Influence of nanoclays on mechanical and barrier properties of hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber nanocomposites

R.M. Cadambi, E. Ghassemieh

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Abstract

In this research, two different methods have been investigated for optimising the preparation of hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber/clay nanocomposites. Commercially available organoclay (Cloisite 20A) has been considered for the preparation of rubber nanocomposites. A detailed analysis has been made to investigate the morphological structure and mechanical behaviour at room temperature and at elevated temperature. Also the influence of organoclays on permeability has been studied. Structural analysis indicates very good dispersion for a low loading of 5 parts per hundred (phr) amount of nanoclays. Significant improvements in mechanical properties have been observed with the addition of organoclays at both room and elevated temperatures. Even with the low level of addition of nanoclays, there was a remarkable reduction in permeability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalPlastics, Rubber And Composites: Macromolecular Engineering
Volume40
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2011

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