Its main characteristic is elastic recoil, i.e. elasticity. You can stretch a rubber band until it reaches a length much greater than its original one without breaking it; then, when you let it go, it will immediately return to its original shape and length.
Suitable for current uses without specific characteristics of resistance to heat, chemical agents or weather. Insertion of one or more textiles based on the thicknesses.
Natural rubber can soften as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures; this phenomenon is due to the decomposition of the material.
Only using reinforcing fillers, SBR vulcanizates have the same mechanical characteristics as natural rubber.
The characteristics of the vulcanizate depend primarily on the type of rubber used, even if they are substantially very similar.
BR vulcanizates have a good resistance to gasoline, oils and mineral greases, but are poorly resistant to aging.
Articles produced with chloroprene rubber are generally highly inflammable, have a good resistance to ozone, weather, chemical agents and aging.
Fluorinated elastomers are non-flammable and have a good resistance to high temperatures, ozone, oxygen, mineral oils, synthetic hydraulic fluids…
Elastomer have a high degree of impermeability to water and air, a good resistance to abrasion, and good tensile strength.
Vamac®, commonly indicated with the acronym AEM or EAM depending on whether the European or American terminology is used, indicates a type of ethylene-acrylate rubber.
Hypalon derives from the chlorosulfonation of polyethylene. Crystalline polyethylene is made amorphous through the introduction of chlorine in amounts ranging from 25 to 45%.