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SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) is a cheaper general-purpose elastomer with properties similar to natural rubber, with high tensile strength, resilience, abrasion resistance and impact strength. It can be commonly found in hydraulic braking systems and the majority of its industrial uses come within the tire industry.

The first mass-produced synthetic rubber, neoprene is a strong general-purpose material for indoor and outdoor applications in a variety of environments. Its functional temperature range and tensile strength make neoprene a useful option in automotive, refrigeration and HVAC applications.

EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomers) is an extremely high-density synthetic rubber perfect for outdoor applications with a strong resistance to water, sunlight, ozone, heat and other weather elements. EPDM is frequently used for sealing hot water and steam and in gaskets for braking systems but has poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids.

Nitrile, also known as Buna-N, is one of the strongest rubber materials for applications involving petroleum or oil. Also featuring high heat resistance, nitrile is an ideal choice for fuel pumps or uses in automotive and industrial setting

It’s a popular choice for a reason — natural rubber is a good all-around, general-purpose seal and gasket material with excellent physical properties. While it displays poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids, fuels, oils, greases or strong acids, it’s incredibly air- and water-resistant and adds good shock- and vibration-resistance qualities.

Butyl rubber is a synthetic elastomer made by combining isobutylene and isoprene. It was the first rubber to be synthesized. It has good shock absorption characteristics and low moisture and gas permeability and is used in many commercial applications.

Hypalon® was a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CPSE) synthetic rubber (CSM). It had excellent resistance to ozone, weather, and oxygen elements making Hypalon was a commonly used material for gaskets, seals, plugs, and cables.

Urethane is often used as an alternative term for Polyurethane. There are ten major groups of urethanes: MDI-Polyesters: Produce FDA dry and wet food grade urethanes in the normal hardness range from 85 Durometer A to 45 Durometer D. They are tough, abrasion resistant and tear resistant. Used for hundreds of industrial and art-related applications, urethane rubbers are easy to use and exhibit good wear resistance. They can be poured, brushed on or sprayed onto most prepared surfaces and cure with negligible shrinkage.

Silicone rubber is a durable & highly-resistant elastomer (rubber-like material) composed of silicone (polymer) containing silicon together with other molecule like carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Its structure always comprises siloxane backbone (silicon-oxygen chain) and an organic moiety bound to the silicon.

Silicone rubber can withstand a wider range of temperatures than nearly every other elastomer, remaining functional between -60 and more than 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also solidly resistant to, water and electricity, and FDA-compliant grades are available for food-service or pharmaceutical applications.

Fluorosilicone rubber products features the wide temperature stability of silicone combined with the resistance to fuel, oil and solvents that fluorocarbon exhibits. FVMQ compounds work well in applications exposed to ozone, sunlight, air, petroleum products, and is commonly used in the aerospace industry. It is also used extensively in auto fuel emission systems and for static sealing applications.

Fluoroelastomer, also called fluorocarbon elastomer, any of a number of synthetic rubbers made by copolymerizing various combinations of vinylidene fluoride (CH2=CF2), hexafluoropropylene (CF2=CFCF3), chlorotrifluoroethylene (CF2=CFCl), and tetrafluoroethylene (C2=F4). Fluoroelastomers are often used as processing aids to enhance productivity and characteristics of plastic manufacturing and fabrication processes.

Viton® is a brand name of DuPont for its synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer, commonly used in O-rings and other moulded or extruded products. ... DuPont were the first to really market this family of materials, so Viton® has become the most commonly associated name with this fluoropolymer family. A high-performance rubber material first developed for use in the aerospace industry, Viton can withstand temperatures at upwards of 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Viton’s high heat and corrosive resistance has led to expanded use within automotive and chemical applications, as well.

These compounds are formulated using Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) or Styrene-Ethylene/Butylene-Styrene (SEBS) block co-polymers. These materials have many of the same properties as vulcanized rubbers, but can be molded and extruded using conventional thermoplastic process equipment. Thermoplastic processing provides advantages over vulcanized, thermoset rubbers which are processed using a slower and more costly curing process. Most of our TRP formulations are 100% recyclable and are RoHS compliant. Low levels of thermoplastic rubbers are sometimes added to other rubber adhesives. These materials are used as components in the following applications: PSAs, hot-melt adhesives, heat-activated assembly adhesives, contact adhesives, reactive contact adhesives, building construction adhesives, sealants, and binders.

FDA (Food Grade) rubber products are commonly used in applications where food or consumables are present, such as in the food processing, beverage, dairy, meat packing, and pharmaceutical industries. FDA rubber products are also found within most food packaging equipment, such as gable-top packaging machinery. All FDA manufactured products are handled and packaged in a Class 100 Clean Room environment and subjected to rigorous testing to meet the demands of the most challenging food processing and beverage applications.

Military grade rubber is also known as Military Specification or simply Mil Spec Rubber. From cloth inserted rubber to extrusions and sheet rubber, we can produce high-quality, military grade products that meet and exceed the specifications set forth by the US Military. Used for Military and Defense this material is top of the line and is resistant to weather, ozone, electricity, chemicals and the environment. Learn more about Mil-Spec Rubber.