The Effect of Chitosan Loading on the Properties of Chitosan Filled Epoxidized Natural Rubber Compounds
The study of chitosan loading onto epoxidized natural rubber compounds were prepared by incorporation of chitosan into epoxidised natural rubber matrix using a two-roll mill. The effects of chitosan loading on the curing characteristics, tensile properties and morphology of the compounds were investigated. Results indicated that slight changes in curing time (t90), and scorch time (tS2) of the compounds with the incorporation of chitosan. An increment is observed in the maximum torque, tensile modulus and durometer hardness of the compounds while tensile strength and elongation at break declines with chitosan loading.
S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
S.M. Shaari et al., "The Effect of Chitosan Loading on the Properties of Chitosan Filled Epoxidized Natural Rubber Compounds", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 851-856, 2011