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Tire curing bladder technology

by Doug Paschall, Adel Halasa and Brendan Rodgers, Akron Polymer Solutions.

Improved quality compounds using optimized grades of compounded butyl rubber, conductive carbon blacks and resin vulcanization systems have contributed to incremental improvements in tire curing bladder performance, allowing optimization of bladder gauge and dimensions to facilitate rapid heat flow into the curing tire.

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