Assessing the cross-link density of rubber vulcanizates using three different approaches

Marcin Michal Sek, Wisut Kaewsakul (Contributor), Louis Antoine Eugene Maria Reuvekamp (Contributor), Anke Blume (Contributor)

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The determination of crosslink density in rubber vulcanizates remains a complex issue in practice. This presentation gives a concise overview of the commonly used laboratory measurement techniques for crosslink density. It draws the attention to the equilibrium swelling and Mooney-Rivlin mechanical approaches in comparison to a recently developed method, called Temperature Scanning Stress Relaxation (TSSR). Advantages and disadvantages of these techniques are discussed for unfilled and filled compounds with various curing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2020
EventTire Technology Expo 2020 - Hanover Messe, Hanover, Germany
Duration: 25 Feb 202027 Feb 2020


ConferenceTire Technology Expo 2020

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