Patent Number: 6,169,145

Title: Vulcanization of carboxyl containing elastomers using reductive hydrosilylation with extension into dynamic vulcanization

Abstract: Thermoplastic vulcanizates are described which include a carbonyl containing or carbonyl functionalized rubber crosslinked with a hydrosilylation crosslinking agent activated with a platinum containing catalyst. The carbonyl containing or carbonyl functionalized rubber facilitates making thermoplastic vulcanizates with higher lubricity, better contact clarity and alternative surface properties.

Inventors: Medsker; Robert E. (Hartville, OH), Patel; Raman (Akron, OH), Gilbertson; Gary W. (Wadsworth, OH), Hazelton; Donald R. (Hudson, OH)

Assignee: Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P.

International Classification: C08L 23/00 (20060101); C08L 23/08 (20060101); C08L 23/14 (20060101); C08L 23/16 (20060101); C08L 83/00 (20060101); C08L 83/04 (20060101); C08L 083/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018