Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Rubber/Organoclay Nanocomposites
The NR/SBR/oranoclay nancomposites were prepared by mechanical mixing method. The dispersion of the oranoclay in the rubber matrix was characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. And the effects of different filler and contents on the mechanical properties were investigated. The results showed that the particles of organoclay can be dispersed homogeneously in the rubber matrix. Compbination of carbon black and organoclay shows the synergistic effect which lead to high tensile strength. In addition, organoclay can decrease the Mooney viscosity which is useful for processing. The method is simple, which can be used industrially for use of organoclay in elastomer.
Chuansheng Wang, Lianxiang Ma and Weiming Yang
G. Y. Lin et al., "Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Rubber/Organoclay Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 221, pp. 200-204, 2011