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K 2016: The food stays fresh longer

Packaging must meet the growing demands for freshness and ecological friendliness. BYK, Wesel, is joining the packaging industry in this consumer trend for fresh foods and sustainable packaging with its new barrier additive Byko2Block1200. more...

September 30. 2016 - Product Review


K 2016: Makes new concept vehicle comfortable for short distance travel

With the help of BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, the new three- wheeled concept vehicle 05GEN from Yamaha makes short journeys both comfortable and convenient. In modern vehicles, tires are key to a comfortable and relaxing ride. Infinergy, the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane by the company, and Elastollan, a thermoplastic polyurethane, are used in the tires to enhance the overall riding experience. more...

September 21. 2016 - News

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Polymerisation Inhibitor

Poly Acrylic Acid: Synthesis, aqueous Properties and their Applications as scale Inhibitor

A study was conducted on synthesis of a series of acrylic acid homopolymer P(AA).The polymerization process was carried out via free radical polymerization using sodium persulphate as an initiator. The P(AA) was characterized using a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC). The physical properties of the P(AA) were evaluated and its […] more...

August 9. 2016 - Research news

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A Novel Approach to Blending Cassava Starch with a maleated epoxidized Natural Rubber Latex

The objective of this study was to prepare blends of maleated epoxidized natural rubber (MENR) incorporating latex and cassava starch solution (St) without using a cross-linker.  The chemical structure of the MENR was confirmed by FTIR. Increasing the proportion of St in the blend caused the swelling ratio of the sample to decrease due to […] more...

August 5. 2016 - Research news

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Biobased Oil

Vegetable Oils: Sustainable Resources to Replace High Aro- matic Oil in Rubber Compounds

Two types of raw vegetable oils, i.e. sunflower oil (SFO) and soybean oil (SBO), were investigated in Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)- based formulation in comparison with high aromatic oil compound. A myriad of physical, mechanical and dynamic rubber tests were conducted along with some compatibility and processability investigation tests. Replacing aromatic oils by SFO and […] more...

August 4. 2016 - Research news

Hisham A. Essawy_

Cheap and Carbon Rich Sources for CNT

Degradation of NBR/SBR Blends as Sources for Carbon Nanotubes Via Chemical Vapor Deposition

Pyrolysis of rubber waste bearing a range of different compositions was accomplished under catalytic conditions in a horizontal pyrolyzer and estimated to be promising from the economic point of view and convincingly effective to obtain carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in a reasonable yield. The rubber formulations are comprising NBR compatibilized with SBR with the aid of […] more...

August 3. 2016 - Research news


Nanotechnology in Rubber Compounds

Application of Carbon Nano Tubes in specialty Rubbers – Potential and Properties

Conventional fillers such as carbon black and silica are widely used for reinforcement of elastomers. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are promising a high potential in applications because of their high aspect ratio, high specific surface area and electrical conductivity. In the work specialty rubber–Multiwall Carbon Nano Tube (MWCNTs)- composites using FKM, EPDM and NBR-materials were prepared. […] more...

June 15. 2016 - Research news


HNTs as fillers

Itaconic Acid modified Halloysite/Carbon black dual filler System in Styrene Butadiene Rubber Nanocomposites

Halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and carbon black (CB) were used as filler in styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). Beside this, itaconic acid (IA) has been applied for modification process between SBR and HNTs. In this study, effect of IA has been evaluated as a modifier between HNTs and SBR in SBR/HNTs and SBR/HNTs/CB nanocomposites. Nanocomposite samples were prepared […] more...

June 13. 2016 - Research news


Sartomer TRIM and Sartomer ZDA

Mechanical Properties of Peroxide/Coagent cured hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene Rubber: Effect of Processing Aids

Cure and mechanical properties of carbon black filled hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) incorporated with various types and loadings of additives acting as processing aids  were investigated. With increased loadings of Sartomer TRIM and Sartomer ZDA, a crosslink promotion phenomenon was observed which could be explained by the presence of unsaturated structure in these additives. […] more...

June 9. 2016 - Research news


Layered Silicates and organoclay-Additive

A Short Review on Hybrid Clay/Rubber Nanocomposites

The review is particularly focused on clay (layered silicates), organoclay and rubber nanocomposites reported in the period from 2005 to 2015. The review covers the investigations carried out on the preparation techniques, modifications with several chemical compounds as quaternary alkylammonium salts and also biomolecules as enzymes that provide applicability in a variety of fields of […] more...

June 6. 2016 - Research news


Silane-based Additives

Reinforcement Efficiency of Silica in Dependence of different Types of Silane Coupling Agents in Natural Rubber-based Tire Compounds

The effects of 3-Octanoylthio-1-propyltriethoxysilane (NXT), 3-mercaptopropyl-di(tridecan-1-oxy-13-penta (ethylen-eoxide)) ethoxysilane (VP Si-363) and vinyltriethoxysilane (VTES) on the properties of silicafilled NR compounds are studied in comparison with bis-(trieth-oxysilylpropyl) tetrasulfide (TESPT). more...

May 4. 2016 - Research news

Bildquelle: Prof. Nikolay Dishovsky, Ph.D, DSc. University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Dept. Polymer Engineering 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria

Carbon-Silica Hybrid Fillers

Comparative Study of the Phase Distribution in Carbon-Silica Hybrid Fillers for Rubber obtained by different Impregnation Technologies

Dual phase fillers of the type carbon black-silica have been prepared by two different technologies. more...

May 2. 2016 - Research news

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Filler in Natural Rubber

Effect of Crosslink Type on Tearing – Part II. Carbon Black Filled Natural Rubber Vulcanizates

The tear states and tear energies of carbon black-filled NR vulcanizates with different crosslink structures have been investigated over a large range of temperatures and tear rates. more...

March 1. 2016 - Research news


Influence of Ionic Liquids

Customized Performance Modification of Special Rubbers Using Ionic Liquids

For the improvement of properties ionic liquids (IL) in different concentrations were incorporated in fluorinated rubber (FPM) and hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (HNBR). Different types of ILs were used based on imidazolium and pyrrolidinium cations. more...

February 29. 2016 - Research news

The functional fillers are established products in fluoroelastomer applications such as seals. Source: HPF Minerals


Tire Technology Expo 2016: Innovative Filler Concepts

Raw material mining and processing specialists Quarzwerke Group and its HPF Mineral Engineers division will showcase its development of high performance mineralogical and synthetic fillers. Functional fillers play a crucial role in setting special properties to advanced polymer systems with MICA muscovite and phlogopite reducing mechanical and thermal distortion in polymer systems and finished parts. more...

February 19. 2016 - Product Review