Oil from tyre pyrolysis as a plasticizer in rubber compounds
Polimery 2019, No 7-8, 530
The paper presents the results of research on the possibility of using as plasticizers of rubber compounds the heavy fractions of pyrolytic oil obtained in the industrial process of pyrolysis of car tyres. The content of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the obtained pyrolytic plasticizers was determined. Compounds and vulcanizates of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) containing the above plasticizers as well as commercial petroleum derivatives’ plasticizers were prepared for comparative purposes. The basic properties of compounds and vulcanizates containing pyrolytic plasticizers were investigated. The research showed that one fraction of pyrolysis oil meet the requirements of the permitted content of PAHs. SBR blends and vulcanizates have similar properties as in the case of commercial plasticizers.