Rubber: Types, Properties and Uses


Gabriel A. Popa (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

Natural rubber is an elastomer that was originally derived from a milky colloidal suspension, or latex, found in the sap of some plants. Rubber’s usefulness is based on the unique elasticity of its constituent polymer molecules, which are capable of returning to their original coiled shape after being stretched to great extents. The use of rubber is widespread, ranging from household to industrial products. This book presents topical research in the study of rubber, including the mechanical behavior of elastomers; blends of epoxidized natural rubber and thermoplastics; recycled rubber and the use of scrap rubber tires; use of isocyanate as a primer for synthetic rubber; steam thermolysis of technical rubber material; and the structure of elastomers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Reinforcement of Rubber Compounds by Different Fillers: Recent Achievements pp. 1-82
Authors / Editors: (S. Ostad Movahed, M. Alimardany, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom)

Chapter 2 – Mechanical Behavior of Elastomers: Experimental Determination and Numerical Modeling pp. 83-170
Authors / Editors: (Dario Amodio, Giacomo Palmieri, Marco Sasso, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Ancona, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3 – Properties and mechanical reliability of elastomers pp. 171-210
Authors / Editors: (N. Aït Hocine, S. Méo, F. Lacroix, P. Meroz, ENI Val de Loire, Université François Rabelais de Tours, LMR, rue de la Chocolaterie, BP 3410, 41034 Blois Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 4 – Smart Electric Elastomer Based on Electronic and Ionic Operational Mechanism pp. 211-266
Authors / Editors: (X. P. Zhao, L.M. Hao, Smart Materials Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P. R. China)

Chapter 5 – Rubber Types, Properties and Uses pp. 267-304
Authors / Editors: (Sawsan F. Halim, Maher Z. Elsabee, Polymer Metrology &Technology Department, National Institute for Standards (NIS), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt)

Chapter 6 – Blends of Epoxidized Natural Rubber and Thermoplastics pp. 305-336
Authors / Editors: (C.H. Chan, H.W. Kammer, L.H. Sim, M.K. Harun, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia)

Chapter 7 – Natural Rubber Latex/Chitosan Blends pp. 337-376
Authors / Editors: (Vijayalakshmi Rao, Jobish Johns, Materials Science Department, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India)

Chapter 8 – Recycled Rubber: Composite Matrix pp. 377-398
Authors / Editors: (Cristina Cazan, Anca Duta, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania)
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Chapter 9 – Durability of Rubber during Thermo and Photo-Ageing pp. 399-426
Authors / Editors: (David Ruch, Grégory Mertz, Fatima Hassouna, Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Structures, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor (CRPHT), Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg)

Chapter 10 – The Role of Styrene Butadiene Styrene as a Modern Multifunctional Thermoplastic Elastomer pp. 427-454
Authors / Editors: (James E. Kennedy, Department of Polymer Engineering, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland)

Chapter 12 – Uses of Scrap Rubber Tires pp. 477-492
Authors / Editors: (Hing-Ho Tsang, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong)

Chapter 13 – Modeling and Simulation of Nanofilled Crosslinked Rubber using Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics pp. 493-508
Authors / Editors: (Hiromasa Yagyu, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., Kobe, Japan)

Chapter 14 – Isocyanate Priming of Vulcanized Rubber pp. 509-530
Authors / Editors: (M. Mercedes Pastor-Blas, Ana B. Ortíz-Magán, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 15 – Steam Thermolysis of Technical Rubber Material pp. 531-548
Authors / Editors: (Henadz Zhurauski, Vitali Zhdanok, Nikolai Pavlukevich, Valeri Babenko, A. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus)

Chapter 16 – Characterisation of Rubber by Means of Mass Spectrometry pp. 549-562
Authors / Editors: (David Ruch, Fatima Hassouna, Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Structures, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor (CRPHT), Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg)

Chapter 17 – Morphology of Strain-Induced Crystals in Vulcanized Natural Rubber pp. 563-574
Authors / Editors: (Masatoshi Tosaka, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto, Japan)

Chapter 18 – Effect of EPDM-Nanoclay Composites in Butyl Rubber Gum Compounds and in Presence of Carbon Black Filled Vulcanizates pp. 575-590
Authors / Editors: (R. Rajasekar, G.C. Nayak, C.K. Das, Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)

Chapter 19 – The Structure of Elastomers pp. 591-600
Authors / Editors: (N. M. Livanova, S. G. Karpova, Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 20 – Cavity Growth pp. 601-610
Authors / Editors: (Jia Li, LPMTM, Université Paris XIII, Villetaneuse, France)
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Chapter 21 – Rubber in Dentistry pp. 611-626
Authors / Editors: (Francis K. Mante, Rose O. Wadenya, Sennay Stefanos & Bekir Karabucak, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine)

Chapter 22 – Modification of Polychloroprene-Based Glue Compositions with Element-Containing Adhesion Promoters pp. 627-634
Authors / Editors: (N.A. Keibal, S.N. Bondarenko, V.F. Kablov, D.A. Provotorova, Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute, Branch of Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd Region, Russia)

Chapter 23 – Rubber for Footwear Applications pp. 635-658
Authors / Editors: (R. M. Silva, J. L. Rodrigues, V. V. Pinto, M. J. Ferreira, C. M. Pereira, Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal, Rua de Fundões – Devesa Velha,3700-121 São João Madeira. Portugal, and others)

Chapter 24 – Development of Footwear for Leprosy Patients pp. 659-668
Authors / Editors: (D.K. Setua, Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, DMSRDE (P.O), G.T. Road, Kanpur-208013, INDIA)


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