- Volume 9 Issue 1
The characteristics of IR and IR blended elastomers, for footwear by means of blending with NR and SBR, have been studied. The results obtained were as follows: 1. The mastication of IR was almost not required, where as NR and SBR are necessary. Therefore mixing time was much reduced because of speedy filler feeding. 2. Disadvantage of low Mooney viscosity was covered by blending with NR and SBR, and by loading filler. Superior flow property in comparison to other polymers was worthy and valuable in providing formulas for mould flow, 3. The elongation property of green stocks and vulcanizates was shown smooth surface for extruded and calendered stocks, and facilitated fabrication processes. 4. Because of slow vulcanization, IR is required to control vulcanization time by adding proper accelerators. This property, in turn, made possible to improve the storing stability of green stocks by controlling scorch time.