Nitrile rubber, also called nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR, Buna-N), is a synthetic rubber that provides excellent resistance to petroleum-based oils as well as mineral and vegetable oil. Nitrile rubber performs well in carburetor and fuel pump diaphragms, aircraft hoses, oil seal and gaskets as well as oil-lined tubing.
Due to its versatility and strong resistances, nitrile material is used in applications involving not only oil, fuel and chemical resistance, but those applications requiring resistance to heat, abrasion, water, and gas permeability.
Nitrile rubber is also a great material choice for applications that require abrasion resistance and metal adhesion.
Benefits of using nitrile rubber:
·Excellent solution for sealing applications
·Good compression set
·Resistance to heat
·Resistance to abrasion
·Resistance to water
·Resistance to gas permeability
Nitrile rubber's material properties make it an excellent solution for sealing applications.
It also has excellent resistance to petroleum products and can be compounded for service of temperatures up to 250°F (121°C). With these temperature resistances, the right nitrile rubber compounds can withstand all but the most severe automotive applications.
·Oil resistant applications
·Low temperature applications
·Automotive and aircraft fuel systems
·Nitrile roll covers