"Elastomery" is a Polish scientific and technical journal covering the field of chemistry, technology and processing of elastomers and polymers. It is addressed to scientists, managers and engineering staff of universities, R&D institutions, industry, specializing in rubber and elastomers.
The journal is one of the most important Polish technical journals, It has been published since 1996. It is scored by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. "Elastomery" has been abstracted and indexed by several databases, e.g. BAZTECH, Index Copernicus (Poland) and by "Chemical Abstracts" (USA); "RAPRA-Abstracts" (UK).
Authors come from many countries, e.g. France, Germany, India, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland.
Members of Editorial Board are leading specialists in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers, from Polish as well as foreign institutions.
Publications are in Polish or in English. Titles, Abstracts, Keywords, Table and Figure titles are both in Polish, and in English.

"Elastomery" publishes, in Polish or in English:

  • Original, reviewed research, scientific and technology papers in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers synthesis, analysis, technology and modification, processing, properties, applications and recycling
  • Current information on technical novelties and inventions in the field of rubber, elastomers and polymers, sourced from foreign and Polish publications
  • Unique information relating to the Polish rubber, plastics and chemical industry
  • Announcements and reports on fairs, conferences and scientific symposia
  • Information on people, universities and corporations in the rubber sector

In the Newest Issue...

Nr 4(117), Vol. 22(2018)


Elastomery nr 4/2018 cover

Cezary Dębek

Characteristics of pyrolytic carbon black obtained by periodical, industrial scale pyrolysis of tyres

The paper presents parameters of pyrolytic carbon black, obtained in an industrial installation operating in batch mode, important from the point of view of application as a filler for rubber and plastic composites. Thanks to the investigation of pyrolytic carbon black samples from three independent processes carried out in the same way, the dispersion of properties was evaluated. Average values of parameters were compared with properties of technical carbon black N330, N550, N772 and N990. Individual samples of pyrolytic carbon black do not show significant dispersion of properties in structural parameters, i.e. iodine adsorption (average 50 g/kg) and DBF number (average 73 cm3/100 g).
The dispersion of the obtained values does not exceed the acceptable values for technical carbon black. The average value of iodine adsorption 50 g/kg for pyrolytic carbon black is close to that of N550 carbon black (43 g/kg), while the average value of DBF absorption 73 g/kg is close to that of N772 carbon black (65 g/kg).
Pyrolytic carbon black is polluted with a significant amount of mineral compounds. The dispersion of the value of these contaminants is relatively significant and amounts to 15.5–21.8% wt.%.
Technical carbon black contains up to 0.5% wt.% of mineral impurities, therefore in this respect pyrolytic carbon black cannot be compared to technical carbon black. Pyrolytic carbon black is a carbon-mineral material.
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C. W. Karl, A. Lang, M. M. Möwes, U. Giese, M. Klüppel

Mechanical and tribological properties of SBR graphene composites

Hybrid SBR composites have been compounded containing graphene nano-platelets in order to improve technical elastomer performance and to reduce the energy dissipation during frictional processes. It is still unclear how to manage a satisfactory exfoliation and inclusion in a rubber matrix. Therefore, investigations were focused on novel carbon-based nanostructured fillers (graphene nano-platelets) with less than 10 nm thickness. In nearly all cases a significant level of friction reduction was achieved. The resulting stick-slip phenomena and properties were described. Moreover, static gas adsorption, curing, mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties were investigated.
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Paulina Kasprzyk, Janusz Datta, Urszula Ostaszewska, Renata Kucner

Modification of the elastomer composites NR using lignin and glycerolysate

The subject of the research described in this article are vulcanizates of natural rubber. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of lignin and glycerolysate on selected properties of natural rubber composites. The chemical structure of the prepared materials was confirmed using infrared spectroscopic analysis (FTIR). Mechanical properties under static tension, hardness, abrasion and flexibility in the reflection of prepared vulcanizates were also investigated. The values of the storage modulus, the loss modulus and the loss factor were determined using the dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis (DMTA) method. Presented that the addition of lignin improves the mechanical properties of the prepared vulcanizates, while the addition of glycerolises results in an increase in the plasticity of the materials.
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