Gear Extruder ROTOMEX ZX 75neo.  Bildquelle: Troester

Gear Extruder

Gear Extruder Series Extended

In order to meet continuously evolving material requirements, Troester, has expanded their existing offering of the Rotomex ZX series gear extruders with the addition of the ZX 75neo and ZX 120neo. more...

July 2. 2018 - Product Review

Fig. 8: Dependence of εb on ATBC content (factor x3) and starch content (factor x2) in PLA/TPS/PHB blends, measured two weeks after film extrusion. Source Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava

Influence of structure of the blend based on polylactic acid, polyhydroxybutyrate and thermoplastic starch (PLA/TPS/PHB) on morphology and mechanical properties

Multicomponent Blends based on Polylactic Acid, Polyhydroxybuty-Rate and thermoplastic Starch

Influence of structure of the blend based on polylactic acid, polyhydroxybutyrate and thermoplastic starch (PLA/TPS/PHB) on morphology and mechanical properties was studied. more...

June 30. 2018 - Research news

Die hydraulische Vertikalmaschine MTF 1500/280 ist  in Kombination mit automatisierter Formteilentnahme und Weiterbearbeitungseinrichtungen zur vollauto- matischen Produktionszelle hochgerüstet. Bildquelle: alle Maplan

Industrie 4.0 und vernetzte Systeme im Brennpunkt

Rubber injection moulding combined with robotics and automation

Auf der DKT 2018 wird Maplan mit zwei vollautomatischen und Industrie-4.0-fähigen Produktionszellen vertreten sein. Eine MTF-Vertikal- und eine MHF-Horizontalmaschine in Kombination mit Handling-Robotern, Bearbeitungsperipherie und der C6000-Maschinensteuerung geben einen Einblick in den technischen Status des Anlagenportfolios. more...

June 29. 2018 - Tires in

Fig. 7: Material assignment in a test model. Source: TU Chemnitz

Rubber reinforced with textile cords

Finite Element Models for textile reinforced Rubber Components

The bellows as key component of air springs is made from rubber reinforced with textile cords. more...

June 28. 2018 - Research news

Boy XS mit 8 mm Silikoneinheit für die UV-Vernetzung von LSR. Bildquelle: Dr. Boy

Silikonverarbeitung mit einer 8 mm kleinen Einheit

DKT 2018: Cool way of Silicone Processing

Dr. Boy zeigt auf der Ausstellungstagung in Nürnberg die Verarbeitung von Elastomeren und Sili-konen auf zwei Spritzgießautomaten, darunter eine Anwendung mit zwei Flüssigsilikon-Komponenten. more...

June 27. 2018 - Tires in

Fig. 1: Experimental setup of high-pressure capillary rheometer test. Source: Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung RWTH Aachen

Rheometric analyses are performed with a high-pressure capillary rheometer

Investigation of Wall Slippage in Silicone Rubber Compound by means of High-pressure Capillary Rheometer

Compared to organic rubber, silicone rubbers have a lower viscosity and a stronger structural viscosity. more...

June 26. 2018 - Research news

Mixing Room Solutions

DKT 2018: Mixing Room Solutions

HF Mixing Group´s strategy clearly has a focus for mixing room systems all delivered out of one hand. more...

June 25. 2018 - Product Review

Fig. 8: Temperature distribution of the NR20-sample during biaxial harmonic loading  with a strain amplitude of 60 % at 1 Hz at minimal and maximal strain of the 250th  loading cycle (left and middle) and curves of dissipative heating over time at different strains (right). Source: Leibniz-Institut Polymerforschung, Dresden

A new Biaxial Tester

Biaxial testing System for high static and dynamic Loading of Elastomers and its Applications

For the investigation of elastomers under near-realistic loading, a new Biaxial Tester was designed and tested. more...

June 21. 2018 - Research news

Fig. 2: (a) S-XANES spectra of the unextracted sulfur cross-linked IR and the references for the linear combination fitting method.

Spectroscopy of a sulfidic structure of isoprene rubber (IR)

Effect of solvent Extractions on a linear Combination fitting in sulfur K-edge X-ray Absorption near edge structure Spectroscopy for Sulfur cross-linked Rubber

Necessity of solvent extractions in the linear combination fitting method of sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure (S-XANES) spectroscopy is described for evaluation of a sulfidic structure of isoprene rubber (IR) vulcanizate prepared using N-(1,3-benzothiazol-2-ylsulfanyl)cyclohexanamine as an accelerator, and zinc oxide and stearic acid as activators. more...

June 20. 2018 - Research news

Silica/Silane- Systems are the  basis for low rolling resistance tires. Copyright: Artur Marciniec/

Tailor made Silica/Silane-Systems

Precipitated Silica – Morphology Control

Precipitated silica, especially in combination with bifunctional organosilanes, is one of the most important active filler, filler system respectively, that is used in the rubber industry and especially in passenger car tire tread compounds. Despite the fact that there are already many different silica having a broad range of different specific surface areas, the variety of cluster sizes in the nanometer range is rather low in contrast to the broad range of available carbon black structure variations. more...

June 20. 2018 - Tires in

Fig. 3: Plots of ∆α/αt versus α for NR compounds (SEV system). Source: R. H. Schuster EVE Rubber Research Institute 43, Zhengzhou Road 266045 Qingdao, Shandong

The effect of one stage isothermal and two-stage non-isothermal cure on crosslink density, crosslink structure

Investigations on isothermal and two-stage non-isothermal cure of unfilled NR, Nd-IR and S-SBR Compounds

The effect of one stage isothermal and two-stage non-isothermal cure on crosslink density, crosslink structure and stress-strain behavior of unfilled NR, Nd-IR and S-SBR compounds has been investigated. more...

June 20. 2018 - Research news

Fig. 3: Schematic view of a void volume measurement system including filler sample. Source: Anke Blume, University of Twente

Abrasion resistance of silica filled passenger car tire tread compounds

Void Volume Measurement – an alternative Approach to Determine the Initial Structure of Silica

To improve the abrasion resistance of silica filled passenger car tire tread compounds a good dispersion and distribution of the silica in the rubber matrix is required. From the literature it is known that the structure of fillers affects the dispersion process. more...

June 19. 2018 - Research news

m Mehrkomponenten-Spritzgießen produziert ein elektrischer Allrounder 470 A in einer Zykluszeit von 30 s je acht Verstellbremsen aus PBT und LSR. Ein Teil wiegt 0,38 g. Bildquelle Arburg

Kompetenz und Erfahrung in der LSR-Verarbeitung

Multi-component injection moulding of hard/soft combinations

Arburg präsentiert „live“ auf der DKT 2018 eine anspruchsvolle Mehrkomponenten-Anwendung mit einem elektrischen Allrounder 470 A. Ausgestattet mit einer externen Kolben-Spritzeinheit, fertigt die Maschine der Baureihe Alldrive Verstellbremsen aus Thermoplast (PBT) und Flüssigsilikon (LSR) für die Automobilindustrie. more...

June 18. 2018 - Tires in

Das Unternehmen LWB  Automation wird an Hand  einer Produktionszelle zur Nachbearbeitung und Prü- fung von Gummi-Formteilen sein Automationsangebot  vorstellen. Bildquelle: alle LWB Steinl

Angebot um Automationslösungen erweitert

LWB-Steinl expands offer by automation solutions

Die Steinl-Unternehmensgruppe ist auf der DKT 2018 erstmals mit zwei Messeständen vertreten und stellt die 2017 neu gegründete LWB Automation vor. Mit ihrer neuen Gruppenfirma erweitert das Unternehmen das Maschinenangebot um Handling- und Nachbearbeitungslösungen für elastische Formteile. Eine automatische Bearbeitungszelle wird als Teil einer automatischen Produktionslinie auf dem LWB-Hauptstand in Betrieb zu sehen sein. more...

June 15. 2018 - Tires in

The Liquid PBTs are  able to co-vulcanize  in sulphur or peroxide cure compounds. Source: Synthomer

Liquid PBT

DKT 2018: Liquid polybutadienes for increasing chemical resistance and aging properties

Synthomer, London, UK, will be showcasing their Lithene range of liquid polybutadienes for the first time at the DKT 2018 show, in conjunction with their European distributor for the rubber industry, Brenntag. more...

June 13. 2018 - Product Review