When designing a rubber product, it’s crucial to formulate a compound that can withstand anticipated service conditions, while understanding key performance requirements, processing, and cost constraints. Understanding key material mechanisms and testing protocols enables compounders to formulate with the appropriate cure systems and anti-degradant packages for a given application.
In this upcoming one-hour webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing Labs, will review the fundamentals of different cure systems and anti-degradant packages from a compounder’s perspective. She will discuss:
- The attributes, advantages, and disadvantages of different cure systems
- How to choose the right cure system for a given polymer system based on processing and final product performance
- How and why different polymer systems change with age and what physical property changes to expect on aging
- How anti-degradant packages are chosen to slow the aging process for given polymers and products.
This webinar is the third in a four-part series on rubber compounding. Headquartered in the rubber capital of the world, Smithers has been serving the rubber industry for nearly 100 years. With this webinar series, the experts at Smithers aim to provide a functional understanding of the basics of rubber compounding to anyone in the rubber industry, regardless of background, job role, or experience.
- Compounding 101: Polymers | ran December 14, 2018 | download >
- Compounding 102: Fillers & Process Oils | download >
- Compounding 104: Testing | date tba
About the Presenter
Christine Domer, General Manager, Analytical and Physical Testing Labs
Christine has over 30 years of material science experience in the tire and rubber industries, with special expertise in raw materials, cure development engineering, compounding, reinforcements, and processing in both tire and non-tire applications. Christine joined the Smithers team in 2016 and is General Manager of the Akron Laboratories (both chemical and physical labs) and the Smithers Tire Analysis Report.