Vulcanization with sulfur/accelerators or organic peroxides?
Leo Nijhof, AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals B.V.
The vulcanization of rubbers with sulfur/accelerators or organic peroxides is frequently subject of discussion when formulating rubber compounds. In this presentation the pre and contras of both systems are compared. Differences in rubber properties are given. It will be shown that with the selection of the correct cure system most important technical requirements can be fulfilled. Additionally information will be provided how to improve peroxide based cure systems.