Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 3375–3384 | Cite as

Scanning electron microscopy studies on failure of filled polychloroprene

  • D. K. Setua
  • S. K. De


Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies of the effect of particulate fillers (silica and carbon black) and short fibres (silk) on the fracture surface morphology of polychloroprene vulcanizates failed under tension, tear, abrasion and flexing have been made. It has been observed that the type of failure testing and the nature of the filler cause drastic changes in the fractographs. An attempt has been made to correlate these changes with the strength of polychloroprene vulcanizates.


Fracture Surface Scanning Electron Micrograph Short Fibre Silk Fibre Rubber Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Setua
    • 1
  • S. K. De
    • 1
  1. 1.Rubber Technology CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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