Solid & Sponge Rubber Compounds




 

Commonly Available Materials:

EPDM

General Specifications of EPDM:

  • Excellent resistance to ozone, weather, water, and steam and to natural aging
  • Very good flexibility at low temperatures
  • Excellent product for outdoor applications
  • Performs poorly when exposed to oil, fuel, and hydrocarbon solvents
Neoprene

General Specifications of Neoprene:

  • Moderate resistance to oil and fuel
  • Good resistance to flame and weather
  • Very good resistance to abrasion, alkalis, acids
  • Performs poorly when exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons, and offers limited flexibility at low temperatures
SBR

General Specifications of SBR:

  • Excellent impact strength
  • Very good resilience, tensile strength, abrasion resistance
  • Very good flexibility at low temperatures
  • Poor resistance to ozone and sunlight
  • Very little resistance to oil, gasoline and hydrocarbon solvents
PVC

General Specifications of PVC:

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Very good recovery after compression set
  • Excellent shock absorption properties
  • Performs good when exposed to alcohol, oil, and fuel
  • Performs poorly when exposed to degreasing hydrocarbon solvents
Natural Rubber

General Specifications of Natural Rubber:

  • High tensile strength
  • Superior resistance to tear and abrasion
  • Excellent rebound elasticity (snap)
  • Good flexibility at low temperatures
  • Excellent adhesion to fabric and metal
  • Poor resistance to heat, ozone, and sunlight
  • Very little resitance to oil, gasoline, and hydrocarbon solvents

Specific Rubber Materials Available Upon Request

 

   

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