Basic Rubber Compounding Course

To be held on February 24 & 25, 2020.

€1,075 plus German VAT for the two-day course. CAN BE BOOKED ON ITS OWN

The Basic Rubber Compounding Course will be held concurrently with Tire Technology Expo 2020 in Hannover, Germany, on February 24 & 25, 2020 – commencing one day before the expo and main conference. It will be presented by Bob Kind MIMMM, GPRI, former technical director of Polymer Recyclers UK, and John Bowen MIMMM, BSc, a consultant formerly of Robinson Bros Chemicals UK. This basic course is designed for all those working in the associated tire industry who wish to know more about the compounding of rubber. It will try to define the concepts in simple terms, but at the same time relate them to actual manufacturing and product circumstances.

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Program Schedule

Day 1 - Monday 24th February 2020

9:00 - 9:45

Natural Rubber

  • Chemical formula, molecular model
  • Manufacture – latex, tapping, concentration, coagulation
  • Chemical and physical properties - crystalinity, elasticity, hysteresis, glass transition, mastication

9:45 - 10:30

Vulcanisation

  • Basic chemistry of vulcanisation
  • Crosslinking agents
  • Test methods optimum cure, cure rate, scorch, Tan Delta
  • Effect of different cure systems on properties
  • Relationship between temperature and time
  • Heat transfer and curing methods and media

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:45

Processability

  • Viscosity - Measurement, effect of strain rate, processability testers
  • Surface finish, shrinkage and nerve, tack

11:45 - 12:30

Compounding

    To change the basic properties and to make a range of products by the inclusion of different chemicals, a typical compound and the role of basic ingredients.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15

Reinforcement

  • The requirement for reinforcement
  • Reinforcing fillers - carbon black and silica
  • The effect of particle size and structure

14:15 - 15:00

Protection

  • From degradation. Effect of Oxygen, Ozone, heat UV light
  • Effect of Liquids - oil and fuel resistance, water, acid & alkali resistance

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 16:15

Mill Mixing

  • Video of lab mill mix. Addition order, time and temperature.
  • Advantages and disadvantages.

16:15

Finish

Day 2 - Tuesday 25th February 2020

9:00 - 9:45

Internal Mixing

    Types of mixer, methods of mixing, control parameters, fill factor, automatic control of weighments and process, quality control.

9:45 - 10:30

Test Methods

    For vulcanised rubber. Basic tests – Hardness, SG, Tensile strength, Tear strength. Product specific tests – Abrasion resistance, flex cracking, ozone resistance, accelerated ageing tests, compression set, fluid resistance.

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:45

Synthetic elastomers

    Specifically tyre elastomers SBR, BR, IIR and halogenated IIR, methods of manufacture, property comparisons.

11:45 - 12:30

Specifications for vulcanised rubber

    The ASTM D 2000 classification system for automotive applications.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:15

Tyre formulations

    Specific requirements, silica and silane technology

14:15 - 15:00

Moulding, extrusion & calendaring

    Steam vulcanisation, continuous vulcanisation

15:00 - 15:40

Sustainability - Materials already in use.

    Recycled materials, tyre crumb, reclaim, devulcanised rubber, pyrolytic black and recycled process oil.

15:15 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 16:45

Thermoplastic Elastomers

    Q & A Session, Distribution of Certificates, CLOSE

Contact Details

For registration information, contact:

Mark Fenner, Conference Director

Tire Technology Expo Conference

Tel: +44 (0) 1306 743744
Fax: +44 (0) 1306 877411
Email: mark.fenner@ukimediaevents.com