Optimized Design of Adhesive Formations for Tennis Ball

Author(s): 
 X. Y. Zha

Affiliation(s): 
P.E Department, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

Cite this paper
X. Y. Zhang, “Optimized Design of Adhesive Formations for Tennis Ball”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 217-225, 2016.DOI:10.7508/jmerd.2016.01.030

ABSTRACT: By studying the effects of reinforcing system, tackifier, vulcanization system and solvent on properties of tennis ball adhesive (of which the main material is NR), the purpose of this article is to achieve the optimized design for adhesive formulations of tennis ball. Optimized formulation is: NR100, carbon black N220 of 30, zinc oxide of 8.3, stearic acid of 2.2, phenolic tackifying resin of 3, accelerator CZ/D of 1.5/1 and sulfur of 3. Using this formulation could make the obtained adhesive with good properties, and accordingly make the finished balls with excellent adhesive properties and air-tightness as well as meet the design requirements. 

Keywords : Tennis ball; NR; Adhesives; Formulation design; Adhesive properties; Material properties; Air-tightness

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