Can someone provide the formulation of a NR compound, with hardness= 40-45 ShA and 14 MPa Tensile strength? I need the compound with a high viscosity. Other compounds of this type, with low viscosity, originate a lot of dirt in our molds. And, I need a fast acceleration.
The formulation that follows should meet ASTM D2000 callout M4AA414 A13 B14. Quantities are given in phr.
- SMR10 100.00
- N330 1.00 (yes, just 1.00phr)
- Whiting 50.00
- Process oil 10.00
- Zinc oxide 3.50
- Stearic acid 1.00
- Flectol H (TMQ) 1.00
- Sulphur 1.50
- MBTS 1.50
- TMTD 0.15
Mooney viscosity = 60.
Curing test specimens at 150°C for 20mins should give you the following properties:
Tensile = 17.5MPa, EB = 660%, Shore A = 42°, Compression set (1 day at 70°C) = 11%.
Could the “dirt” be nothing more than mould fouling? This will always occur with ZnO/sulphur systems. The literature shows that most fouling is caused by a build up of zinc sulphide.
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