Thermal Characterization of an EPDM/IIR Rubber Blend using TG/DTG Anylsis

TG/DTG 방법에 의한 EPDM/IIR 고무 블렌드의 열분석

  • Ahn, Won-Sool (Department of Chemical Engineering, Keimyung University)
  • 안원술 (계명대학교 공과대학 화학공학과)
  • Published : 2007.03.31

Abstract

Thermal Characterization of an EPDM/IIR rubber blend was performed using TG/DTG analysis. While TGA thermograms of a virgin EPDM and IIR showed their own characteristic thermal decomposition curves, that of an EPDM/IIR blend sample showed a characteristic curve, exhibiting both decomposition characteristics of EPDM and IIR. This finding was more clarified from DTG analysis obtained by differentiation of TGA thermograms, being exhibited as two distinct shifted-peaks. Degrees of peak-shift (${\Delta}T$) compared to their original positions were $+25\;^{\circ}C$ for IIR and $-15\;^{\circ}C$ for EPDM, respectively. From these facts, thermal stability of EPDM is considered comparatively better than IIR, and moreover, it can be an evidence for the characteristics of a partial compatibility between EPDM and IIR. It is noteworthy that, if we prepare in advance a calibration curve for the composition about EPDM/IIR blend, it may be possible to analyze quantitatively an EPDM/IIR blend, using comparatively simple TGA experiments as in the present work.

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