Thermal Analysis in the Tire Industry - METTLER TOLEDO

On Demand Webinar

Thermal Analysis in the Tire Industry

A modern tire consists of tread and body; its constituents encompass synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds. The purpose of the tread is to provide traction, while the body contains compressed air and provides comfort. The investigation of tread and body samples, by thermal analysis allows the prediction of tire behavior and is important for compositional analysis and quality control.

In this Webinar, we will show how thermal analysis is applied to investigate tire materials. We will present some typical examples of samples measured by DSC, TGA, TMA, or DMA.

Thermal analysis is a fundamental technique for the characterization and optimization of the properties of tires. Material optimization leads to improvements in the rolling resistance of a vehicle and significant reduction of the braking distance.

Only few milligrams of tread material are needed to easily characterize tire properties such as melting, specific heat and thermal expansion.

In this web-based Seminar (Webinar) we will present the main techniques of thermal analysis and present some typical applications.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Properties of tire treads
  • Typical questions
  • Thermal analysis
  • Instrumentation and applications
    - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Flash DSC
    - Thermogravimetry (TGA)
    - Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Summary


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