Enhancing the physico-mechanical properties of irradiated rubber/waste plastic blend via incorporation of different fillers for industrial applications

Maysa A. Mohamed 1 , Mai. M. EL-Zayat 1 , Nawal A. Shaltout 1 ,  and Ahmed. A. EL-Miligy 1
  • 1 Radiation Chemistry Department, National Center for Radiation Research and Technology, P.N.13759, Nasr City, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt
Maysa A. Mohamed
  • Radiation Chemistry Department, National Center for Radiation Research and Technology, P.N.13759, Nasr City, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt
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Abstract

The effect of gamma radiation on the physico-mechanical properties of ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber/styrene butadiene rubber/waste high density polyethylene blend EPDM/SBR/wHDPE (50/50/30) blend reinforced with different types of fillers 10 phr (part per 100 part of rubber, by weight) of HAF-carbon black, Hisil, and prepared modified organo-montmorillonite (OMMT) clay was investigated. The results obtained showed that the organo-montmorillonite (OMMT) clay is the most effective filler for enhancing the physico-mechanical properties of EPDM/SBR/wHDPE vulcanized composites. Scanning electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis characteristics were also, studied.

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