Mechanical Behaviour of H2so4 Treated Tire Rubber- HDPE Composites
Recycled tire particles are used to make a HDPE- recycled rubber composite. rubber particles either treated or
untreated are used . The chemical treatment for rubber particles by H2SO4 is essential to increase the adhesion between the
polymer and rubber particles. Mechanical properties, Bending strength, toughness, Young’s modulus and impact strength,
are studied to evaluate the effect of rubber particle weight percentage and also the effect of rubber treatment on the
properties of the composite. SEM is used to justify the results achieved from the mechanical testing.
Keywords— Recycled tire rubber; impact strength-HDPE composite;H2SO4 treatment; SEM-Bending test.