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Advances in Elastomers: Their Composites and Nanocomposites: State of Art, New Challenges and Opportunities

  • P. Deepalekshmi
  • P. M. VisakhEmail author
  • Aji. P. Mathew
  • Arup K. Chandra
  • Sabu Thomas
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 12)

Abstract

The field of elastomers, their composites and nanocomposites has gained a lot of interest in recent years. These composite materials have great significance both from the fundamental and application point of view. Since this field is growing at a faster rate, it is always necessary to address the structure, properties and applicability of such materials. The present chapter gives a brief account on various elastomer systems, their composites and nanocomposites. Various topics such as elastomer based macrocomposites, nanocomposites, interphase modification, compatiblisation of rubber based nanocomposites, fully green elastomer nanocomposites, elastomeric micro and nanocomposites for tyre applications, elastomer based bionanocomposites, bio-medical applications of elastomeric composites and nanocomposites have been very briefly discussed. Finally the applications, new challenges and opportunities of these composites and nanocomposites are also discussed.

Keywords

Polylactic Acid Natural Rubber Maleic Anhydride Filler Particle Styrene Butadiene Rubber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Deepalekshmi
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. M. Visakh
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Aji. P. Mathew
    • 3
  • Arup K. Chandra
    • 4
  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia
  3. 3.Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering Division of Wood and Bionanocomposites LuleåUniversity of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  4. 4.R&D CentreApollo Tyres Ltd.VadodaraIndia

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