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Preparation and characterization of blends of PP with recycled and devulcanized EPDM

Grant number: 06/01263-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2006
Effective date (End): February 28, 2007
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Carlos Henrique Scuracchio
Grantee:Dante Antonucci Dornelas
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química de Lorena (FAENQUIL). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). Lorena , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The project objective is the development of PP/EPDM blend, using a recycled EPDM from autoparts industry rejects. The rubber will be devulcanized by microwaves and, subsequently, extruded with PP, during which dynamic vulcanization of the rubber will be done. The resulting material will be characterized in terms of its composition and its mecanic, chemical and thermal resistance, seeking a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) that must combine thermoplastic processing facilities with elastomer mechanical properties. (AU)