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San Antonio hosts Rubber Division.

The Spring 167th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Antonio, TX, May 17-19. The meeting will feature technical symposia in which researchers, specialists and industrial technologists will report on the latest scientific and technical advances in the rubber and polymer industries.

This meeting will also include the annual Science and Technology Awards Banquet, where five prestigious awards will be presented this year.

Dr. Kenneth F. Castner, senior research and development associate for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, will receive the Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, sponsored by Crompton/ Uniroyal Chemical.

Dr. Mark D. Foster, professor at the University of Akron, will receive the Sparks-Thomas Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical.

Dr. Richard J. Farris, distinguished university professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will receive the George S. Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, sponsored by Cabot.

Dr. Renato Caretta, senior vice president and director of advanced research at Pirelli Pneumatici S.p.A., will receive the Fernley H. Banbury Award, sponsored by Farrel.

Dr. Maria D. Ellul, chief scientist for Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P., will receive the Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, sponsored by Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P.

The Rubber Division also joins other distinguished agencies in the rubber and asphalt industries, including the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Federal Highway Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Rubber Pavements Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the National Center for Asphalt Technology, the Asphalt Institute and the Rubber Recycling Topical Group, to sponsor the Second Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference, to be held at the same hotel on May 18-19.

This conference, "Working together to improve roads," offers a forum to inform attendees about the materials, specifications, design and use of rubber modified asphalt. It will also facilitate discussions and knowledge exchange between industries and government agencies, as well as to open opportunities to expand the use of rubber modified asphalt. This conference will include a field trip to a local pavement construction site using rubber modified asphalt.

Symposia scheduled for the Spring 167th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division will include: High-energy characterization of rubber compounds and nanocomposites; Curing of elastomers; Advances in filler technology; Tire performance, durability and the TREAD Act; Natural rubber--current and alternate sources; Advances in rubber design in the oil industry; and Elastomers in the chemical processing industry. An educational symposium will be presented on "Compounding ingredients and applications."

The keynote address will be presented on Monday, May 16, by Jeffrey Runge, director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Suppliers' Cooperative Reception will take place Monday, May 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Science and Technology Awards Banquet will take place that evening from 7-9:30 p.m.

The 25-Year-Club Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m.

The Business and Awards Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Best Paper and Best Symposium Award winners from the Rubber Division's Fall 166th Technical Meeting, held in Columbus, OH, last October, will receive their awards at the business meeting.

The Best Paper Award winners are Richard J. Pazur, Lorenzo Ferrari and Ezio Campomizzi of Lanxess, awarded for their paper, "Compounding for improved physical and heat aging properties in HXNBR."

Honorable Mention goes to W. Stephen Fulton of OMG U.K. Ltd. for the paper, "Tire cord adhesion--how the source of zinc can influence the structure of the bonding interface."

The Best Symposium Award winner is Vipin M. Kothari of Therm-O-Link who chaired the symposium, "Heat-resistant elastomers."

The technical program for the Spring 167th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division is as follows:

Monday, May 16--Session A Symposium--High-energy characterization of rubber compounds and nanocomposites

Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Andy H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(1) Hierarchical structures of filler particles in elastomers as studied by a combined scattering method (USANS, USAXS and SAXS). Takeji Hashimoto, Kyoto University, Japan.

(2) Structure-property studies of new monodisperse hard segment polyurethanes and polyureas possessing polytetramethylene soft segments. Garth L. Wilkes, Jignesh E Sheth and Derek Klinedinst, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Emel Yilgor and Iskendor Yilgor, Koc University, Turkey; and Frederick L. Beyer, Army Research Laboratory.

(3) Direct observation of polymer single-chain deformation in filled and unfilled elastomers by SANS. Volker S. Urban, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen, Institut Fuer Festkoerperforschung, Germany.

(4) Structure of carbon blacks and diamond based nanocomposites. T. Waldek Zerda, Texas Christian University.

(5) The application of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy to multi-component elastomer blends. D.A. Winesett, A.J. Dias and A.H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, and P.A. Stevens, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.

Monday, May 16--Session B Educational Symposium--Compounding ingredients and applications

M. Brendan Rodgers and Scott C. Solis, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(A) General compounding--processing. H.G. Moneypenny, Moneypenny Tire & Rubber Consultants, The Netherlands.

(B) Carbon black: Production, characteristics, testing and use in rubber compounds. Thomas F. Carlson, Sid Richardson Carbon.

(C) Precipitated silica: Fundamental technology, production, compounding and applications. Timothy A. Okel, PPG Industries.

Monday, May 16--Session C Symposium--Curing of elastomers

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link, chair.

(6) Disclosing hidden information about the vulcanization process through a suitable treatment of vulcameter torque signal. Jean L. Leblanc, University P&M Curie, France.

(7) Peroxide cured ethylene-propylene-diene/polypropylene (EPDM/PP) thermoplastic vulcanizates: Investigation of the effects of different acrylates as co-agents in dynamically crosslinked blends. F.R. de Risi and J.W.M. Noordermeer, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

(8) Electron beam curing of elastomers. Anil K. Bhowmick, Indian Institute of Technology, India.

(9) Curing of carboxylated nitrile rubber by MgO. Gary R. Hamed, University of Akron.

(10) The use of coagents in sulfur vulcanization. Steven K. Henning, Sartomer.

(11) Heterogeneous networks of polyisoprene and 1,2-polybutadiene. C.M. Roland and J. Wang, Naval Research Laboratory.

Monday, May 16--Session A Symposium--Advances in filler technology

Orawan Taikum, Degussa, and Wesley A. Wampler, Sid Richardson Carbon, co-chairs.

(12) Recent advances in understanding the rubber performance of blends of carbon black. Gregory Gaudet, Meng-Jiao Wang, Theo Al, Irene Yurovska and Ralph Dickinson, Cabot.

(13) Role of fillers in elastomeric matrices: New advanced testing methods. Leszek Nikiel, Henry Yang, Thomas Carlson and Wesley Wampler, Sid Richardson Carbon.

(14) Carbon black in EPDM compounds. Irene Yurovska, Gregory Gaudet, Dave Novakoski and Ralph Dickinson, Cabot.

(15) A new class of novel carbon materials for controlling thermal conductivity in curing bladder compounds. Weldong Wang, Charles Edwards, Deepak Tandon, Charles Herd and Rikki Lamba, Columbian Chemicals.

(16) Graphite in rubber compounds--new opportunities with graphite products in the development of rubber compounds. N. Probst, Erachem Europe S.A., Belgium.

(17) Low temperature/high shear mixing and resulting compound properties. Kazuo Miyasaka, Yoichi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Mihara, Masashi Kida and Asahiro Ahagon, Yokohama Rubber, Japan.

(18) Surface modification of rubber fillers by plasma techniques. Sang-Keol Lee and Wire J. van Ooij, University of Cincinnati.

Monday, May 16--Session B Symposium--Tire performance, durability and the TREAD Act

Syed K. Mowdood, consultant, and Walter H. Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(19) TREAD Act rulemaking. Joseph P. Scott, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(20) STM F9.30--development of an industry test standard for aged tire durability. June Satterfield, Michelin.

(21) Field aging of tires, part 3. John M. Baldwin, David R. Bauer and Paul D. Hurley, Ford Motor.

(22) Correlation of rubber properties between field aged tires and laboratory aged tires, part 2. David R. Bauer, John M. Baldwin and Kevin R. Ellwood, Ford Motor.

(23) Impact of halobutyl rubber innerliners on tire performance. Walter H. Waddell, Stuart W. Botfeld, R. Christopher Napier, Donald S. Tracey and Dirk F. Rouckhout, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(24) Oxidation kinetics in beltcoat compound. Edward R. Terrill, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(25) A finite-element model for oven aged tires. Kevin R. Ellwood, David R. Bauer and John M. Baldwin, Ford Motor.

Monday, May 16--Session C Symposium--Curing of elastomers

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link, chair.

(26) A fundamental kinetic model for accelerated sulfur vulcanization of elastomers. James M. Caruthers, Ayush Goyal and Priyan Patkar, Purdue University.

(27) Thiourea accelerators in the vulcanization of isobutylene-based elastomers. M. Brendan Rodgers, Walter H. Waddell and Scott C. Solis, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(28) Thermal limitations of BPAF cured and TAIC cured fluoroelastomers evaluated using strain energy density. Daniel L. Hertz, III, Seals Eastern.

(29) Electron beam processing of elastomers. Jiri G. Drobny, Drobny Polymer Associates.

(30) Peroxide cured HNBR/methacrylate blends with improved low temperature performance. Nick Sandland, Suguru Ito, Motofumi Oyama and Edmee Files, Zeon Chemicals.

(31) Theoretical and experimental investigations on elastomers with two crosslinking systems of different lengths viewed as bimodal networks. Tarek M. Madkour, UAE University, United Arab Emirates.

(31a) Designing alternate cure systems to eliminate restricted substances for chlorinated polymers. Steven F. Monthey and Hans-Martin Issel, Rhein Chemie.

Tuesday, May 17--Session A Symposium--High energy characterization of rubber compounds and nanocomposites

Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Andy H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(32) Synchrotron x-ray studies of vulcanized rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers. Shigevuki Toki and Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Shinzo Kohjiya and Masatoshi Tosaka, Kyoto University, Japan; and Andy H. Tsou and Sudhin Datta, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(33) Nano-structural elucidation in carbon black loaded NR vulcanizate by 3D-TEM and in situ WAXD measurements. S. Kohjiya, M. Tosaka and S. Poompradub, Kyoto University, Japan; A. Kato and J. Shimanuki, Nissan Ark Ltd., Japan; Y. Ikeda, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan; and S. Toki and B.S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

(34) Wide-angle x-ray diffraction study of amorphous orientation and amorphous aggregates in polymers. Lizhi Liu and T-C Kuo, Dow Chemical; and David Henton, Timothy Vanyo and Daniel Sawyer, Cargill Dow LLC.

(35) Neutron and x-ray scattering contrast variation methods probe the composition and structure of nanocomposite polymers. Rex P. Hjelm, Cynthia E Welch, E.B. Offer, Debra A. Wrobleski, Joseph T. Mang and Marilyn E. Hawley, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

(36) Cure state, filler distribution and domain size of elastomer compounds by solid-state NMR. Weiguo Hu, Sudhin Datta and Andy Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, and Mafia D. Ellul, Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P.

Tuesday, May 17--Session B Educational Symposium--Compounding ingredients and applications

M. Brendan Rodgers and Scott C. Solis, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(D) Vulcanization of general purpose elastomers. Byron H. To, Flexsys America L.P.

(E) Fundamentals of curing elastomers with peroxides and coagents. Richard Costin, Sartomer.

(F) A review of the vulcanization of isobutylene-based elastomers. Scott C. Solis, Walter H. Waddell and M. Brendan Rodgers, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Tuesday, May 17--Session C Symposium--Natural rubber--current and alternate sources

Colleen M. McMahan, Western Regional Research Center, and J. Cal Moreland, Michelin Americas Research and Development, co-chairs.

(37) Biosynthesis, classification and application of natural rubber in tires. M. Brendan Rodgers and Walter H. Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(38) Principles of rubber reinforcement. G.R. Hamed, University of Akron.

(39) Amorphous chain orientation in poly cis isoprene: RX and NMR studies. J. Rault, P. Judeinstein, RA. Albouy and J. Marchal, Universite de Paris-Sud, France.

(40) [sup.13]C-NMR spectroscopy of natural rubber vulcanizates. Seiichi Kawahara, Jinla Ukawa, Junichiro Sakai and Yoshinobu Isono, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

(41) An evaluation of deproteinized natural rubber for engineering applications. Marina Fernando, Charles D. Forge, Graham Spiller and Jonathan Clark, Tun Abdul Razak Research Center, U.K.

(42) Protein levels affect the cure efficiency and allergenic potential of polyisoprene latices. W.W. Schloman, Jr., University of Akron.

Tuesday, May 17--Session A Symposium--Advances in filler technology

Orawan Taikum, Degussa, and Wesley A. Wampler, Sid Richardson Carbon, co-chairs.

(43) The effect of rubber reinforcement by active fillers on viscoelastic properties. WernerNiedermeier, Degussa AG, Germany.

(44) Influence of silica filler distribution on properties of tire rubber treads, as related to silica characteristics and mixing conditions. J.W.M. Noordermeer and L.A.E.M. Reuvekamp, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

(45) Optimizing the balance between processing and performance by the addition of a unique amorphous silicone dioxide. Gerd Schmaucks, Bemd Friede, Anders Sparhuus and Jan Olaf Roszinski, Elkem ASA, Norway; and H. Geisler and J. Hamann, Deutsches Institut fur Kautschuktechnologie, Germany.

(46) A chemical engineering model of ethanol-devolatilization of silica/silane compounds in an internal mixer. J.W.M. Noordermeer and Wilma Dierkes, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

(47) Low VOC silanes for silica tires. Prashant Joshi, GE Advanced Materials.

(48) Influence of temperature on the mechanical reinforcement of filled HNBR compounds in dependence of the type of filler and the functionalization of the polymer chain. C. Wrana and D. Achten, Lanxess, Germany.

(49) Effect of surface area of fumed silica on silicone rubber reinforcement. Michael D. Morris, Meng-Jiao Wang and Yakov Kutsovsky, Cabot.

Tuesday, May 17--Session B Contributed papers

Constantine William Tsimpris, DuPont Advanced Fibers Systems, moderator.

(50) Re-entanglement kinetics in sheared polybutadiene solutions. C.M. Roland, Naval Research Laboratory; C.G. Robertson and S. Warren, Bridgestone/Firestone Research; and D.J. Plazek, University of Pittsburgh.

(51) Thermo-acoustic analysis for in-situ characterization of rubber compounds. Michael Peterson, Wenjin Luo, Donald Bragg and Eric Newberg, University of Maine.

(52) A laboratory method to evaluate, comprehensively, abrasion, traction and rolling resistance of tire tread compounds. K.A. Grosch, consultant to VMI Holland BV, EPE, The Netherlands; and M. Heinz, Degussa AG, Germany.

(53) Event driven DMRT analysis. John B. Putman and Matthew C. Putman, Tech Pro.

(54) Dynamic testing of rubber compounds using oscillatory shear and dynamic compression. Matthew C. Putman, Tech Pro, and Gary Bradnick, Kumho America Technical Center.

(55) New primerless waterborne flock adhesive for bonding to thermoplastic elastomers (TPE/TPV) for automotive weatherstrip. James Weir, Rohm and Haas.

(56) Environmentally friendly rubber-to-metal bonding agents: The answer to upcoming environmental requirements. David Kismer, Peter Jazenski, Thad Plasczenski and Stefan Dehnicke, Rohm and Haas.

Tuesday, May 17--Session C Symposium--Natural rubber--current and alternate sources

Colleen M. McMahan, Western Regional Research Center, and J. Cal Moreland, Michelin Americas Research and Development, co-chairs.

(57) Biotechnological development of domestic rubber-producing crops. Katrina Cornish, Yulex; Colleen M. McMahan, Western Regional Research Center; Calvin H. Pearson, Colorado State University; Dennis T. Ray, University of Arizona; and David K. Shintani, University of Nevada.

(58) Agronomic and breeding studies in guayule. Terry A. Coffelt and Francis S. Nakayama, USDA-ARS-U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory; Dennis T. Ray, University of Arizona; and Mika A. Foster, Texas A&M University.

(59) Quantifying natural rubber in Helianthus annus L. using the Dionex ASE 200. Donna J. Rath and Calvin H. Pearson, Colorado State University Fruita; Katrina Cornish, Yulex; Colleen M. McMahan, Western Regional Research Center; and Deborah J. Scott, USDA-ARS-WRRC.

(60) Magnesium regulation of in vitro rubber synthesis by Hevea brasiliensis and Parthenium argentatum. Bernardo M.T. da Costa and Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, and Katrina Cornish, Yulex.

(61) Taraxacum Kok-Saghyz (Russian dandelion): A reverse genetic model for the study of rubber biosynthesis in plants. David Shintani, University of Nevada.

(62) Dynamic mechanical properties of latex films. Colleen M. McMahan, Western Regional Research Center; Katrina Cornish and Jali Williams, Yulex; and Henry A. Pawlowski, Alpha Technologies U.S., L.P.

Wednesday, May 18--Session A Symposium--High-energy characterization of rubber compounds and nanocomposites

Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Andy H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(63) Morphology--deformation correlations in nanocomposite elastomers. Richard Vaia, Air Force Research Laboratory; Hilmar Koerner, University of Dayton Research Institute; Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York at Stony Brook; and Igors Sics, National Synchrotron Light Source.

(64) The effects of nanotube alignment in single-walled carbon nanotube/PMMA nanocomposites. Karen I. Winey, University of Pennsylvania.

(65) Crystallization of semi-crystalline polymers in nanotube composites. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, University of Houston.

(66) Synchrotron x-ray techniques for the study of clay-based polymer nanocomposites. Benjamin S. Hsiao and Mikhail Y. Gelfer, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

(67) Dispersion of layered organosilicates in isobutylene-based elastomers. Andy H. Tsou and Matthew B. Measmer, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Wednesday, May 18--Session B Educational Symposium--Compounding ingredients and applications

M. Brendan Rodgers and Scott C. Solis, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(H) The role of rubber silanes in the reinforcement of silica-filled rubber compounds. Oliver Klockmann and Andre Hasse, Degussa AG, Germany.

(I) Rubber compound aging protection. H.G. Moneypenny, Moneypenny Tire & Rubber, The Netherlands.

(J) The use of resins in rubber compounding. Mark A. Lawrence, Indspec Chemical.

Wednesday, May 18--Session C-1 Symposium--Advances in rubber design in the oil industry

Abraham Pannikottu, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, chair.

(68) Calculation methods for spherical elastomer bearings--part 3--torsion. Judson T. Bauman, Elastomer Engineering & Testing.

(679) Enhancing compound properties and aging resistance by using low viscosity HNBR. Ezio C. Campomizzi, Lorenzo Ferrari and Richard J. Pazur, Lanxess.

(70) HXNBR compound property improvements through the use of post cure. Richard J. Pazur, Lorenzo Ferrari and Ezio C. Campomizzi, Lanxess.

Wednesday, May 18--Session C-2 Symposium--Elastomers in the chemical processing industry

William Stahl, DuPont Dow Elastomers, chair.

(71) Characterization of a new type of bisphenol cured fluoroelastomer for use in the chemical process industry. Steven Jagels, Solvay Solexis.

(72) A true FKM/silicone elastomeric alloy. Charles Olsen, Lauren Tonge and Fernanda Cuccioli, Dow Coming.

(73) A novel engineered Kevlar composite. Edmee Files, Zeon Chemi-cals, L.R, and C.W. Tsimpris, DuPont Advanced Fibers Systems.

Further information on the Spring 167th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, is available from the Rubber Division (330) 972-7814.
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