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CHAPTER 24

Application of Natural Rubber Based Blends and IPNs in Tyre Engineering and other Fields

This chapter deals with different applications of natural rubber based blends and IPNs mainly in the automotive industry but also in other fields. First a brief description of the physical and mechanical properties of natural rubber, as well as principles of rubber compounding, will be briefly addressed. Subsequently, as the global natural rubber consumption is split among tyres, automotive mechanical products, seismic isolation bearings, membrane technology, and miscellaneous applications such as retreading of tyres, improvement of plastic properties, etc., the application of natural rubber blends and IPNs in nearly each of which will concisely be presented.

Print publication date: 05 Dec 2013
Copyright year: 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-610-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-764-7
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series