Micro- and macro-dispersion of silica-filled tire tread compounds

Dorien Boiten, Wisut Kaewsakul (Contributor), Wilma K. Dierkes (Contributor), Jacobus W.M. Noordermeer (Contributor), Anke Blume (Contributor)

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The quality of filled rubber compounds is highly dependent on the uniform dispersion of fillers throughout the rubber matrix. Poor filler dispersion results in deterioration of processing and end-use properties of compounds and vulcanizates. Basically, the dispersion of fillers in rubber compounds is classified into two different levels: micro- and macro-dispersion. This work presents the impact of these two dispersion levels on the properties of silica-filled tire tread compounds. The key parameters influencing silica dispersion in the compounds will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2019
Event19th Tire Technology Expo 2019 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 5 Mar 20197 Mar 2019
Conference number: 19


Conference19th Tire Technology Expo 2019


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