Elastomer Macrocomposites

  • N. K. AnifantisEmail author
  • S. K. Georgantzinos
  • G. I. Giannopoulos
  • P. A. Kakavas
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 12)


This chapter summarizes many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of elastomer macrocomposites. Firstly, it explains the compounds that exist in elastomeric matrices as well as the types of filler used in order to reinforce them. Then, the various recent attempts reported on advances of elastomer based macrocomposites are discussed. In addition, an analytical description in their manufacturing techniques and processes is comprehensively reported. Moreover, the techniques used to structurally and mechanically characterize the elastomeric macrocomposites are covered. Their usage in commercial applications is described as a final point.


Carbon Black Injection Molding Natural Rubber Styrene Butadiene Rubber Epoxidized Natural Rubber 
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  • N. K. Anifantis
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    Email author
  • S. K. Georgantzinos
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  • G. I. Giannopoulos
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  • P. A. Kakavas
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  1. 1.Machine Design Laboratory, Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering DepartmentUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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