Comparison Of Synthetic Rubbers

Rubbers can be classified into "natural rubber" and "synthetic rubber". 

As you can imagine from its name, natural rubber is made from a runny, milky white liquid called latex that oozes from certain plants when you cut into them

Synthetic rubber is a material that is chemically produced by using petroleum as the main raw material. There are various rubber materials in synthetic rubber, and it is considered as improved material properties. having properties comparable with natural rubber or even better.

For people not familiar with all rubber properties. This page will provide as much information as possible about the properties of synthetic rubber. 


Types of Synthetic rubber:


It is the short form of Ethylene propylene dines monomer rubber. EPDM is the most popular and useful in Synthetic rubber types and used for many purposes. This rubber is highly resistant to hot and to oxidation. It is Suitable for continuous use at temperatures up to 150 degrees. Its water and moisture resistance is good at all. It has played an important role in every one’s life to provide relief.
EPDM is used to fix roof leaks. Liquid EPDM is used with a pre-measured bottle catalyst to cause a very unique chemical cross link to occur resulting in a significantly strong bond.

Acrylic rubber:

Synthetic rubber containing acrylonitrile is Acrylic rubber. Its resistance to hot oil and to oxidation is good but poor resistance to water or moisture. It is suitable for continuous use at temperatures up to 150 degree Celsius and up to about 180-degree Celsius.

Butadiene Rubber (BR):

A diene rubber is supposed to be the most elastic rubber type. A typical application is a blend of BR and natural rubber in truck tires.

Butyl Rubber (IIR):

Resulting from low levels of unsaturation between long polyisobutylene segments, the primary qualities of butyl rubber are excellent and good flexible properties. To meet specific processing and property needs it has developed grades.

Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSM)/ Hypalon:

Some products where chlorosulfonated polyethylene rubber is used include rubber linings, hoses, valve seals, and gaskets etc.Variety of products are made using CSM. Some of the popular uses and applications of Hypalon or chlorosulfonated polyethylene are as follows: Construction industry uses CSM for roofing membranes, liners, and covers for portable water reservoirs etc.

Fluoroelastomers (FKM):

Viton To get a better idea on Fluoroelastomers, you need to get knowledge about that. It is designed for very high-temperature operation… It provides extraordinary resistance to chemicals, oil, and heat. It is used for the variety of high-performance applications in the automotive, aerospace, and petrochemical industries.

Isoprene Rubber (IR):

The isoprene rubber is similar to natural rubber but made artificially or synthetically.

The physical properties of IR rubber are in general somewhat inferior to those of natural rubber but, in principle, the two types of rubber are quite similar.

It is a colorless, transparent and almost odorless viscous liquid rubber.

Nitrile Rubber (NBR):

Nitrile Rubber is known in synthetic rubber produced by polymerization of acrylonitrile with butadiene.

. This type of synthetic rubber is widely used in a number of applications.

Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM):

Perfluoroelastomers are a type of synthetic rubber having even greater heat and chemical resistance than the fluoroelastomers.Perfluoroelastomers is widely used as seals on semiconductor wafer processing equipment.

Polychloroprene (CR)/ Neoprene:

Polysulfide Rubber (PSR):

Advantages of Polysulfide Rubber These rubber is very soft, stretchy and longlasting.

This rubber with lead creative has an offensive odor.

Silicone Rubber (SiR):

Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR):

Styrene Butadiene Rubber is the outcome of synthetic rubber research.Under the impact of the shortage of natural rubber, a German chemist developed a series of synthetic elastomers.