The use of the silica / silane system inside a tire tread compound enables a significant improvement in the rolling resistance and the wet traction of the tire. In order to improve the performance of such a tread compound further, a deep understanding of the coupling mechanism of the silica to the polymer is essential. In this paper a new proposal for the picture of a modified silica surface is presented to understand this coupling of a silica via a silane towards the polymer in a tire tread compound in a better way.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Sept 2019|
|Event||International Rubber Conference, IRC 2019 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Sept 2019 → 5 Sept 2019
|Conference||International Rubber Conference, IRC 2019|
|Period||3/09/19 → 5/09/19|