Description

Natural rubber is a product coagulated from the latex of the rubber tree, hevea brasiliensis. Natural rubber features low compression set, high tensile strength, resilience, abrasion and tear resistance, good friction characteristics, excellent bonding capabilities to metal substrate, and good vibration dampening characteristics.

Temperature Range

Low -54° C
High 72° C

Hardness Range

30 to 90 Shore A

Application Advantages

  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Excellent resilience and compression set
  • Excellent electrical resistivit
  • Excellent adhesion to fabric and metals
  • Excellent resistance to water and dilute acids and alkalis
  • Good flexibility at low temperatures
  • Good resistance to abrasion, gouging and cut growth
  • Good resistance to oxidation, steam, ketones and oxygenated solvents, alcohols and ammonia
  • OK in concentrated alkali and acid

Application Limitations

  • Poor resistance to High temperatures
  • Poor resistance to ozone, sunlight and flame
  • Poor resistance to oils, gasoline, hydrocarbon solvents (degreasers), aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents

Usage:

  • Rubber to metal bonded vibration isolators and mounts
  • Automotive diaphragms
  • Applications for food and beverage seals