A Study on Surface Treatment for Rubber Materials with Low Friction Factor

  • Li, Xiang-Xu (School of Energy, Material and Chemical Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education) ;
  • Cho, Ur Ryong (School of Energy, Material and Chemical Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education)
  • Received : 2015.12.07
  • Accepted : 2016.02.02
  • Published : 2016.03.31


Multi-Surface (MS) treatment is a new technique of surface treatment to reduce the static friction factor on the surface of rubber. MS treatments include 4 methods which names are MS-V (UV-irradiation on the rubber surface), MS-M (doing the chemical reaction with double bond of rubber), MS-Q (dilution of rubber surface by silicone surfactant), and MS-P (coating and heating of rubber surface). The experiment and test of every MS-treatment had been carried out using acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM), and chlorosulphonated rubber (CSM) as rubber materials. It had introduced the steps of every MS-treatment process and the result of the properties test. From the research, it was found that the best method was MS-V treatment because it suited all the samples and the effect was obviously.


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