Influence of thermal aging on the properties of EPDM/silicone rubber blends

Yu Kyoung Chung, Sung Goo Lee, Rae Cho Bong, Kil Yeong Choi

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EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)/silicone rubber blends were prepared and the influence of a compatibilizer and thermal aging on the properties of the blends was investigated. The blends of which the compositions were varied in the range of 90/10 through 10/90 wt% were melt mixed by using a Brabender Plasticoder (internal mixer) and were vulcanized by a hot press. The morphology of the vulcanized EPDM/SR blends was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). After the thermal Aging for 24, 48, 96 hrs at 100°C in an air oven, hardness, tensile strength, elongation and contact angle of the blends were investigated. From the result of the morphology, it was confirmed that the domain size of the blends containing the compatibilizer was reduced. As the increase of the thermal aging time, hardness and tensile strength of the blends decreased but elongation and contact angle increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar


  • Compatibilizer
  • EPDM
  • MAH-g-EPDM
  • Silicone rubber
  • Thermal aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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