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Abstract: Presently, converting waste into reusable materials is a high priority among researchers. This study presents the idea of recycling the natural rubber (NR) from latex condom waste, for its use as a potential filler in styrene butadine rubber (SBR). To properly understand the SBR material ratio aspect, thermal behaviour monitoring, such as thermal conductivity measurements using the Transient Plane Source method, was performed. A linear increase in thermal conductivity of the SBR composite with temperature is present, up to a threshold, at which point any further temperature increase causes a decrease in thermal conductivity.

Reference: European Polymer Journal, 35, 9, (1999) 1687-1693

DOI: 10.1016/S0014-3057(98)00247-X