Dow Corning: “Evaluation of several processing parameters on the behavior of the silica/silane system in synthetic rubber”

Manfred Gloeggler, technical service chemist of Dow Corning Germany, will present the paper, “Evaluation of several processing parameters on the behavior of the silica/silane system in synthetic rubber,” at the Tire Technology Expo 2006, March 7-9, in Stuttgart, Germany. Gloeggler’s presentation occurs in the Day 2 session on finding cost-effective future material possibilities.
The presentation will cover the effect processing variables have on rubber properties, as well as discuss the interphase of the silica-silane-polymer in the context of understanding this region of the rubber compound and how it will aid in further refinements of the silica/silane technology.
“Other ingredients in silica-filled high performance rubber compounds can impact the behavior of the silica/silane system,” Gloeggler said. “Most notably, zinc oxide can disrupt the in-situ silanization of the silica leading to sub-optimization of properties.”
Gloeggler has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Fachhochschule in Reutlingen, Germany. He joined Dow Corning in 1995 where he has held roles in research and development, technical service and technical sales. He has held his current position as a technical service chemist in materials reinforcement since 2003.

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