Mixing aspects of Duralink HTS in steel cord adhesoion compounds

R.N. Datta

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    JournalInternational polymer science and technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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