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Published on January 1, 2005

Improving Oxidative and Thermal Stability of Polymeric Systems Through the Incorporation of Synergists in Antioxidant Emulsions

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This Report has been authored by:Greg Addington at Tiarco Chemical Inc. #with# Mark A. Sellers at Tiarco Chemical Inc.

Primary antioxidant emulsions, predominantly consisting of phenolics, have been widely used to improve the degradation of polymeric systems. These emulsions can be successfully improved through the incorporation of synergists with the primary antioxidant. This paper will be a practical approach to showing the improved efficacy of these types of antioxidant emulsions in various types of polymers. The following polymers will be evaluated using antioxidant emulsions containing a synergist. 1. SBR Latex 2. Polychloroprene latex 3. Nitrile latex 4. Natural latex Physical properties will be measured to show the retarding of degradation by the synergist containing antioxidant emulsions.