Get access

Mechanical properties and reinforcement mechanisms of hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber composites containing fibrillar silicate nanofibers and short aramid microfibers

Authors

  • Ming Tian,

    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers (Ministry of Education), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Beijing City on the Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Lili Su,

    1. Key Laboratory of Beijing City on the Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Weiting Cai,

    1. Key Laboratory of Beijing City on the Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Shi Yin,

    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers (Ministry of Education), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Qi Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Beijing City on the Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    2. Department of Chemistry, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Hao Fong,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
    • Department of Chemistry, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Liqun Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers (Ministry of Education), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Beijing City on the Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    • Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers (Ministry of Education), Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

Short-fiber-reinforced rubber composites (SFRCs) with hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) as the matrix and fibrillar silicate (FS) nanofibers and short aramid microfibers (DCAFs) as the fillers were developed, and their tensile properties, compression moduli, and mechanical anisotropies were investigated. The results indicated that the properties of the HNBR/DCAF/FS composites were determined by the loadings of the FS nanofibers and DCAF microfibers. A small amount of the microfibers combined with an appropriate amount of the nanofibers resulted in synergetic reinforcement and imparted to the SFRCs significantly improved mechanical properties without substantially compromising the rubbery characteristics. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

Ancillary