Chemical name: Mixture of polymeric sulfur and rhombic sulfur
Crystex™ 60 OT 10 is a non-blooming vulcanizing agent for unsaturated elastomers.
MAJOR APPLICATIONS AND PROPERTIES:
Because insoluble sulfur is metastable temperatures should be kept as low as possible during mixing. Between 100°C and 130° C significant reversion can take place to soluble sulfur.
Dispersion of Crystex™ 60 OT 10 in rubber is critical. Due to its small particle size and its tendency for electrostatic charge build-up, agglomerates can be formed which can result in inhomogeneous vulcanizates. Sufficiently long mixing times should be applied preferably in a separate mixing step under well controlled conditions.
If dry pre-mixes are produced of Crystex™ 60 OT 10 and other vulcanization chemicals, reversion can take place if Crystex™ 60 OT 10 is in direct contact with alkaline components.
Because Crystex™ 60 OT 10 contains a relatively high soluble sulfur content, applications should be limited to compounds with a relatively low level of sulfur and/or low compounding temperature.