Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016, Page: 6-11
Swelling and Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate Filled with Leather Wastes (Buffing Dust) and Its Modeling
Michael Ifeanyichukwu Ugbaja, Department of Polymer Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria, Nigeria
Francis Ngozichi Onuoha, Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Uche Ibeneme, Department of Polymer Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria, Nigeria
Maryann Ifeoma Uzochukwu, Department of Polymer Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria, Nigeria
Henry Opara, Department of Polymer Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria, Nigeria
Isaac Ndubuisi Mbada, Department of Transport Centre, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 1, 2016;       Accepted: May 17, 2016;       Published: Aug. 4, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajasr.20160202.11      View  3330      Downloads  95
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. Polymer composites based on leather wastes as fillers are reported to be useful for many applications such as in construction materials, automobile interior moldings, heat and sound insulating boards, shoe soles, flooring materials and moldings with good anti-static properties, air permeability, and good appearances.
Keywords
Leather Waste (Buffing Dust), Natural Rubber, Swelling, Mechanical, Polymer Composites, Modeling, Vulcanizate
To cite this article
Michael Ifeanyichukwu Ugbaja, Francis Ngozichi Onuoha, Uche Ibeneme, Maryann Ifeoma Uzochukwu, Henry Opara, Isaac Ndubuisi Mbada, Swelling and Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate Filled with Leather Wastes (Buffing Dust) and Its Modeling, American Journal of Applied Scientific Research. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016, pp. 6-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajasr.20160202.11
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