Bonding of EPDM to stainless steel by using water-soluble polymers

C.P.J. van der Aar, L. van der Does, J.W.M. Noordermeer, A. Bantjes, F. Roseboom, A. Albers

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    In this paper a new aqueous bonding system is described for the adhesion of EPDM-rubber to stainless steel, Water-soluble polymeric coupling agents are proposed, obtained by chemical modification of poly(acrylic acid). The synthesis of the water-soluble polymers and their characterisation and testing with the ISO-5600 standard test are discussed, An autoclave test at 135 degrees C in a 50/50 % water-glycol mixture was performed with stainless steel-EPDM joints. By using a coupling agent with carboxylic acid, hydroxamic acid and allylglycidyl ether groups the joints can successfully withstand the autoclave test for 22 h.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)176-181
    Number of pages5
    JournalKautschuk und Gummi, Kunststoffe
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


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