Special Issue "Advanced Rubber Composites II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 9312
Interests: rubbers; rubber composites; reinforcement; carbon-based fillers; magnetic fillers; biopolymer fillers; filler/rubber interactions; surface modification; vulcanization; analysis of cross-link density; network structure
Interests: rubber; polymers; polymer blends; composites and nanocomposites; biopolymers; multiphase polymer system structures; surface modification of polymers by chemical and physical methods; plasma treatment; reinforcement; vulcanization; recycling of polymers
Current progress in science and technology shift towards development and fabrication of new materials and products that must often fulfill requirements for specific applications. Rubbers are unique and versatile materials characterized by excellent elasticity, dynamic and mechanical properties. They can be easily processed and shaped into desired products. Thus, they are highly demanded in various spheres ranging from general products to high-tech applications. Final properties of rubbers can be easily tailored by introduction of special additives, different fillers ranging from traditional to special types, by functional modifications of fillers and rubbers or by implementation of processing and manufacturing techniques. Due to increasing demand for protection of the environment, more attention has also been devoted to possibilities of application of biopolymers and materials from renewable resources as additives or fillers into rubber formulations.
Preparation of new materials with unique structure and favorable flexible characteristics requires also new approach to the formation of cross-linked network structure in rubber compounds and study of new vulcanization systems, which can provide spectrum of required mechanical characteristics to rubber-based materials.
Rubber products often represent multiphase and multicomponent composite systems and to better understand correlation between microstructure and macroscopic behavior and property spectrum of innovative, sustainable material concepts, new investigation a simulation methods have been developed. Due to the complexity of rubber products, modern processing methodologies and instrumentation have been implemented.
The special issue “Advanced Rubber Composites II” is devoted to all aspects of rubber science and technology, including, but not limited to rubbers, thermoplastic elastomers, blends, composites, smart materials, eco-friendly materials, fillers, vulcanization systems, rheology, new approaches in testing, methodology, processing and fabrication techniques, 3D-printing, ageing and recycling.
Dr. Jan Kruzelak
Prof. Dr. Ivan Hudec
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- smart materials
- ecofriendly materials
- 3-D printing