Styrene-butadiene rubbers are the most impotant elastomer material in polymer chemistry. It has specific properties and because of these properties, these materials are used in various kinds of engineering applications. In here, we will state these properties and applications of styrene-butadiene rubber.
As you understand from its name, styrene-butadiene rubber is the copolymer butadiene and styrene. It has the biggest market share around other elastomers, which is reaching up to 40% of total market share. Styrene-butadiene rubber is produced alternative to natural rubber in WW2 by Germans. The most attractive property of styrene-butadiene rubber is the low cost. It can be reinforced with vulcanization process with carbon black. With that process, styrene-butadiene rubber has similar properties with natural rubber.
Mechanical properties of styrene-butadiene rubber is lower than natural rubber. But wear resistance and resistance to heat, ozone and water is superior.
General applications that styrene-butadiene is used in are; automobile tyres, wire insulation and footwear.
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