Effect of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes on the Abrasion Properties of NR/SBR Blend

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Ronak Vaghani1, Michael Shone1, Artee Panwar, Ph.D.1, Weilin Peng2, Henning Richter3, Carol F. Barry1 and Joey L. Mead1, (1)University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, (2)Vibram USA Inc., Boston, MA, (3)Nano-C, Westwood, MA
The use of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) as a reinforcement in rubber nano composites draws a great deal of attention nowadays. Rubber used in this study was NR/SBR blend and was incorporated with SWCNT as nano filler. The influence of SWCNT nanofiller on wear properties (abrasion resistance) of the produced nanocomposite was studied. The nanocomposite were prepared by using brabender internal mixer with 0, 5, 10 and 15 parts per hundred loading of SWCNT in the rubber. The abrasion resistance was tested with DIN tester and the results were analyzed.