubber chemicals arena, including Lanxess, DSM Elastomers, Dow Corning GmbH, Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, Schill & Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH and Trelleborg Wheel Systems giving up to date information from the heart of the rubber industry.


Session 1: New Regulations Affecting the Rubber Industry

  • Carbon black and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons- technical issues and regulations Dr Joseph Hallett & Dr G Moninot, Columbian Chemicals Company, Germany
  • Impact of REACH on company and sector product stewardship efforts - some predictions for the future Giles Chappell, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Belgium
  • REACH for downstream users - making it work for business Sarah Haywood and Dr John Haywood, Clwyd Compounders Ltd, UK

Session 2: Dispersion, Reinforcement & Fillers

  • Effect of MWNT-dispersion in NBR-compounds Dr Andreas Schroeder, Dr Martin Saewe and Luc Briquel, Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, Germany

Session 3: Compounding & Processing

  • Novel zinc free processing promoter for silica compounds Dr Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Keltan 1200A: An ultra low viscosity EPM Gosé van Zandvoort, Peter Meijers, Michael Koch and Susmita Bhattarjee, DSM Elastomers, The Netherlands & Graham Choonoo, DSM Elastomers, Canada
  • Effect of nanorubber in black-filled rubber compounds Prof Franco Cataldo, D Caon, A Viglietta, F Valentini and V Cherubini, Trelleborg Wheel Systems SpA, Italy
  • Process development of rubber compounds with PTFE micro powder in order to improve tribological properties Jan Peter Dering, Prof Dr -Ing Dr-Ing Eh Walter Michaeli and Hannah Köppen Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), Germany
  • Reactive rubber processing additives based on organo-silicones for peroxide crosslinkable polymer types Dr Volker Börger, Schill + Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH, Germany

Session 4: Testing

  • The effect of method of analysis on the service life prediction of a natural rubber compound Dr Frederick E Ngolemasango, Dr Chris O'Connor, Dr Richard Venables, Gary Crutchley, Prof George Nkeng and Dr Jane Clarke, Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd, UK
  • Determination of the expansion process of foamed rubber profiles Prof Dr -Ing Dr Ing Eh Walter Michaeli and Sarah Sitz, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), Germany
  • Claim and benefit-based approaches to assessing the antimicrobial performance of compounded rubber products Peter D Askew, Industrial Microbiological Services Ltd (IMSL), UK

Session 5: Vulcanisation & Cure Systems

  • Eliminating blooming of chemical curatives in natural rubber and assessing its effect on the cyclic fatigue life of the rubber vulcanisate A Ansarifar and F Saeed, Loughborough University; A Farid, London Metropolitan University & R J Ellis and Y Haile-Meskel, DTR VMS Ltd, UK
  • Effects of variations in vulcanisation systems in natural rubber R J Del Vecchio, Technical Consulting Services; Ernest Ferro, Jr & Robert Michael, Corry Rubber, USA
  • Tetramethyldithiooxamide as an accelerator and biofilm resistant additive for styrene butadiene rubber Svoboda V Tabakova, Tsolo Tsolov, Nadejda Tabakova & Vera Mircheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria

Session 6: Silicone Rubber

  • Silicone elastomers - solutions for the future Dr Hans Peter Wolf & Dr Ernst Gerlach, Dow Corning GmbH, Germany

Session 7: Recycling & Waste Reduction

  • Devulcanisation and the re-use of waste rubber Dr Martin Forrest, Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd, UK
  • The technical and commercial significance of industry Robert C Kind, Polymer Recyclers Ltd, UK.
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