Why is zinc oxide used in rubber?


Mar 2, 2023

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Zink oxide An oxide of zinc. Water insoluble, acids and strong base soluble. Zinc oxide, an important chemical additive, is commonly used for the manufacture of silicate products, plastics, rubbers, paints and ointments as well as adhesives, adhesives. Food, flame retardants, batteries, chemicals, etc. At room temperature, zinc oxide exhibits excellent luminescence properties and has a high band gap and exciton bound energy. You can use it in liquid crystal displays and thin film transistors as well light emitting diodes.
As a nano-material of zinc oxide, microparticles also became a part of related areas.

How is Zinc Oxide used?
1. It’s used mostly as a reinforcement agent, active agent or in rubber cable industry, coloring agent, filler of rubber and vulcanizing agents in Chloroprene.
2. Fine desulfurization in the chemical fertilizer sector.
3. These white pigments are used mainly as rubber vulcanizing activate agents, rubber desulfurizing compounds, and organic catalysts. They can also be used for pharmaceutical printing, xerographic printing, and other purposes.
4. It is used to desulphurize NH3, petroleum, and natural gas chemical substance gas.
5. Use it as a matrix in the analysis of reagents, reference agents, fluorescent agents, and other photosensitive data.
6. Useful for electronic wet copying, dry printing, laser facsimile communication and electrostatic recording on electronic computers.
7. It is used for special functions, such as plastic occupation and cleaning textiles.
8. It’s widely used for deep desulfurization of industrial material such as NH3, methanol, and hydrogen production.
9. It is used to make plaster and ointments.
10. Useful in the printing, dyeing and papermaking industries, as well as matches and pharmaceuticals. As vulcanizing, strengthening, coloring, and reinforcing agents for natural rubber, rubber, latex, and rubber. You can also use it in production of zinc chromium, zinc yellow, and zinc carbonate. Additionally, it can also be used to produce feed additives such as zinc patching agent in feed processing, electronic laser data and phosphors.
11. White pigment. This pigment has a lower coloring power than Lithopone or titanium dioxide. This resin is used extensively in ABS resin (C8H8) n and epoxy resin as well as phenolic and NH3-based resins and PVC, paint, and ink coloring.

What role does Zinc oxide play in coatings?
1. As a white color pigment: Also known as Zinc white, zinc oxide is a white colour. Zinc oxide has a lower coloring power than titanium dioxide. This means that it can be used in situations where zinc dioxide is not required to change the color of titanium varnish. This makes it convenient to weigh and adjust the color paste. The color sensitivity can also be reduced.
2. This is a little-used method to increase the coating properties in epoxy resins with carboxyl functional bands.
Zinc oxide can be alkaline, reacts with carboxyl functional bands in epoxy resin to make zinc soap. The coating will improve flexibility and strength and it is lighter than titanium dioxide.

3. Promote the reaction between carboxyl and epoxy groups.
Epoxy resin / Polyester, Polyester / TGIC or other electrostatic materials: The catalytic epoxy reaction’s carboxyl reaction accelerates and is faster. Also, solidification times are reduced.

4. It can be used as a filler for conductive functions.
Some industrial applications require the prevention of static electricity. This is because zinc oxide is an oxide of metal and has an electrical conductivity. Therefore, it’s used extensively as a conductive filler for architectural coatings.

5. It protects ultraviolet light.
Zinc dioxide is an inexpensive white light stabilizer. This has a high level of security protection, particularly for ultraviolet light between 240 and 380nm. This coating is used frequently in outdoor electrostatic powder. It has good UV shielding capabilities, which can extend the life expectancy of the product.

6. You can remove bacteria and mildew.
Zinc oxide can sterilize architectural coatings that are water-soluble and has strong germicidal abilities. Use it in the form of electrostatic powder to get rid mildew.

Why does rubber contain zinc oxide?
While zinc oxide makes up a tiny part of rubber compound production, it still plays an important part. Together, zinc oxide and the stearic acid make zinc soap. This improves zinc oxide’s solubility in rubber compound. It also forms a complex that contains an accelerator. This is a very powerful compound that reacts strongly with sulfur and forms a powerful vulcanizing agents. This is the key to rubber production.
In rubber manufacturing, zinc oxide may also be used to improve rubber’s crosslinking density. Zinc oxide reacts to stearic to create Zn2++ sodium, which chelates to the side hanging rubber accelerator containing the sulfur. This makes the weak bonds in rubber stronger, alters the cracking position, rubber vulcanization results in shorter crosslinking bonds and an increase of crosslinking density. Additionally, this can improve the thermal properties and aging of vulcanizates.

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