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Optimization of the process of mixture of natural rubber latex with synthetic rubber latex in order to obtain polymers blends

Grant number: 12/13913-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Aldo Eloizo Job
Grantee:Murilo Henrique Mendes Dias
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


In this research project is proposed to optimize the process of obtaining blends using natural rubber (NR) latex rubber (Hevea clone Brasilienses), with the insertion of Synthetic Rubber "Stirene-Butadiene-Rubber (SBR)," polymerizing inorganic sources such as monomers of isoprene, butadiene and styrene using the liquid phases of the components. The blends are obtained by the method of casting as desired membrane thickness. The process is done manually in different proportions of the constituents being done prior thermogravimetric study of all the latex in order to determine the percentage of dry rubber present in the liquid then is inserted into the liquid solution of the mixture adding coagulation agents after, drying is performed in an oven at different concentrations by weight, times and temperatures. The studies of characterization of the blends are made and compared to those found commercially, using the techniques of scanning calorimetry (DSC, TGA, DMA and TG / FT-IR) spectroscopy, infrared (FT-IR) and micro-Raman mechanical tests (tensile strength, abrasion, penetration and water vapor, bending), microscopy (ESEM and OM), rheometric analysis, viscosity, rheometric torque and hardness shore A. What to expect with this new process to produce the blend BN / SBR is the optimization of processes in the clothing industry for their products. (AU)

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