Heat Resistant Elastomer Applications-Success and Failure 770860
The function of the elastomer technologist traditionally has been to match the capabilities of elastomers to customer needs in such a manner that a successful usage is made of the properties available. In order to accomplish this, the design engineer needs to be thoroughly familiar with the wide range of compounding variables possible with each elastomer as well as the complete requirements of the application. Thus through the optimum choice of elastomer, compounding ingredients and part design, a success story is acheived. Since all stories do not have “happy endings”, the engineer should also have learned which elective parameters need improvement and thus in the future increase his probability of success.