Thermal properties of crosslinked blends chlorosulfonated polyethylene
and styrene-butadiene rubber
The results of investigations of thermal properties of chlorosulfonated polyethylene CSM24 or CSM43 with styrene-butadiene rubber SBR crosslinked blends are presented. The blends were crosslinked at temp. 160°C in the presence of zinc oxide (ZnO) or nano- zinc oxide (nZnO). Thermal curves (DSC, TG) obtained in an inert gas atmosphere were interpreted from the points of view of phase transitions and accompanying chemical reactions carried out with polymer blends' components (Fig. 1-5). A good comiscibility of CSM and SBR, resulting from the formation of nonconventional inter-elastomer network during the crosslinking process, has been found. The results showed clear effect of chlorine content in CSM on the value of glass transition temperature of the crosslinked blend (Table 1). It was stated that CSM/SBR blends in the presence of nZnO undergo two-stage thermal crosslinking and keep their elastic properties in wider temperature range.
Key words: chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), thermal analysis, thermal curves, thermal properties
G. Janowska, A. Kucharska, J. Kawałek, W. M. Rzymski
Thermal properties of crosslinked blends chlorosulfonated polyethylene and styrene-butadiene rubber