ARDL Rubber Training – Elastomer/Rubber Chemistry

Elastomer/Rubber Chemistry – (Approximately 4 Hours)

A.  Polymer Overview
    1.  Polymerization and Polymer Manufacture – Major Polymerization Methods
    2.  Polymer Terminology and ASTM Polymer Nomenclature
    3.  Distinct Regions Over Temperature Range–Glassy, Tg, Rubbery, Flow
    4.  Viscoelastic Curves–Elastic Modulus, Viscous Modulus, Tan Delta
    5.  Time-Temperature Superposition Theory
    6.  Viscoelastic Properties
    7.  Chemical Structural Features that Affect Tg

B.  Common Elastomers
    1.  NR: IR, Cis-1,3-polyisoprene Rubber
    2.  SBR: Styrene Butadiene Rubber
    3.  BR: Butadiene Rubber
    4.  EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber
    5.  IIR: Butyl Rubber, CIIR: Chlorobutyl Rubber, BIIR: Bromobutyl Rubber
    6.  Nitrile Rubbers: NBR, HNBR, XNBR
    7.  CR: Neoprene Polychloroprene Rubber
    8.  CSM: Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene Rubber
    9.  ECO: Epichlorohydrin Rubber
    10.  ACM: Polyacrylic Rubber
    11.  Silicone Rubber
    12.  AEM: Ethylene-acrylic Rubber
    13.  FKM: Fluorocarbon Rubber
    14.  TPE: Thermoplastic Elastomers
    15.  AU/EU/TPU Urethanes

C.  Comparison of Elastomers Properties

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