Commercial Rubber Seals
ASG are one of the UK’s largest non-metallic material converters, having a network of manufacturers and suppliers enabling us to offer an array of seals, including those produced using various grades of solid commercial rubber.
We supply the highest quality commercial rubber seals taking the forms of gaskets, washers, o-rings, mouldings and extrusions, which are all designed for the purpose of preventing leaks or ingress of air, fluids and gas. All our seals are made to order and are produced using samples or drawings provided by customers to ensure the final product perfectly fits the application.
As each form of seal needs to be manufactured using a different process, ASG has invested heavily in various machinery meaning we can offer high or low quantities.
What are Solid Commercial Rubber Seals?
Solid Commercial Rubber (SBR styrene-butadiene rubber) is an economy-grade material, black in colour which has a higher wear resistance compared to solid natural rubber and remains flexible even at low temperatures. SBR rubber compounds are often mixed with another polymer such as neoprene (NR/SBR), EPDM and Nitrile (NBR/SBR) which are intended to improve or add additional properties.
Solid commercial rubber is available in a range of hardnesses of 60, 65 and 70 shore A. ‘Seal’ is a generic term for products often taking the form of cut gaskets, strips, washers, extruded or moulded profiles and edge trims.
They are often used as a gap-filler between surfaces, acting as a separator or a barrier to prevent liquids, particles or gases escaping or penetrating the application and in a number of vibration dampening, sealing and insulating applications.
For information on Commercial Rubber Seals please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: black
- Temperature: -20°C up to +70°C.
- Density: 60-70 shore A
- Resistances: water, oxidation, acids, alkali, gases
- Offers good resistance to abrasion
Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
or downloaded from our online portal.
Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical Commercial Rubber Seals
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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Why use Solid Commercial Rubber Seals?
Customers often choose commercial rubber for the production of their seals as it is offered as a low cost, general-purpose material with high tensile and impact strength, resistance to abrasion and flexibility even at low temperatures.
Solid commercial rubber has a working temperature range of between 70℃ to -20℃ and has good resistance to water. SBR rubber is not suitable for applications involving chemicals, ozone, very strong acids, grease, fat oils and hydrocarbons.
This material can often be found used in many general-purpose applications such as sealing strips, automotive parts, gaskets, washers and extruded or moulded seals.
Benefits of Commercial Rubber
- Excellent resilience and tensile strength
- Excellent seal against air, water and diluted mixtures
- Temperature: -20°C up to +70°C.
- Abrasion resistance
- Excellent impact strength
Grades of Commercial Rubber Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with many material manufacturers which gives our customers more choice. Commercial rubber is not only available as an SBR grade, but also blended with other polymers to give a cheaper alternative, some of these blends include:
CR/SBR (neoprene) is manufactured using neoprene rubber and SBR compounds to create a material with properties of premium grade material at a reduced cost. This material is generally used for gap sealing and dust seals. Commercial grade neoprene offers resistance to oils, grease, dilute acids and alkalies and are hard-wearing enough to be used outdoors.
NBR/SBR (Nitrile) is manufactured using nitrile rubber and SBR compounds to create a material suitable for general purpose gasketing. This commercial-grade rubber offers resistance to fuels, petroleum, oils and many solvents making it suitable for use within a variety of industrial applications.
EPDM/SBR rubber is another hybrid made up of 2 different compounds. This particular grade of material offers good resistance to weathering and Ozone deterioration and provides properties such as high tensile strength and tear resistance. Commercial grade EPDM rubber is typically used for applications such as pipe seals, weather strips and dust seals.
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