Course: Rubber Technology

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Course title Rubber Technology
Course code TUIP/TE8GT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Čermák Roman, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Zádrapa Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Datta Sanjoy, PhD.
Course content
1. Rubber compounds. Recipe definition. Basic raw materials. Compound optimization. Sulfur vulcanization systems. Sulfur vulcanization chemistry. Sulfur. Activators. Accelerators. 2. Sulfur-free vulcanization systems. Sulfur-free vulcanization chemistry. Peroxides. Metal oxides. Reactive resin. Antidegradants. Antioxidants. Antiozonants. 3. Fillers. Classification of fillers. Aggregates and agglomerates. Specific surface. Carbon black. Chemical composition. Specific surface. Structure. Furnace carbon black. Thermal carbon black. Classification of carbon black. 4. Mineral fillers. Precipitated silica. Silanization. Particle network. Softeners. Mineral oils. Paraffins and ceresins. Esters. Chlorinated hydrocarbons. Liquid rubbers. 5. Mixing. Two roll mill. Internal mixer. 6. Extrusion. Extrusion tools. Salt bath. Microwave heating. Fluid bed. Hot air heating. Ionizing radiation. Steam pipe. 7. Calendering. Two roll calender. Three roll calender. Four roll calender. Construction. Duplication and coating. Vulcanization. 8. Compression molding. Mold design. Defects. Transfer molding. Injection molding. Vulcanization in autoclave. 9. Automobile tires. Materials. Construction. Building. Vulcanization. Conveyor belts. V-belts. 10. Hoses. Reinforced hoses. Construction. Latex products. Dipping.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Simple experiments, Practice exercises
  • Preparation for examination - 35 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces the basics of rubber technology. It provides information about applied resources, composition and preparation of rubber mixtures, production and confection of semi-products, vulcanization, properties of vulcanizates and rubber products.
The student understands issues of rubber technology and is able to solve them in the production and research to enhance the innovation potential in the rubber technology.
Knowledge acquired in the courses of Macromolecular chemistry I and II and Polymer processing technology I.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products)

Course completion - examination. Laboratories (credit): - attendance at initial occupational safety training - theoretical knowledge of the discussed content of each laboratory exercise before it begins - attendance at laboratory exercises and submission of laboratory reports Examination: demonstration of knowledge of the discussed curriculum content, oral examination. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Ciesielski, Andrew. An Introduction to Rubber Technology. 1st ed. Shrewsbury : Rapra Technology, 2000. ISBN 1859571506.
  • Dick, J.S. Rubber Technology: Compounding and Testing for Performance. Mnichov: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2009. ISBN 978-1-56990-465-7.
  • Ducháček, V. Gumárenské suroviny a jejich zpracování. VŠCHT Praha, 1999.
  • Erman, B., Mark, J.E., Roland, M.C. Science and Technology of Rubber. 4th Ed. Elsevier, 2013. ISBN 978-0-12-394584-6.
  • FRANTA, I. a kol. Gumárenská technologie I. - Gumárenské suroviny. Praha : SNTL, 1979.
  • FRANTA, I. a kol. Gumárenské technologie II. - Zpracování kaučuku a vlastnosti pryže. Praha : SNTL, 1969.
  • Gent, A.N. Engineering with Rubber: How to Design Rubber Components. Hanser Publications, 2012. ISBN 978-3-446-42764-8.
  • Josef Špaček. Technologie gumárenská a plastikářská II. Brno: VUT, 1980.
  • Kuta, A. Technologie a zařízení pro zpracovávání kaučuků a plastů. Praha: VŠCHT, 2007.
  • Limper, A. Mixing of Rubber Component. Hanser Publisher, 2012. ISBN 978-1-56990-458-9.

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