Journal of Rubber Research

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 194–208 | Cite as

Hybrid NBR/Chitosan/Nano-Silanised Silica Based Green Rubber Products

  • Y. Q. GillEmail author
  • F. Saeed
  • M. S. Irfan
  • H. Ehsan
  • A. Shakoor


In the present study hybrid NBR/chitosan/nano-silanised silica blends were prepared by melt blending for utilisation of chitosan (the second most abundant biopolymer) in development of green rubber products. The non-reinforcing nature of chitosan was improved by addition of nano-silanised silica. The effect of nano-silanised silica loading on crosslink density, tensile properties, surface hardness, tear strength, abrasion resistance and morphology of blends was studied. Improvement in both mechanical and morphological properties of NBR-chitosan blends was observed upon addition of nano-silanised silica. FTIR analysis was also carried out to study the interaction between rubber phase and chitosan as a result of compatibilisation by nano-silanised silica.


Biopolymer chitosan silanised silica compatibilisation automotive green rubber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Q. Gill
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Saeed
    • 1
  • M. S. Irfan
    • 1
  • H. Ehsan
    • 1
  • A. Shakoor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Polymer and Process EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyPeshawarPakistan

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