Authors Hoikkanen, M. ; Poikelispää, M. ; Das, A. ; Honkanen, M. ; Dierkes, W. ; Vuorinen, J.
Title Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the properties of EPDM/NBR dissimilar elastomer blends
Date 20.01.2015
Number 45488
Abstract In presence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), polar nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) and non-polar ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM) blends were prepared following a melt mixing method. For the preparation of MWCNT filled EPDM/NBR blends, two mixing methods were used: direct mixing and the masterbatch dilution method. Various physical, mechanical, and morphological properties are explored in order to elucidate the dispersion behaviour of MWCNTs. It was concluded that the preparation method influences the dispersion of the nanotubes in different rubber phases and the properties of these blends are controlled by the degree of dispersion of the nanotubes in the two phases.
Publisher Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering
Citation Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 54 (2015) 402-410
Tags co-vulcanization compatibilization elastomer blends mechanical properties mwcnt

Back to list