American Journal of Applied Scientific Research

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016

  • Swelling and Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate Filled with Leather Wastes (Buffing Dust) and Its Modeling

    Michael Ifeanyichukwu Ugbaja, Francis Ngozichi Onuoha, Uche Ibeneme, Maryann Ifeoma Uzochukwu, Henry Opara, Isaac Ndubuisi Mbada

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: 1 April 2016
    Accepted: 17 May 2016
    Published: 4 August 2016
    Abstract: The swelling and mechanical behavior of untreated leather waste particles (buffing dust, BD) in natural rubber have been studied. Mechanical and swelling properties of the natural rubber (NR) composites containing the buffing dust have been discussed. The properties of the composites were found to increase with the increase in filler loading. Polym... Show More