A study is reported which aimed to find the temperature-dependence of Duralink HTS in typical steel cord skim compounds. It was found that the mixing temperature played an important part in Duralink HTS compounding, with temperatures above 150 degrees C having a positive impact on the retention of adhesion especially after ageing in various conditions. This phenomenon was elucidated using thermal gravimetric analysis. Also reported is the impact of zinc oxide on the reaction kinetics of Duralink HTS, and the effect of concomitant materials such as sodium sulphate and sodium thiosulphate which are formed from Duralink HTS.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International polymer science and technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|