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Properties comparison of two products used for skating rink based on ehtylene-propylene-dien rubber

By Jana Kostková


This master thesis deals with characterization of two black and white products based on ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) used for skating rink. Products marked with A and are different in their diameter of circular tubes trough which cooling medium passes and also in the distance of these tubes. Both of materials were characterized in order to determine whether it is the EPDM and how are they different. The characterization methods were used: differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, tensile test, swelling test, thermooxidative test. The composition of both materials, including fillers and others additives is almost the same but difference is in structure of EPDM and probably also in interaction with fillers, what exhibits different mechanical properties, thermooxidative stability and thermal capacity. These differences which have been found are essential for long-term use properties of both materials

Topics: EPDM; heat capacity; tensile test; thermooxidative stability; DSC; EDS; ATR-FTIR; TGA; the swelling test
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta chemická
Year: 2015
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