Solid Nitrile Rubber
One of the many rubber materials offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd is solid nitrile rubber (NBR). This material is manufactured in roll form usually at 1.4mtrs wide x 10mtrs long and in thicknesses starting at 1mm, which are stocked by ASG ready to be supplied or converted into various other products such as sheets, gaskets, strips and washers, supplied with a plain or self-adhesive finish using our in-house laminating service.
Nitrile rubber is often taken in roll form as they give customers and end-users the flexibility to cover large surface areas and to be able to cut their own parts as and when they are required.
Nitrile rubber sheets can be produced in different grades, and range of hardnesses from 40°- 70° shore (the shore hardness is measured using a shore durometer which indicates the level of resistance to indentation, the higher number on the scale indicate a greater resistance - harder the material/lower number indicate less resistance- softer the material).
What is Solid Nitrile Rubber?
Nitrile rubber is sometimes also referred to as Nitrile butadiene or NBR rubber, which is a synthetic rubber produced from a copolymer of acrylonitrile (ACN) and butadiene. Nitrile rubber can be purchased as pre-cut parts or as a full roll of material and are ideal for the production of parts used where oil resistance is required including fuel hoses, automotive seals, gaskets and even rollers within the printing industry. Typical compounds of nitrile rubber give good resistance to mineral oils, vegetable oils, fuels, petrol, ordinary diluted acids and alkalines.
For information on Solid Nitrile Rubber please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Black (white or blue in food grade)
- Shore: 40 – 70 Shore
- Resistances: Oil, Water, abrasion/wear, petrol/fuel
- Temperature Range: -20°C to 70°C
- Thickness: 1mm - 25mm (flat seals/washers) - bespoke thickness for extrusions/mouldings
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Samples - Technical Solid Nitrile Rubber
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Why use Solid Nitrile Rubber?
Solid nitrile rubber has many excellent properties and is available in different shore hardnesses and grades each suited to different industries. Nitrile rubber is excellent for creating air, gas, dust and watertight seals, with good tensile strength, anti-abrasion properties and resistance to petrol, mineral & vegetable oils and some acids and alkalis, the material also some flame retardancy, and a working temperature range of -20°C to +70℃. Nitrile rubber is recognised by its resistance to ‘swell’ when exposed to oils and fuel, therefore holding its sealing capabilities making it a popular choice for automotive belting, hoses, o-rings, and oil seals within engines, hydraulics and flanges.
The Advantages of Using Solid Nitrile Rubber
There are many advantages to using solid nitrile rubber as the material is highly versatile and robust, this matched with the high resistance to oils, gases, fuels, grease, water and most acids makes nitrile rubber highly sought after in many industries including automotive, construction, oil and aerospace. Nitrile rubber is a highly effective sealing material for keeping out dust particles, hazardous gases, which is strong and durable meaning it can be easily cut into the desired profile without the risk of tearing or stretching the material.
Benefits of Solid Nitrile Rubber
- Water, mineral/oil, petrol, abrasion resistance.
- Can be formed into complex seals and extrusions or cut into bespoke parts
- Available in various grades and hardnesses
- Water Proof
- Excellent sea against gasses
- Excellent for automotive applications
Different Grades of Solid Nitrile Rubber Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a network of material suppliers and manufacturers, meaning we have access to various grades of nitrile rubber which include:
(British Standard ) BS 2751 Nitrile is higher quality synthetic elastomer compared to commercial nitrile in terms of its improved elongation at break, tensile strength and resistance to a broader temperature range of -30°C up to +110°C. BS2751 nitrile is manufactured inshore hardnesses of 40° to 80°.
Blue Metal detectable nitrile rubber is a synthetic elastomer that is manufactured with an additive visible to metal detector scanners. This grade of material has excellent tear and abrasion resistance and is suitable for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications as a way of detecting and reducing contamination.
Food Quality (FDA) Nitrile rubber is available in white or blue colour options, both conforming to EC & FDA regulations, for use within food and pharmaceutical processing industries where the material needs to be resistant to vegetable oils, animal fats, fish oils and greases.
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