NATURAL RUBBER (NR)

- Nov 18, 2019-

 

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.

Primary Uses

O-rings, rubber seals and custom molded rubber components for:
» rubber to metal bonded vibration isolators and mounts
» automotive diaphragms

» FDA applications for food and beverage seals

 

 

Temperature Range (dry heat)

 

low

high

- 60 °F
-51 °C

220 °F
104 °C

 

Application Advantages

 

» excellence compression set
» good resilience and abrasion
» good surface friction properties

 

Application Disadvantages

 

» poor resistance to attack by petroleum oils
» poor ozone, UV resistance