(International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 2015)
Contributors: Santosh C. Jagadale, K.Rajkumar, R.P.Chavan, D.N.Shinde, C.L.Patil.
It is a known fact that Rubber Industry contributes in environmental pollution in different stages. Therefore this paper describes the information about a group of ingredients that causes pollution in the rubber industry. In a rubber product making process, different types of rubber chemicals and additives are added, depending on the requirement of ease of processing, improvement in properties in final product and cost reduction. Generally, rubber compound is made from basic raw rubber, activators, accelerators, fillers, plasticizers, antidegradants, curatives etc. While some other chemicals, such as: resins, wax, metallic coagents, dispersants, prevulcanising inhibitors, binders etc. are also added in order to achieve some special characteristic in the final product. These chemicals and or their complex with other ingredients are considered to be the cause of pollution to environment. Rubber products after use, becomes scrap and dealing with such scrap is a challenge to the Industries.