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ISRN Chemical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 212567, 6 pages
Research Article

A Study on the Adhesion of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber with Red Kaolinite on Aluminum Surface

1Materials Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Kufa University, Najaf, Iraq
2Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Received 9 October 2013; Accepted 28 October 2013; Published 19 January 2014

Academic Editors: G. Bayramoglu and M. E. R. Shanahan

Copyright © 2014 I. M. Alwaan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The shear stress, strain, and modulus of styrene-butadiene rubber adhesive with and without kaolinite additive were studied on the aluminum surfaces to know the convenience of it in aluminum industries. The adhesives were cured at temperature of 200°C for different curing times (10, 30, 40, and 50 min) with and without 50 wt% kaolinite additives. The result found was good adhesion for styrene butadiene rubber adhesive without kaolinite additive and very poor adhesion with kaolinite additive. It was found that the maximum shear stress of adhesive without kaolinite additive was 2.3 kN/m2 with elongation of 0.23% and modulus of 100 kN/m2 at curing temperature of 200°C for period of time of 40 min. From images of adhesives after breaking of samples, the adhesive without additives failed because both adhesion and the cohesive energies of adhesive were failure; meanwhile, the failure of adhesive with kaolinite additive was due to failure in cohesive energy only.