The Science and Technology of Rubber

Edited by

  • James Mark, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
  • Burak Erman, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mike Roland, Head, Polymer Physics Section, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

The 4e 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 previous editions, the emphasis remains on a unified treatment of the material, exploring 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. Updated material stresses the continuous relationship between 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. Exciting new developments in green tire manufacturing and tire recycling are covered.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-394584-6


"Chemists provide colleagues and other scientists and engineers a thorough reference to the natural material."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

1. Rubber Elasticity: Basic Concepts and Behavior2. Polymerization: Elastomer Synthesis3. Structure Characterization in the Science and Technology of Elastomers4. The Molecular Basis of Rubberlike Elasticity5. The Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubber6. Rheological Behavior and Processing of Unvulcanized Rubber7. Vulcanization8. Reinforcement of Elastomers by Particulate Fillers9. The Science of Rubber Compounding10. Strength of Elastomers11. The Chemical Modification of Polymers12. Elastomer Blends13. Thermoplastic Elastomers14. Bioelastomers15. Tire Engineering16. Recycling of RubbersIndex