Synthetic Rubber Products
Physical & Mechanical Properties / Chemical Resistance / Thermal Properties / Environmental Performance / Synthetic Rubber Applications
What is Synthetic Rubber?
Synthetic Rubber or Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) is a low-cost, versatile rubber material. Although it is non-oil resistant, it offers similar properties to natural rubber; however, it has superior wear, abrasion and water resistance properties. Furthermore, the price of synthetic rubber is far lower than the price of natural rubber.
Synthetic rubber also offers exceptional performance in extreme temperatures. However, it is not recommended for use in applications with exposure to strong acids, oils, greases, ozone, fats and most hydrocarbons.
Producing synthetic rubber involves various petroleum-based monomers. These monomers can be mixed in a variety of proportions to be copolymerized. As a result, it can create products with a wide range of physical, mechanical, and chemical characteristics. Monomers can either be produced pure or with additional impurities and additives during the design process.
Read below for advantages and properties of Synthetic rubber:
Advantages of Synthetic Rubber
- Low cost alternative to Natural Rubber
- Versatile application
- Low temperature flexibility
- Exceptional heat resistance
- Wide temperature range
- Comparable abrasion resistance to Natural Rubber
Qualiform ISO Certified Synthetic Rubber Manufacturer
Qualiform is an ISO-certified synthetic rubber manufacturer with a catalog of high-precision custom rubber molding services. Our capabilities include molding standard OEM replacement stars as well as custom finger lengths and configurations. With Qualiform, you can develop a recycling star for your application or media processing! Contact our expert technical staff for consultation on design and property requirements.
Qualiform is an industry leader in rubber processing, development and testing. Our precision rubber manufacturing services include rubber molding, rubber compression molding, rubber injection molding, rubber transfer molding, and rubber to metal bonding. Our expertise also allows us to offer reliable problem-solving capabilities in all areas of rubber molding and rubber-to-metal bonding. As a result, we can create custom solutions for nearly any application.
Qualiform offers 40+ years of experience in custom rubber molding and manufacturing, so you can depend on Qualiform to create the high-quality rubber parts you need. Contact the Qualiform technical staff at (330) 336-6777 to learn more about how we can help you.
Qualiform Proprietary Blend
In addition to our synthetic rubber materials, Qualiform offers a proprietary blend with reinforcing fibers. Qauliform directly blends reinforcing fibers into the synthetic rubber. As a result, it offers improved resistance to abrasions and impacts as well as improved durometer, toughness and performance. Qualiform also offers this blend for our other available materials:
- Butyl Rubber
- EPDM Rubber
- Natural Rubber
- Neoprene Rubber
- Nitrile Rubber
- Rigid & Flexible Rubber
- Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
- Viton Rubber