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Rubber technology handbook
Hofmann, Werner, 1924-
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Uniform Title:
Kautschuk-Technologie. English
Publication Information:
Munich ; New York : Hanser Publishers ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press, [1989]

Physical Description:
xxv, 611 pages, 15 pages, 18 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Revised translation of: Kautschuk-Technologie.

This work is based on the author's postdoctoral thesis on "Rubber technology" at the Technical University of Rheinland-Westphalia in Aachen.
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TS1890 .H69313 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This major new handbook describes and summarizes the state of the art in rubber technology. It includes information on properties, processes and applications for both natural and synthetic rubber products. Each chapter details data on monomer production, polymerization, molecular structure, recipes for compounds, compounding and processing, vulcanization, and properties of rubber products, in addition to chemicals for mastification, vulcanization, stabilization, reinforcing and filling, processing aids, and more. Chemists, engineers, and physicists in the rubber producing and processing industry will find especially notable the data on test results and analyses, the Table of Trade names, and the more than 1,000 references to related literature.

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Choice Review

This work is designed to serve as a textbook and concise reference source covering all technological aspects of the rubber industry, from basic production of natural and synthetic rubbers through the manufacture of the wide array of modern rubber articles. Although the highly technical content limits the audience to researchers and engineers within (or preparing to enter) the industry, this audience should find it an indispensible guide; material otherwise available only in scattered technical, trade, and scientific journals is here drawn together to capture the current state of the art in rubber production. This book has been translated from a German original (not available to the reviewer for comparison), but only the industrial buyer's guide appended to the text betrays this heritage. Otherwise, the coverage is appropriately international. The translators appear to have done a more than satisfactory job, and the rough spots of syntactical going are attributable more to the intricacies of technical writing than to any grammatical carryover from the original language. The specialized industrial and engineering libraries and graduate classrooms for which this book is intended should not fail to consider it. -L. W. Moore, University of Kentucky

Table of Contents

1 Rubber Technology--Introduction, Definitions, Historical Background
2 Natural Rubber
3 Synthetic Rubber
4 Rubber Chemicals and Additives
5 Processing of Elastomers
6 Elastomer Testing and Analysis
7 Trade Names and Manufacturers of Synthetic Rubbers and Rubber Chemicals
8 Appendix
Buyers Guide Product Information of the Rubber Industry