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.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 2019|
|Event||19th Tire Technology Expo 2019 - Hannover, Germany|
Duration: 5 Mar 2019 → 7 Mar 2019
Conference number: 19
|Conference||19th Tire Technology Expo 2019|
|Period||5/03/19 → 7/03/19|
Boiten, D., Kaewsakul, W., Dierkes, W. K., Noordermeer, J. W. M., & Blume, A. (2019). Micro- and macro-dispersion of silica-filled tire tread compounds. Paper presented at 19th Tire Technology Expo 2019, Hannover, Germany.