Nanocomposites

Wednesday, April 25, 2012: 8:30 AM-4:45 PM
Texas Ballroom B (Crowne Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio)
Chair:
J. Cal Moreland, Michelin North America Inc
8:30 AM
A Comparative Study of Nano-Fillers Effects in Rubber Composites
Maurizio Galimberti1, Michele Coombs1, Valeria Cipolletti1, Luca Giannini2, Theonis Ricco3, Stefano Pandini3, Lucia Conzatti4, Marco Mauro5 and Gaetano Guerra6, (1)Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, (2)Pirelli Tyre, Milano, Italy, (3)Chemistry and Physics for Engineering and Materials, Universitā degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy, (4)CNR-ISMAC UOS Genova, Genova, Italy, (5)Chimica, Universitā di Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), Italy, (6)Chimica, Universita di Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
9:00 AM
Polypropylene-Elastomer (TPO) Nanocomposites
Rajkiran Tiwari, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX and Donald Paul, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
9:30 AM
Break
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Hierarchal Structure and Properties of Natural Rubber
Seiichi Kawahara and Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan
10:45 AM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM
Filler Network of SiO2/SBR Composites Under Fatigue Process
Shipeng Wen1, Fazhong Zhang1, Xiuying Zhao1, Liqun Zhang1 and Li Liu2, (1)Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional polymer, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, (2)State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
1:30 PM
Effect of Filler-Elastomer Interactions on the Mechanical and Non-Linear Viscoelastic Behaviors of Chemically Modified Silica Reinforced Solution-Polymerized Styrene Butadiene Rubber
Liangliang Qu, Yanshan Branch of Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, China Petroleum & Chemical Company (Sinopec Corp.), Beijing, China
2:00 PM
Mussel Inspired Surface Functionalization on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes(MWCNT) and Its Nanocomposites
Wencai Wang1, Yonglai Lu2, Xiuying Zhao3, Yi Jiang1, Tuyuan Xu1 and Liqun Zhang1, (1)Center of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, (2)Center of Advanced Elastomer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, (3)Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Chao-Yang District, Beijing 100029, China, Beijing, China
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Soft Black Breakthrough: Ultra High-Structure Achieves Excellent Rubber Reinforcement and Dynamic Stiffness At Low Filler Level
Rainer Friehmelt, Applied Technology Tire & MRG, Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, Köln, Germany, Arndt-Peter Schinkel, R & D Department, Orion Engineered Carbons, Köln, Germany and Bernhard Schwaiger, Applied Technology Tire & MRG, Orion Engineered Carbons, Köln, Germany
3:45 PM
Carbon Black Network Breakdown
Arif Omer Gozen, PhD, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology, Akron, OH, Mindaugas Rackaitis, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology, Bridgestone Americas, Center for Research and Technology, Akron, OH and Christopher Robertson, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology, Akron, OH