Relative Importance of Various Factors Influencing Performance of Short-cut Aramid-fibres Reinforced Elastomers

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Abstract

Short-cut fibres are embedded into rubbers to raise mechanical properties, in particular the E-modulus, often in an anisotropic manner. In order to obtain optimal performance of short-fibres in elastomers, there are many governing factors which need special control:
- the interaction/coupling of the fibres to the matrix polymer;
- proper dispersion of the fibres, without fibre clusters;
- orientation of the short fibres to provoke anisotropy, whenever needed.
The relative importance of the many factors involved in short-cut aramid-fibre reinforced styrene-butadiene rubber: amount of fibres, processing parameters during mixing, fibre orientation and fibre-matrix interaction on curing behaviour and mechanical properties are quantified.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017
Event2017 ITEC In Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance - Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference2017 ITEC In Focus
CountryUnited States
CityCuyahoga Falls
Period13/09/1714/09/17

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