NEW RUBBER COMPOUNDS WITH ALTERNATIVE FILLERS – PREPARATION AND PROPERTIES
The paper deals with a preparation of new rubber compounds with content of alternative additives based on two kinds of industrial wastes – first from glass production and second from energetics. Named alternative fillers were used as a substitution of commonly used fillers – carbon black and silica for the new rubber compounds preparation. Rheology, cure characteristics as well as hardness and rebound resilience of vulcanizates, which are important parameters for their industrial application, have been studied in the new prepared elastomer materials. The samples of vulcanizates prepared with the addition of alternative fillers showed improvement in properties, namely high rebound resilience and low rolling resistance as well as optimum hardness values, which are important parameters for applications in automotive. Moreover, used raw material substitution can also bring significant environmental and economic effects.
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