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Use of short fibers as a filler in rubber compounds

Natalia Meissner
  • Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology
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Published Online: 2013-06-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10304-012-0025-5


In this work, composites made from styrene-butadiene rubber and short fibers were prepared by mixing and investigated. The influence on the vulcanization process and tensile strength properties has been studied and compared with compounds filled with carbon black. The presence of fibers gave shorter curing time and led to a slight increase in tensile strength but decreased the elongation at break of the compound.

Keywords: Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); fibers; composites; reinforcement; mechanical properties

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Published Online: 2013-06-27

Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 40–43, ISSN (Print) 1470-9589, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10304-012-0025-5.

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