Products of Ethylene-Propylene Terpolymer Rubber (EPDM) Obtained by an Environmentally Friendly Process
In the research work some thermoplastic elastomers have been obtained by compounding the ethylene-propylene terpolymer (EPDM) rubber with melt platicized PVC. The influence of every constituent level on the polymer compound characteristics was measured. The two polymers are incompatible, for the improvement of the EPDM/ PVC blends two methods of compatibility improvement have been used: 1) using compatibilizing agents (CPE was the selected compatibilizing agent); 2) electron beam irradiation (the optimum irradiation dose determined was 5 Mrad). The resulted products showed specific elastomer characteristics and can be processed by commonly used techniques for thermoplastic materials like as injection and injection molding.
Ionel Chicinaş and Traian Canta
M.D. Zuga et al., "Products of Ethylene-Propylene Terpolymer Rubber (EPDM) Obtained by an Environmentally Friendly Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 23, pp. 333-336, 2007