The influence that changes in mixing variables
exert on the subsequent processing behaviour of rubber
compounds is recognised throughout the rubber industry.
In the light of this statement an investigation was set
with the following objectives:
(i) define this influence;
(ii) correlate the rheological properties which control
extrusion behaviour with the properties which represent
(iii) determine degree of control which needs to be
delivered at the internal mixer to produce a uniform
feed-stock for extruders. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.