Environment friendly rubber curatives for sustainable rubber technology
Green rubber composites is one of the interesting topic in our research program. Some toxic ingredients of rubber compounding and manufacturing of rubber goods like tyres are increasing the attention of environmentalists. We are working to replace some common rubber curatives like zinc oxide (ZnO), diphenyl guanidine (DPG) etc. by suitable chemicals which is known to be non-toxic (LDH) or naturally originated (sulfur based amino acid).