|Inorganic Fillers for Development of High Performance Elastomers
Asahikasei Chemicals Corporation General Manager Advanced Technology Development Department Laboratory of Plastics, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-city, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2009),82(2),61-66 General Review in Japanese
It is well known that carbon black has superior reinforcement effects on physical properties of vulcanizates. Inorganic fillers, such as silica, kaolin clay, and calcium carbonate, exhibit similar effects on physical properties of vulcanizates by surface treatment with silane coupling agents and addition of modified polymers. The properties of inorganic fillers and its surface treatment for development of high-performance and high-functional vulcanizates are reviewed in this paper.
Hard Clay, Soft Clay, Specific Surface Area