On the friction and sliding wear of rubber/layered silicate nanocomposites

K. G. Gatos, K. Kameo, J. Karger-Kocsis

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The dry sliding and friction behaviors of organoclay modified hydrogenated nitrile (HNBR) and ethylene/propylene/ diene (EPDM) rubbers were studied using a pin (steel)-on-plate (rubber sheet) test configuration. It was found that the organoclay modification may improve or deteriorate the resistance to wear of rubbers. The resistance to wear was adversely affected by pronounced intercalation/exfoliation and two-dimensional alignment of the clay layers (i.e. normal to the moving pin). This result is in analogy with the directional dependence of the wear performance of fiber-reinforced composite laminates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalExpress Polymer Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Nanomaterials
  • Organoclay
  • Polymer composites
  • Rubber
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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