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Rubber has varied applications for Industrial, Commercial & Domestic Use, Rubber Bits is the Solution.

Thermoset elastomers, commonly known as rubber, are the best materials for a wide variety of industrial applications, due to their ability to provide both flexibility and durability. However, elastomers are complex materials, which must be chosen carefully and compounded to fit the part’s function and the molding process required.

The most popular types of elastomers for industrial applications of molded rubber parts.

  • Natural Rubber
  • Polyisoprene
  • Butyl Rubber (IIR, Isobutene-isoprene)
  • Chloroprene (CR, Neoprene®)
  • Ethylene Propylene Diene (EPDM)
  • Fluorocarbon (FMK, Viton®)
  • Fluorosilicone (FSI)
  • Nitrile Butadiene (NBR)
  • Saturated Nitrile (HNBR)
  • Silicone Rubber (SI, Gum and Liquid)
  • Styrene Butadiene (SBR)
  • Urethane (PU, Polyurethane)

While the terms rubber and elastomer are used interchangeably, the materials are different in their chemical compositions and their uses. Elastomers for industrial use are classed according to their application, whether for a general purpose or a high function component, as well as their ability to resist oils and chemicals, maintain biocompatibility, or withstand high and low temperatures during operation.

Five General Purpose Elastomers – Industrial Applications

ETHYLENE PROPYLENE DIENE (EPDM/EPM)

Applications

NATURAL RUBBER

Applications

POLYISOPRENE

Applications

  • Hoses
  • Tires
  • Engine mounts
  • Shock absorbers
  • Bushings
  • Gaskets
  • Footwear
  • Sporting goods

STYRENE BUTADIENE RUBBER (SBR)

Applications

  • Tires
  • Tubes
  • Gaskets
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Seals
  • Shock mounts

SILICONE RUBBER

Applications

Automotive

  • Pollution-control devices
  • Ignition cables insulated and/or jack
  • Coolant and heater hoses

Aerospace

  • Connectors
  • Dust boots
  • Seals
  • Gaskets
  • Cushions
  • Anti-icing hoses
  • Oxygen masks

Appliances

  • Wire insulation
  • Oven door gaskets
  • Defroster wires
  • Electrical applications

Food and Health

  • Baby bottle nipples
  • Tubing for liquids
  • Conveyor belts for food

Medical

  • Prosthetic devices
  • Implants
  • Surgical tubing