Effect of Calcium Chloride as a Coagulant on the Properties of ESBR/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound
AbstractWhen designing rubber compounds for high-performance tires, increasing the silica content can improve the wet traction performance but decreases the fuel efficiency. This trade-off relation makes it difficult to improve the two factors simultaneously. One approach is the development of silica wet masterbatch (WMB) technology for producing compounds containing a high silica content with good dispersion. The technology involves a step to mix surface-modified silica and rubber latex. The technique requires a coagulant to break up the micelles of the rubber latex and cause the surface-modified silica and the rubber molecules to co-coagulate due to van der Waals forces. In this study, the effect of coagulant type on the characteristics of silica surface, and the mechanical properties of the emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESBR)/silica WMB compounds was investigated, as well as the abrasion properties and the viscoelastic properties of the vulcanizates. View Full-Text
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Kim, W.; Ahn, B.; Mun, H.; Yu, E.; Hwang, K.; Kim, D.; Ryu, G.; Kim, W. Effect of Calcium Chloride as a Coagulant on the Properties of ESBR/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound. Polymers 2018, 10, 1116.
Kim W, Ahn B, Mun H, Yu E, Hwang K, Kim D, Ryu G, Kim W. Effect of Calcium Chloride as a Coagulant on the Properties of ESBR/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound. Polymers. 2018; 10(10):1116.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Woong; Ahn, Byungkyu; Mun, Hyunsung; Yu, Eunho; Hwang, Kiwon; Kim, Donghyuk; Ryu, Gyeongchan; Kim, Wonho. 2018. "Effect of Calcium Chloride as a Coagulant on the Properties of ESBR/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound." Polymers 10, no. 10: 1116.
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