Epoxidised Natural Rubber – A Substitute for Silane Coupling Agent in Safe Silica-Filled Natural Rubber Formulations

Epoxidised Natural Rubber – A Substitute for Silane¬†Coupling Agent in Safe Silica-Filled Natural Rubber Formulations Abstract- Natural rubber (NR) vulcanizates prepared using nonregulated nitrosamine generating accelerators such as tertiarybutyl benzothiazolesulfenamide (TBBS) and tetrabenzyl thiuramdisulfide (TBzTD) are reported to be safe and noncarcinogenic. The difficulties during processing of silica-filled NR compounds could be overcome by incorporating silane coupling agent to the silica-rubber mix to improve the […]

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