versão impressa ISSN 0104-1428
ALCANTARA, Adriana F. de; NUNES, Regina Célia R. e VISCONTE, Leila L. Y.. BR/SBR blends: mechanical properties as a function of the preparation mode. Polímeros [online]. 2004, vol.14, n.4, pp. 279-282. ISSN 0104-1428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-14282004000400015.
Rubber blends are frequently prepared to give a balance of the desired properties and, in some cases, reduction of cost as well. Elastomeric mixtures are usually multiphase systems and the dispersion of the additives may not be uniform throughout the phases. In this work, polybutadiene rubber (BR) was mixed with polybutadiene-styrene rubber (SBR) in a 50:50 w/w ratio. The compositions were prepared in a two-roll mill, according to ASTM D3182, and the incorporation of the ingredients was carried out according to four different modes. After the determination of the rheometric properties and the vulcanization of the compounds, mechanical properties were evaluated according to specific ASTM procedures. The results show that the mechanical properties may be altered by changing the procedure to prepare a given formulation. In the case of BR/SBR mixtures, the properties were found to be intermediate to the values presented by the compositions with the separate rubbers.
Palavras-chave : Elastomer blends; mechanical properties; BR; SBR.