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.
|Publication status||Published - 26 Feb 2020|
|Event||Tire Technology Expo 2020 - Hanover Messe, Hanover, Germany|
Duration: 25 Feb 2020 → 27 Feb 2020
|Conference||Tire Technology Expo 2020|
|Period||25/02/20 → 27/02/20|
Sek, M. M., Kaewsakul, W., Reuvekamp, L. A. E. M., & Blume, A. (2020). Assessing the cross-link density of rubber vulcanizates using three different approaches. Abstract from Tire Technology Expo 2020, Hanover, Germany.