Mechanical and electrical properties of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber filled with crosslinked
polystyrene prepared by emulsion polymerization (in English)
Polimery 2015, No 1, 33
In the present work, we have studied the effects of mixed emulsifier systems, sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS — as anionic surfactant) and poly(oxyethylene) nonylphenyl ether (NP-30 — as non-ionic surfactant), on the emulsion polymerization of styrene. The crosslinked, monodispersed polystyrene (PS) particles were synthesized with a variable divinylbenzene (DVB) concentration as cross-linking agent. The crosslinked polystyrene was incorporated into acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR). The mechanical and electrical properties were determined using carbon black as a conductive filler and silica as non conductive filler.