APPENDIX E: GLOSSARY (Con't)
A rubber compound used primarily to build up the tread when making a
A measure of tread surface curvature from shoulder to shoulder.
A tread section running circumferentially around a tire.
Pulling away of the tread from the tire casing.
A condition that describes less than acceptable vulcanization or curing .
Testing the flow rate of chemicals.
A chemical change in the physical properties of rubber from a plastic or
elastic state; occurs under proper conditions of temperature and pressure,
and appropriate curing time, and develops usable tire characteristics.
A rubber cement containing additives to provide building tackiness.
Checking See Ozone.