Sliding friction and wear of "nanomodified" and coated rubbers

József Karger-Kocsis, Dávid Felhos

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This chapter gives a brief survey on the dry sliding wear performance of rubbers with and without coatings that contain novel "micro- and nanofillers". In addition, concepts for the rubber "nanostructuring" were introduced and preliminary results on the sliding wear characteristics of such nanostructured systems were reported.Incorporation of micronized powders of poly(ether ether ketone) and poly(tetrafluoro ethylene) did not improve the resistance to wear due to lack of adhesion to the rubber matrix. Carbon nanofibers, nanotubes and layered graphite proved to be more efficient tribological "nanoadditives" than organoclays. "Nanostructuring" by creation of interpenetrating network-like structures is a promising method to tailor the tribological performance of the related rubber-based hybrids. It was also underlined that the dry friction and wear characteristics of nanoreinforced and nanostructured rubbers strongly depend on the type and testing conditions of the related tribotests. Based on the actual research activities some future trends for the development of rubbers with improved resistance to sliding wear were deduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites
Subtitle of host publicationFriction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9780444594556
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Coefficient of friction (COF)
  • Dry sliding
  • Fretting wear
  • Multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT)
  • Nanofiller
  • Organoclay
  • Pin-on-plate configuration (POP)
  • Ring-on-plate configuration (ROP)
  • Rubbers
  • Thermoplastic rubber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Karger-Kocsis, J., & Felhos, D. (2013). Sliding friction and wear of "nanomodified" and coated rubbers. In Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites: Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings: Second Edition (pp. 437-465). Elsevier Inc..