iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Mixing of Rubber, the first book in a brand new series of ‘Classic Rapra Reprints’.
Having searched previously published and successful reference books, some real gems have been found! Mixing of Rubber is a reprint of the definitive text on rubber mixing, first published by Rapra in 1977.
In the field of rubber mixing, countless articles and texts highlight the chemist's skill in balancing the chemical and physical properties of the manufactured products. In most cases, experimenters have been concerned with how recipe changes affect the product properties while the physical processes are not considered. For the rubber processor, however, it is these mechanical operations which form the heart of his business.
The equipment needed for plant-scale production requires millions in capital investment. In the highly competitive rubber industry, the ability to save even a small amount per pound of product through better design or more efficient operation of mixing equipment can make a tremendous difference in the profitability of a company. Despite the commercial importance of the process, no comprehensive analysis of rubber mixing, considered as a unit operation, is currently available. This unique book is designed to fill that gap in the arsenal available for problem solving by the production engineer or the machine designer.
This book will be invaluable to the rubber processor wanting to improve their competitiveness through better design and more efficient operation of their mixing equipment. The content is sure to be of interest to those in the rubber mixing industry, both new to it and more experienced – all will benefit.