ASG stock and supply a whole host of non-metallic materials in rolls, sheets and cut parts. Our solid rubber materials are generally manufactured in continuous rolls, in a range of standard thicknesses and in widths of 1mtr, 1.2mtrs or 1.4mtrs, which we hold in stock ready to be supplied in full or cut down into other products. As we carry out all our own conversion in-house, we can supply these materials cut down to smaller rolls, strips, washers, gaskets or pads, supplied with a choice of foils and self-adhesive tapes, as well as with layers of other materials to create composite sheets.
What is Solid Rubber?
Solid rubber has many of the same properties as its sponge and foam versions, but without the cushion and bounce, offering a more durable and resistant material. Solid rubber is available in a range of material types each with its own set of characteristics, properties and resistances to suit different exposures and environments. Solid rubber is often taken in roll form giving customers the flexibility to convert them into cut parts themselves as and when required or to cover larger surfaces.
Why use Solid Rubber?
Solid rubber is available in a range of material types, grades, thicknesses and hardnesses, each with its own desirable properties for use in different applications and industries. Using solid rubber components can create a tight, leak-proof seal that will remain unaffected when under impact. Solid rubber depending on the material type used can have qualities such as good resistance to chemicals, UV, ozone, weathering, oils, acids and salts.
Different grades of solid rubber have various working temperature ranges and have abrasion and tear-resistant properties. Solid rubber is a popular material choice for outdoor sealing applications and for sealing components within the automotive industry such as window/door seals, pumps, hydraulics and within flanges.
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a wide network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when looking for sold rubber, our most popular grades of solid rubber include:
Neoprene (CR) is one of our most popular solid rubber materials, with various thicknesses held in stock. Neoprene is suitable for use where there is exposure to grease, oil, acids, ozone and even seawater.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) another very popular solid rubber is great for use in outdoor applications. This material is resistant to water, UV, ozone, weather, abrasion, alkalines, ketones and diluted acids.
Nitrile (NBR) rubber is a popular solid material for use within the automotive industry where there is contact with petroleum, oil and grease.
SBR (Styrene-butadiene rubber) is a cost-effective, commercial-grade, general-purpose rubber with good abrasion resistance, tensile strength and low compression set. SBR rubber is not suitable for applications involving chemicals, ozone, very strong acids, grease, fat oils and hydrocarbons.
Silicone (SI) is an excellent electrical insulation material that can operate at high and low temperatures. Silicone rubber performs well when exposed to UV, weathering, ozone and moisture, and is available in a range of colours.
Viton rubber materials are manufactured for more demanding applications where there are harsh chemicals and high temperatures present. Viton rubber offers resistance to fluids, oils, acids and petroleum-based liquids.
For samples, datasheets or to discuss your sheet needs further, please give a member of our sales team a call.
Benefits of Solid Rubber
The type of solid rubber used will depend on the industry, environment and application it is going to be used in and what it will be exposed to. Depending on the material used, some of the benefits offered by solid rubber include:
- Popular for internal, external, marine & automotive sealing applications
- Can be used with high or low temperatures and with harsh chemicals
- Variety of grades, colours, hardnesses available
- Impermeable to water, dust, air and gases
- Resistance to oils, petroleum fluids, acids, ketones, chemicals, greases and fats.
- excellent resistance to ozone, weathering and ageing
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