Effect of Environment on Bromobutyl Rubber–Steel Adhesion

Essi Sarlin, Ari Rosling, Mari Honkanen, Mari Lindgren, Mira Juutilainen, Minna Poikelispää, Paavo Laihonen, Minnamari Vippola, Jyrki Vuorinen

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Optimizing the maintenance cycles of rubber-lined components is of great importance. Especially for the industry sectors operating under demanding conditions, challenges in the lifetime evaluation of rubber linings may cause apparent premature failures. Thus, understanding the effect of environmental factors on the performance and durability of rubber linings, as well as on the weakest links of the structure in certain environments, is essential. The performances of bromobutyl rubber and rubber–steel interfaces after exposure to different environments, namely, high temperature (95 8C), moisture (95% relative humidity and immersion), and sulfuric acid (solution with 75 g/L of acid) were investigated. The weakest link of the rubber–metal structure and, consequently, the location of the fracture were mostly within the adhesive layer or at the primer–metal interface. However, the most degraded component of the adhesive system depends on the aging environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-444
Number of pages16
JournalRubber Chemistry and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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