Kinetic model of cure reaction and filler effect
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1982 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 27, Issue 9, pages 3265–3277, September 1982
How to Cite
Hsich, H. S.-Y. (1982), Kinetic model of cure reaction and filler effect. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 27: 3265–3277. doi: 10.1002/app.1982.070270907
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 FEB 1982
- Manuscript Received: 28 JAN 1982
A new kinetic model for cure reactios has been developed from the concept of nonequilibrium thermodynamic fluctuation theory in which a distribution function relaxation spectrum is used for explaining cure kinetics of polymer–filler systems. It is found that an increase in filler loading reduces the relaxation time but broadens the relaxation spectrum of the cure reaction. The model is used to explain the cure curves which are obtained both from the Monsanto Rheometer 100 and the Rheometric Mechanical Spectrometer. Not only can the model predict scorch time, cure time, and activation energy of the cure reaction, but it can also take into account polymer–filler interaction and predict physical and mechanical properties of polymer systems during cure.