Although extensive research in the area of the plastic composites reinforcing the natural fibers has been conducted, there are just a few studies in the use of the natural fibers to reinforce TPNR composites.
TPNR was prepared via melt blending ofNR/HDPE ratios of 60/40 (R60/P40), 50/50 (R50/P50), 40/60 (R40/P60), and 30/70 (R30/P70) in a corotating twin-screw extruder (Model CTE-D25L40 from Chareon Tut Co.
TPNR/RWS composites were compounded using the same twin-screw extruder and parameters as with the preparation of the TPNR matrix.
To improve the strength and modulus of TPNR, a strong fiber with good interaction with the TPNR is introduced as a reinforcing agent.
In this article, the effect of PBO loadings and partial replacement of clay on the mechanical, morphological, and dynamic mechanical properties were studied in a TPNR matrix.
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The work on thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR) has been carried out by various workers (refs.
The soft grades of TPNR blends, which can be classified as thermoplastic elastomers, have hardnesses in the range of 55 to 80 Shore A.
12) that TPNR differs from other dynamically vulcanized blends in having a continuous NR phase.
TABLE : Table 3 - typical properties of TPNR thermoplastic elastomers
In this work, an attempt was made to prepare dynamically cured TPNRs
based on blends of ENR and HDPE via a dynamic vulcanization process.