The Mechanical Properties of Modified Attapulgite Reinforced Nature Rubber and Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Nanocomposites
Attapulgite (AT)/natural rubber (NR)/ styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) nanocomposites have been prepared after attapulgite was modified by different coupling agent. The treatment of AT caused the adhesion between AT nanorods and the nature rubber/styrene-butadiene rubber was improved, which enhanced the tensile properties of the matrix. The tensile strength of composites attained 15.6 MPa after AT was modified by 3%wt Si-69 coupling with addition of 20 phr.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
J. H. Wang et al., "The Mechanical Properties of Modified Attapulgite Reinforced Nature Rubber and Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 762-765, 2011