A New Modifier for Silica in Reinforcing SBR Elastomers for the Tyre Industry

@inproceedings{Bertora2011ANM,
  title={A New Modifier for Silica in Reinforcing SBR Elastomers for the Tyre Industry},
  author={Alessandro Bertora and Maila Castellano and Enrico Marsano and Matteo Alessi and Lucia Conzatti and Paola Stagnaro and Giovanna Colucci and Aldo Priola and Antonio Turturro},
  year={2011}
}
A new alkoxysilane was used to reduce the hydrophilic character of the silica used in reinforcing styrene/butadiene elastomers for the tyre industry. The surface properties of silica modified with 17 wt.-% of this silane were estimated by inverse GC. A clear change from hydrophilic to hydrophobic character was observed. Styrene/butadiene copolymers loaded with modified silicas were characterized using vulcanization tests, stress/strain measurements and morphological analysis. The best tensile… CONTINUE READING