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Glycidyl Methacrylate-Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber (GMA-ESBR)/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
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Polymers 2019, 11(6), 1000; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11061000
Received: 7 May 2019 / Revised: 30 May 2019 / Accepted: 3 June 2019 / Published: 5 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Rubber Composites)
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Abstract

In the tire industry, solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR), which can introduce a functional group with good reactivity to silica at chain ends, is used to increase rolling resistance performance by considering fuel economy. However, this is not environmentally friendly because SSBR uses an organic solvent for polymerization, and it is difficult to increase its molecular weight. Functionalized emulsion SBR (ESBR) can solve the problems of SSBR. The molecular weight of ESBR molecules can be easily increased in an eco-friendly solvent, i.e., water. A functionalized ESBR introduces a functional group with good reactivity to silica by introducing a third monomer during polymerization. In this field, glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) has been reported to show the best properties as a third monomer. However, for GMA-ESBR, the viscosity is high and processability is disadvantageous. Therefore, we polymerized GMA-ESBR and manufactured silica compounds to clarify the causes of these problems. In addition, wet masterbatch (WMB) technology, which is a new compound manufacturing method, was applied to manufacture the silica compound, and the physical properties are compared with those of a dry masterbatch. The results clarified the problem of GMA-ESBR, which could be solved by using WMB technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycidyl methacrylate (GMA); emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR); tire tread compound; wet masterbatch glycidyl methacrylate (GMA); emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR); tire tread compound; wet masterbatch
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Mun, H.; Hwang, K.; Yu, E.; Kim, W.; Kim, W. Glycidyl Methacrylate-Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber (GMA-ESBR)/Silica Wet Masterbatch Compound. Polymers 2019, 11, 1000.

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