Effect of Cyclic Butylene Terephthalate Oligomer on the Properties of Styrene-Butadiene and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubbers
In this work the effect of cyclic butylene terephthalate (CBT) was studied on the curing, rheological, morphological and mechanical properties of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), oil extended styrene butadiene rubber (oSBR), acrylonitrile butadiene rubbers (NBR) with various acrylonitrile (AN) content and a carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (XNBR). The effect of CBT on the oil resistance of the NBR and XNBR based compounds was also investigated. Viscosities of the uncured compounds were significantly decreased by CBT and it also acted as a semi-active filler, effectively reinforcing the tested rubbers, therefore it is suggested to be a bifunctional additive for tested rubbers. CBT also showed to have a positive effect on the oil resistance of NBR compounds.