Rubber Technology: Compounding and Testing for Performance is a practical guide to cost-effective formulating of rubber compounds to achieve optimal processing and performance. It provides a thorough discussion of the principles of rubber compounding, rubber testing, and how various compound changes will effect different properties and test measurements. Rubber compounding is discussed as a series of interdependent systems such as the elastomer system, the filler-oil system, the cure system, etc. A holistic approach is used to show how changes in these different systems will affect specific compound properties. Much attention is given to trade-offs in properties and emphasis is placed on finding the best balance for compound cost, processing properties, and product performance.Contents:- Processing Characteristics and Testing- Compound Performance Characteristics and Testing- Rubber Compound Economics- Methodology for Compounding- Overview of Elastomer Selection- General Purpose Elastomers and Blend- Specialty Elastomers and Blends- Polyurethanes- Thermoplastic Elastomers- Recycled Rubber- Carbon Black and Oil Loadings- Non-Black Filler Loadings- Synthetic Plasticizers and Processing Aids- Sulfur Cure Systems- Cures for Specialty Elastomers- Peroxide Cure System- Resin Cures, Resin Reinforcement, and Resin Tackifiers- AO Systems- Adhesion Promoters to Brass / Bronze Coated Substrates- Blowing Agents- Flame Retardants- Mixing von Dick, John S.