Influence of Selected Silica Fillers on the Properties of Vulcanised Rubber Blends

  • W. M. Rzymski
  • A. Smejda-Krzewicka
  • J. Rogoża
  • A. Ochenduszko
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 247)


It has been found that the use of selected precipitated silica fillers (80 phr; BET surface 130–235 m2/g) in SBR–BR blends (3:1 by weight) containing coupling agent (CA in the amount of 6.4 phr) and thermomechanical treatment (TMT) at selected temperature (up to 160 °C) of the rubber–silica filler–CA premixes leads to cured compounds showing increased ice and wet grip (IG, WG), and acceptable rolling (RR) and abrasion resistance (AR) as well. Better results (IG, WG, AR) were obtained using in chain with ester groups-functionalised styrene–butadiene rubber (CF-SBR) instead of standard SBR. The best results were found using silica filler having BET surface of 130–160 m2/g.



The investigations presented in this paper were done in cooperation with the Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology of Lodz University of Technology and the company SYNTHOS S.A., with special thanks to SYNTHOS S.A. for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Rzymski
    • 1
  • A. Smejda-Krzewicka
    • 1
  • J. Rogoża
    • 2
  • A. Ochenduszko
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer and Dye TechnologyŁódź University of TechnologyŁódźPoland
  2. 2.Synthos S.A.OświęcimPoland

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