The Effects of Trans- Polyoctylene Rubber (TOR) as a Compatibilizer on The Properties of Epoxidized Natural Rubber/Recycled Silicone Catheter (ENR-25/rSC) Vulcanizate
1 Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology (CEGeoGTech), Faculty of Engineering Technology (FETech), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Level 1 Block S2, UniCITI Alam Campus, Sungai Chucuh, Padang Besar, 02100, Perlis, Malaysia.
2 School of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kompleks Pengajian Jejawi 3, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia.
3 School of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Pauh, 01000 kangar, Perlis, Malaysia.
4 Green Design and Manufacturing Research Group, Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology (CEGeo Tech), School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Perlis, Malaysia
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In this study, the influence of Trans- Polyoctylene Rubber (TOR) as a compatibilizer on the cure characteristics, tensile and physical properties of ENR-25/rSC vulcanizate were determined. Five different loading of TOR (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 phr) were prepared and added into the vulcanizate. Results indicated that the scorch time (t2) and cure time (t90) bacame shorter as TOR increased, while minimum torque (ML) and maximum torque (MH) increased. The incorporation of TOR with the vulcanizates enhanced the tensile strength (Ts), modulus (M100) crosslinking density and hardness values. However, the elongation at break percentage of compatibilized vulcanizates became lower than uncompatibilized vulcanizates.
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