Chapter 18. Barrier Properties of Rubber Nanocomposites

  1. Dr Sabu Thomas BSc, B.Tech, Ph.D, MPhil Professor Director senior visiting fellow fellow member reviewer3 and
  2. Dr Ranimol Stephen Ph.D technologist Post Doctoral Fellow4
  1. Changwoon Nah1 and
  2. M. Abdul Kader2

Published Online: 27 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823477.ch18

Rubber Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

Rubber Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Nah, C. and Kader, M. A. (2010) Barrier Properties of Rubber Nanocomposites, in Rubber Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (eds S. Thomas and R. Stephen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823477.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  2. 4

    Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Polymer-Nano Science and Technology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Republic of Korea

  2. 2

    Department of Polymer Technology, B.S.A. Crescent Engineering College, Chennai 600 048, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823453

Online ISBN: 9780470823477



  • barrier property;
  • nanofillers;
  • nanocomposites


One of the unique characteristics of rubber nanocomposites is the barrier performance. Some important rubber engineering products used in high performance applications, for example, tire inner-tubes, air springs and cure bladders, etc. demand a high barrier to gas permeation. The barrier property depends on not only the nature of rubber structure but also the type of additive such as nanofillers. For this purpose, the uniform dispersion of the nanofillers is a key controlling factor for maximizing the effect on the barrier property. This chapter will review the recent advances in this area focusing on the theoretical, experimental achievements along with possible applications.