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Activator from sugar cane as a green alternative to conventional vulcanization additives

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Zanchet, A. [1] ; de Sousa, F. D. B. [2] ; Crespo, J. S. [3] ; Scuracchio, C. H. [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Ctr Ensino Riograndense Cesurg, Rodovia Leonel de Moura Brizola BR 386, Sarandi, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Pelotas, Technol Dev Ctr, Rua Comes Carneiro 1, BR-96010610 Pelotas, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getulio Vargas 1130, BR-95070560 Caxias Do Sul, RS - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Mat Engn, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION; v. 174, p. 437-446, FEB 10 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Activators are essential additives in the production of industrially viable elastomeric compounds. However, zinc oxide, the most widely used along with stearic acid, produces environmental damage due to tire wear; as a consequence, the powdered compound is released into the environment. For this reason, there is an intense search for additives from renewable sources that are sustainable, cheaper and eco-friendly. This work brings about the use of a new material from sugar cane as an alternative activator in the vulcanization of natural rubber. Both the favorable results obtained and the considerable reduction of zinc content (74.4%) used in the compounds, with similar results compared to the standard sample, highlight the possibility of changing conventional activators such as zinc oxide to a green option from sugar cane. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/14844-3 - Production and characterization of elastomeric materials containing adittives obtained from renewable sources
Grantee:Carlos Henrique Scuracchio
Support type: Regular Research Grants