Natural Rubber Vulcanization using Chalcogenide Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Polymers

A new high sulfur content polymer has been developed for tire vulcanization. This polymer may improve chemical compatibility, mixing, and result in more efficient crosslinking. Background: Sulfur, the traditional vulcanizing agent for tire rubber…

A new high sulfur content polymer has been developed for tire vulcanization. This polymer may improve chemical compatibility, mixing, and result in more efficient crosslinking.

Background:
Sulfur, the traditional vulcanizing agent for tire rubber, is largely insoluble in rubber precursors and requires high temperatures to form crosslinks. Even with high temperatures, the crosslinking may be suboptimal with respect to the addition of crosslinking agent.

Applications:

  • Tire rubber vulcanization

Advantages:

  • Improved solubility in tire rubber precursors compared to elemental sulfur and improved crosslinking 

Website:

https://arizona.technologypublisher.com/tech?title=Natural_Rubber_Vulcanization_using_Chalcogenide_Hybrid_Inorganic%2fOrganic_Polymers

Contact Information:

TTO Home Page: https://arizona.technologypublisher.com

Name: Laura Silva

Title: Sr. Licensing Manager, COS

Department: TLA

Email: lauras@tla.arizona.edu