Zurina, M. and Ismail, H. and Ratnam, C. T. (2008) The effect of HVA-2 on properties of irradiated epoxidized natural rubber (ENR-50), ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), and ENR-50/EVA blend. Polymer Testing, 27 (4). pp. 480-490. ISSN 0142-9418
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ENR-50, EVA, and ENR-50/EVA blend (50/50) containing N,N'-m-phenylene dimaleimide (HVA-2) were prepared by a melt blending process. The samples were irradiated using a 3.0 MeV electron beam machine with doses ranging from 20 to 100 kGy. The influence of a coagent (HAV-2) on the properties of irradiated ENR-50, EVA, and ENR-50/EVA blend was investigated. HVA-2 was found to be more effective in enhancing the irradiation-induced crosslinking in the ENR-50 phase than in EVA. The tensile properties of irradiated ENR-50/EVA blend were improved by the addition of HVA-2. The results of dynamic mechanical analysis revealed that HVA-2 enhances the irradiation-induced crosslinking in ENR-50/EVA blend and also improved the compatibility of the blend.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||electron beam irradiation, ENR, EVA, polymer blend, irradiation-induced crosslink, ENR/EVA blend|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)|
|Deposited By:||Liza Porijo|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2011 01:11|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2011 01:11|
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