Accession Number : AD0494885

Title :   Development of Silicone Rubbers for Use at Temperatures Down to -100 F.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT HARD RUBBER CO NEW HAVEN

Personal Author(s) : Walker, Charles A. ; Fairbank, Henry A.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Silicone rubbers, which appear to be one of the most promising types of rubber for low-temperature use, have been available commercially for several years. The rubbers currently available do not have sufficient tensile strength, abrasion resistance, etc., to be considered as possible substitutes for hydrocarbon rubber in many applications. The immediate problem undertaken in the present work is essentially one of reinforcing this type of rubber with suitable pigments. The long-range problem is one of adapting reinforced silicone rubbers to service at low temperatures (down to about -100 F).

Descriptors :   (*SYNTHETIC RUBBER, SILICONE PLASTICS), (*SILICONE PLASTICS, COLD WEATHER TESTS), REINFORCING MATERIALS, PIGMENTS, CARBON BLACK, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS, DIOXIDES, SILICON DIOXIDE, PARTICLE SIZE, BONDING, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, FATTY ACIDS, CURING AGENTS, PEROXIDES, BENZOPHENONES, STEARIC ACID, VULCANIZATION, THEORY, INTERFACES.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE