How to precisely identify the composition of a rubber compound

Carbon black is a virtually indispensable product for the polymer industry, whether in rubber mixtures as a strengthener, pigment for plastics, conductive agent or UV stabilizer, depending on the occurrence, particle size and structure. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate and confirm its level and precise dispersion in order to avoid  adverse effects on the final material costs and mechanical properties

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How mechanical properties of polymers change with temperature

Professor Dr Tim. A. Osswald and Dr Tobias Pflock talk about the effect temperature has on the polymer’s properties. The room temperature modulus is often the only value given to describe the mechanical property of a polymer material. But temperature dependence of mechanical performance of polymer material significantly differs to that of other materials such as metals or ceramics and is vital information for many everyday applications of polymers.

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