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Science and Technology of Rubber

The 3rd edition of The Science and Technology of Rubber provides a broad survey of elastomers with special emphasis on materials with a rubber-like elasticity. As in the 2nd edition, the emphasis remains on a unified treatment of the material; exploring topics from the chemical aspects such as elastomer synthesis and curing, through recent theoretical developments and characterization of equilibrium and dynamic properties, to the final applications of rubber, including tire engineering and manufacturing. Many advances have been made in polymer and elastomers research over the past ten years since the 2nd edition was published. Updated material stresses the continuous relationship between the ongoing research in synthesis, physics, structure and mechanics of rubber technology and industrial applications. Special attention is paid to recent advances in rubber-like elasticity theory and new processing techniques for elastomers. This new edition is comprised of 20% new material, including a new chapter on environmental issues and tire recycling.


Published: April 2005

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-464786-2


  • "A wealth of technical information that can be traced directly to the literature … A well-rounded and informative book" - Hans G. Elias, Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, Michigan "Provides a broad overview of elastomers and materials of rubberlike elasticity and covers a range of areas from elastomer synthesis to vulcanization to tire engineering." - Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006


  • Rubber Elasticity, Polymerization, Structure Characterization, The Molecular Basis of Rubberlike Elasticity, Dynamic Mechanical Properties, Rheological Behavior of Processing of Unvulcanized Rubber, Vulcanization, Reinforcement of Elastomers by Particulate Fillers, The Science of Rubber Compounding, Strength of Elastomers, The Chemical Modification of Polymers, Elastomer Blends, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Tire Engineering, Recycling.


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