Many challenges confront the rubber technologist in the development, manufacture,
and use of rubber products. These challenges include selecting and combining
materials to form rubber compounds suitable for processing, successfully operating
a range of manufacturing equipment, and meeting product performance in difficult
and diverse environments. Case studies and literature references relate problem
solutions to the everyday experience of the rubber technologist. From materials to
processes to products, this book identifies many different rubber-related problems
and suggests approaches to solve them.
• TSE and TPE Materials, Compounds, Processes, and Products
• TSE Materials and Compounds
• TSE Processes and Equipment
• TSE Products
• TPE Materials and Compounds
• TPE Processes and Equipment
• TPE Products
John Sommer has a lifetime of experience in research and development in the rubber industry. He has worked for several rubber companies, most notably in the research division of Gencorp in Akron, OH, where he was employed for 28 years. He has subsequently taught rubber-related seminars at several universities and at the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.