News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

October 16, 2012

Tomorrow: Smithers Rapra to Present Free Webinar on Carbon Black & Tire Rolling Resistance

Filed under: Carbon Black, Silica — Notch @ 10:23 am

Tomorrow, Smithers Rapra will present a free webinar with Dr. Charles R. Herd, Director Rubber Carbon Black Technology, Birla Carbon on the topic of “Carbon Black Technology and Approaches Toward Ultimate Tire Rolling Resistance.” The webinar will be 30-45 minutes long, allowing for a 10 minute Q&A session. The webinar will take place Wednesday, October 17th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

This webinar is designed to be an industry-wide review on carbon black technology and its ability to provide low rolling resistance, treadwear and traction to passenger tire tread compounds with an eye toward labeling regulations. As such, the fundamental properties of carbon black will be reviewed and briefly compared to silica. Secondly, the structure-property relationships important in rubber to achieve the desired goals will be summarized and the various technological approaches utilized by carbon black manufacturers, as found in the literature, for manipulation of theses structure-property relationships, will be categorized. Lastly, an indication of potential approaches in carbon black technology in the future to truly extend its performance to new levels that can rival competitive fillers will be presented.

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