Silane coupling agents for silica-filled tire-tread compounds: the link between chemistry and performance

Wilma K. Dierkes, Louis A.E.M. Reuvekamp, J.W. ten Brinke, Jacobus W.M. Noordermeer

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    Therefore, it is necessary to reduce the filler-filler interaction and to enhance the compatibility of precipitated silica with hydrocarbon rubbers by modifying the surface of the silica. Bifunctional organo-silanes, such as bis(triethoxysilylpropyl)tetrasulfide (TESPT), are commonly used as coupling agents [7, 8]. The same type of compounds also enhance the rubber-metal bonding of sulphur-cured rubber polymers [9, 10].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSilanes and Other Coupling Agents
    EditorsK.L. Mittal
    PublisherVSP Brill Academic Publishers
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)90-6764-404-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event4th International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling Agents 2003 - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 11 Jun 200313 Jun 2003
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th International Symposium on Silanes and Other Coupling Agents 2003
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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