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Unformatted text preview: Rubber Processing Technology 51 Valery Marinov, Manufacturing Technology Introduction Production of rubber goods can be divided into two principal steps: Production of the rubber Processing of the rubber into Fnished good The manufacturing processes for rubber production are beyond the scope of the present text. Interested readers should refer to more specialized books for a detailed coverage of this problem. Processing of rubber into Fnished good The process sequence includes the following principal operations: Compounding Mixing Shaping Vulcanizing Compounding The purpose of compounding is to add chemicals ( sulphur ) for vulcanization to the rubber. Other additives are Flling materials to enhance the mechanical properties (carbon black), antioxidants, ozone- protective chemicals, coloring pigments, et al. Additives are mixed with the base material during the next step, mixing ....
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