versão impressa ISSN 0104-1428
ESCOCIO, Viviane A. et al. Influence of mica on mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of natural rubber compositions. Polímeros [online]. 2003, vol.13, n.2, pp. 130-134. ISSN 0104-1428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-14282003000200012.
In this work the influence of mica on the mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of vulcanized natural rubber compositions was studied. The crosslinking density of the compositions was also determined. The data were compared to those of the unfilled composition. The results indicate an increase in modulus, hardness, crosslinking density and compression set as well as a decrease in resilience and abrasion resistance for the natural rubber compositions with increasing mica contents. The best performance for tear strength and stress at break was achieved with 30 phr of mica. The dynamic mechanical behavior of the compositions (DMTA) is in agreement with their mechanical properties.
Palavras-chave : Natural rubber; mica; physical mechanical properties; dynamic mechanical properties.