Comparison of mechanical and electrical characteristics of various polymers blended with ground tire rubber (GTR) and applications
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The massive manufacture of tires and the di culty of reducing the stocks of used tires is a serious environmental problem. There are several methods used for recycling wasted tires, one of which is mechanical crushing, in which vulcanized rubber is separated from steel and fibers, resulting in a ground tire rubber (GTR). This can be used in applications such as insulation for footwear work. The aim of the present investigation is to evaluate the use of the GTR when it is mixed with several types of polymer matrix by means of measuring its dielectric and mechanical properties of the resulting composites (polymer + GTR). The analysis is carried out using seven polymeric matrices mixed with di erent GTR concentrations. With the present study, it is intended to propose a way to reuse the tires out of use as an industrial work footwear insulation, by demonstrating the feasibility of the properties analyzed
CitationMarín, M. [et al.]. Comparison of mechanical and electrical characteristics of various polymers blended with ground tire rubber (GTR) and applications. "Applied sciences", 15 Abril 2019, vol. 9, núm. 8, p. 1564-1-1564-15.