IEC 2020

International Elastomer Conference Meeting Topic: New Developments

Monday, October 19, 2020 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Speaker: Matthew Crosley, Applications Scientist

Online Monitoring of Styrene Butadiene Copolymerization

Please join Matthew Crosley during the virtual International Elastomer Conference 2020. The work detailed in this presentation, conducted in conjunction with Bridgestone Research Americas, outlines results obtained from the application of ACOMP to SBR reactions at the 20 L scale. ACOMP proved the capability of directly monitoring and characterizing polymer conversion, Mw, and RV of the polymers produced during a living, anionic solution based SBR polymerization. This information is useful in providing insights into production rates and efficiencies, such as improving cycle time and yields while achieving product consistency from batch to batch.