Organised by the IOM3 Rubber in Engineering Group
The afternoon technical discussion meeting (ATDM) will examine the development of new advanced fillers with functionalised surfaces that can interact with the polymer network in the elastomer.
Start time 13:30pm
Introduction - Prof James Busfield
Opportunities for Functionalized Carbon Blacks in Rubber Applications - Lewis Tunnicliffe & Charles Herd (Birla Carbon, USA)
Strategies for functionalisation of carbon black are discussed together with recent experimental data on the use of highly functionalized carbon blacks in tire applications. Oxidized carbon blacks can be combined with suitably functionalized elastomers (e.g. XsSBR, Li-BR, ENR) or compatibilizer chemicals to achieve differentiated performance. This is particularly important given increasing pressure on tire manufacturers for reduced rolling resistance.
The effect of plasma functionalisation on nanomaterial fillers in elastomeric compounds - Michael King (Haydale, UK)
The benefits that plasma functionalised nanomaterials can have on elastomer properties will be discussed, with data highlighting the different performance uplifts that can be achieved with low loadings of functionalised nanomaterial fillers in different elastomeric compounds.
Surface-modified Flame Retardant - Melanie Meyer (Behn Meyer Europe GmbH, Germany)
Flame retardant chemicals such as Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) are usually non-reinforcing when added to elastomers, requiring the addition of other functional fillers when a reinforced elastomer is required for the application. Through the modification of the surface, ATH and other flame resistant materials can be made semi-reinforcing and compatibility with catalyst cure systems increased.
If you are interested in presenting at this event then please contact the event champion Joe Hallett. If you wish to attend the event then you must first register using this Eventbrite link. This event is free as to attend thanks to the generous sponsorship of the RIEG Technical Programme by ARTIS.