Cure Characteristics, Tensile and Physical Properties of Recycled Natural Rubber Latex Glove (NRL-G) Filled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber


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The use of recycled natural latex rubber glove (NRL-G) as a reinforced material filled acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) was studied. The compounds of different NRL-G loading (0, 10, 20 and 30 phr) were prepared by using two roll mills at room temperature. Two different size ranges of NRL-G such as 300μm-700μm (fine) and 2cm-4cm (coarser) were used. The properties such as cure characteristics, tensile and physical properties were determined. The NBR/NRL-G compound with the fine size of NRL-G exhibits overall good cure characteristics and physical properties compared with coarser size. The addition of the of 20 phr content NRL-G (fine) contributed to the optimum tensile properties than coarser size.



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Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Zarina Yahya, Liyana Jamaludin, Alida Abdullah and Rafiza Abd Razak




O. S. Dahham et al., "Cure Characteristics, Tensile and Physical Properties of Recycled Natural Rubber Latex Glove (NRL-G) Filled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 754-755, pp. 693-697, 2015

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April 2015




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