English Abstract

Rubber Materials with Thermo-expandable Microcapsule

Shigetsugu AKETA
Japan Fillite Co., Ltd., Osaka Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2021),94(10),350-353 General Review in Japanese

Expandable microcapsule is used as the foaming agent for rubber. It does not generate gas and not affect vulcanization. It must expand before the rubber is fully vulcanized. This foaming technique will contribute to a fine closed cell structure and a nice surface texture of rubber.

Keywords: Expandable Microcapsule, Expandable Microsphere, Foaming Agent for Rubber, Blowing Agent, Fine Closed Cell, Surface Texture of Rubber