Morphological study of rubber granules used in artificial turf systems with SEM and DSC methods
Rubber is different from other polymeric materials because it needs to be crosslinked or vulcanised and mixed with several additives like fillers to achieve its state. The recycled rubber materials presented as granules are rapidly used as infill material for different fields. One of the most important issues, especially in Albania is proving that these materials are recycled. One of the most important issues, especially in Albania is proving that these materials are recycled. Through the images provided by SEM we could study the microstructure of our samples. Also, after conducting an EDX spectrum analysis, we observed additives in the recyclable materials. The DSC methods analyses that will provide info regarding the composition in rubber granules. Thermal analysis is an essential technique to measure the temperature or time dependent response of physical and chemical changes that occur in materials.