In the rubber and tire industries, it is common knowledge that rubber is a living material. During mechanical loading, rubber changes its mechanical behavior due to inner structural changes on the molecular scale. It is therefore important to have information about the structure of rubber, the molecular mobility, the size of carbon black clusters within the rubber during dynamic-mechanical treatment.
Plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable and future-oriented material. 225,000 visitors from 165 countries informed themselves about recycling systems, sustainable raw materials and resource-saving processes at K show 2019 in Düsseldorf. Sustainability, industry 4.0 and automation solutions are the leading topics of the exhibitors.
Rubber seals consist of elastomer composites that cannot process signals in their pure form. In many cases, however, signal processing would definitely be advantageous, since seals are often installed at crucial key positions in machines and or parts.